The Berkshire Eagle reports after months of uncertainty, Taconic Aviation has been granted space to operate a scenic flight and flight instruction business at Harriman-and-West Airport.

The Airport Commission unanimously granted Taconic Aviation the use of city-owned hangar space at the airport on Tuesday, despite concerns from the public about owner Alex Kelly's personal behavior and criminal history.

Kelly was released in 2007 after he spent a decade in prison for the 1986 rapes of a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old within the course of a week.