Airport Expansion

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Vermont officials say a German light aircraft manufacturer is going to set up operations at the Newport State Airport creating 25 jobs.

A southern Vermont entrepreneur is considering a plan to buy and renovate the defunct Mount Snow Airport and expand it so it would be accessible to private jets.

But noise and traffic has some local residents cautious about the plan by Jim Barnes, the owner of the Hermitage Club and Inn.

Dover Town Clerk Andy McLean tells the Brattleboro Reformer some residents were opposed to the airport.