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Eclipse viewing from Newport

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by Kenzie Strange

NEWPORT — Traffic was the first noticeable thing on eclipse day.  The streets were unusually crowded.  Cars flooded the highway, and it took ten minutes to drive through downtown Newport.  I played the “license plate game” as I did when I was ten years old and on a road trip — Connecticut, a few from North Carolina, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, several from New York, Pennsylvania, and some from New Hampshire.

Most folks from out of town were just trying to find a good place to watch the eclipse.  A group of seven people even parked in front of the Chronicle, saying they were planning on walking from there to Crystal Lake for viewing.

David Rysin, a member of the group, said he asked himself, “what would I regret more, staying home and missing the eclipse, or the traffic in driving to Vermont?” ..

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