A week after allegations of massive fraud in a series of real estate deals in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, disappointment and frustration continue growing among many people in affected communities
"It kind of feels like the rug's been pulled out, under all of our feet," said Ned Andrews, who works in Newport. "And it's really sad."
The gaping hole in the center of downtown Newport looks and feels like betrayal to many in the small city on Lake Memphremagog. The community has long been hungry for jobs, and many saw a "renaissance block" redevelopment as a sign of brighter days ahead.
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