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Newport State Airport project put on hold

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COVENTRY, Vt. -

The effects of the federal government shutdown are being felt across the region. This includes placing projects on hold.

Upgrades to the Newport State Airport in Coventry have been halted since Congress could not work out a spending bill.

The Caledonian Record says the money to build a longer runway is supposed to be coming from the Federal Aviation Administration and the state, but nothing can happen until the federal government starts paying its bills again.

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