The main runway at the Northeast Kingdom International Airport is 1,000 feet longer than it used to be. Crews are laying pavement for a bigger taxiway and wide apron. Next up on the to-do list is a long-promised septic system.
Later this month, hundreds of Porsches will converge on the airport in rural Coventry for a two-day Jay Peak Resort-sponsored auto rally. It will be the largest event at the site since the Vermont-based band Phish held its "farewell" concert there in 2004.
Despite the collapse of a series of mammoth Northeast Kingdom projects that included a grand vision for the state-owned airport, signs of growth have emerged on the hill overlooking Newport.
Never mind the unfulfilled plans for a passenger terminal, warehouses, an airplane assembly plant and commercial flights into the tiny airport — all collateral damage of the April federal fraud charges against developers Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger.
Read more by clicking below image