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Chris Olson / The Sun The rotating beacon at the Jamestown Regional Airport will be replaced later this week. This light has been working at the airport since it first opened in 1942.

JRA to add new rotating beacon

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When airplanes land at Jamestown Regional Airport in the coming weeks, the pilots may notice a change in the rotating beacon.

For the first time since the airport opened in 1942, there will be a new rotating beacon, said Matt Leitner, Jamestown Regional Airport Manager.

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"This light has been functioning since FDR," Leitner said, referring to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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