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ReNewport narrows projects down to four

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copyright the Chronicle January 24, 2018

NEWPORT — Things did not go exactly as planned at the second reNewport meeting.

The gathering on January 17 drew a good crowd of around 100 people. The discussions of potential directions for civic engagement were thoughtful and respectful.

Voting to narrow down the 17 potential projects suggested at the first reNewport convocation in December to eight contenders went smoothly.

The surprise came when officials from the Vermont Council on Rural Development returned to the gym in the Newport Municipal Building after retiring to tabulate the second round of voting.

Instead of the expected three final projects, there were four.

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