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For four decades their predecessors had fought over airplanes and runways. A mediator assembled the two camps to seek a peace treaty. They remained stuck. Then the mayors of New Haven and East Haven decided to retire to another room, and find a way to make history.

That breakthrough took place last December at New Haven City Hall—and led to an agreement announced Monday afternoon about how to proceed with improving Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport.

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