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Vermont Supreme Court Justices will hear an appeal in Boyd, et al, on Wednesday, January 26.
MONTPELIER- The Vermont Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal of a lower court ruling in an education funding lawsuit filed by the town of Whitingham.  
Originally filed in 2017, the suit claims three plaintiffs, Whitingham student Sadie Boyd, Whitingham taxpayer Madeline Klein,...

The Barnstormer chairlift at the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. Creditors are seeking cash payments from the bankruptcy settlement for the lift. File photo/MDE
HARTFORD, CT- Several Hermitage creditors, including a trustee for a Barnes family trust, are vying for a share of the proceeds of a bankruptcy distribution to Barnstormer LLC in Connecticut District Federal Court.
The action was initiated by the plaintiffs in a previous Hermitage lawsuit...

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DOVER- North Branch Fire District Prudential Committee members met with Dover Selectboard members Tuesday evening, but failed to convince the board to approve the interim appointments of two prudential committee members whose memberships have been called into question.
North Branch Fire...
BURLINGTON- Former Hermitage Club managing directors Robert Balewicz and John Santaniello have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against former Hermitage owner James Barnes and his Hermitage Inn Real Estate Holding Company.  
According to documents filed in the ongoing Hermitage...
HARTFORD, CT- A Connecticut court granted a motion for default judgement against James Barnes last week in a lawsuit filed by a former Hermitage Club investor.
According to the court docket and Hollenbeck’s motion, Barnes never answered the Connecticut suit or made an appearance in the...
DOVER - At its virtual meeting on Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard heard from an attorney who hopes the town will join a class action lawsuit regarding polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water. In addition, the board agreed to join the Wilmington Works Christmas shopping initiative, Eat Sleep...
These fan guns were included in the sale of Hermitate equipment repossessed by Lakeland Bank last August
These fan guns were included in the sale of Hermitate equipment repossessed by Lakeland Bank last August
HARTFORD, CT- A Connecticut Superior Court judge has denied a motion by Lakeland Bank for default judgment against James Barnes for more than $469,000 in damages.
In her denial, Judge Ann Lynch noted that Lakeland attorneys signed an affidavit certifying that Barnes is not currently on...

Windham Superior Court Civil Division in Newfane
DOVER - In a suit filed with Windham Superior Court on Friday, September 25, Diana Dee has asked the court to overturn an order put forth by the Dover Selectboard regarding a vicious dog complaint made against Dee’s dog, Gemini. The suit, which was filed by attorney Lance Shader, says Gemini is a...

Donna and James Barnes' Watch Hill estate was sold at a bankruptcy auction in March for $10,403,000. Reinhart Foodservice, which has a $1.5 million lien on the house connected to a judgment against James Barnes and the Hermitage.
HARTFORD, CT- In an objection filed in Connecticut District Bankruptcy Court last week, Reinhart Foodservice makes it clear they intended to seek compensation from Donna Barnes’ bankruptcy estate for $1.5 million in money owed to them by former Hermitage owner James Barnes.
Reinhart filed...

Patricia Reinhardt, G2 Capital Advisor's restructuring and financial turnaround specialist was the Hermitage's chief restructuring officer in 2017 and 2018.
HARTFORD, CT- A Connecticut judge has ordered former Hermitage owner James Barnes to make weekly payments to satisfy a judgment in favor of his former consultants. Hartford Superior Court Judge Mark Taylor issued the order Monday, requiring Barnes to pay $35 per week to G2 Capital Advisors. The...

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