City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had once looked forward to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs.

Now, it just sees a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as “the hole.”

Plans for Newport’s redevelopment fizzled in 2014 after a massive fraud case involving the people behind the plans. But there are renewed hopes for revitalization.

The community on the southern shores of Lake...

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