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The Barnstormer lift under construction in 2015 at Haystack Mountain. The lift was financed by a group of Hermitage Club members, five of whome have since sued club owner Jim Barnes for lack of payment. The group has asked a Connecticut court to enforce a settlement. File photo
HARTFORD, CT- Attorneys for a group of five investors in the Hermitage Club’s Barnstormer ski lift have filed a motion to asking the court to enforce a settlement agreement they say James Barnes agreed to, but refuses to sign. 
The five members of Barnstormer Summit Lift LLC filed the...
WILMINGTON- Wilmington homestead taxpayers are facing a 20-cent increase in the combined municipal and school tax rate next year. 
The bulk of the increase is in the homestead school tax rate, which is slated to rise by 18 cents, from $2.12 in the current year to $2.30 in 2020. But even...
DOVER - At its meeting on Monday, the River Valleys Unified Union School District Board discussed the warning for its upcoming annual meeting. Two articles spurred discussion: one pertaining to the amount the district should pay in tuition to independent schools for secondary students and one...
DOVER - The Dover School Board met on Monday. At the meeting, principal Matt Martyn said he is encouraged by midyear benchmarking with regard to basic skills, and that he and the school’s staff are looking into implementing a “social curriculum.” In other matters, chair Rich Werner said the board...
DOVER - Betsey’s Dot’s of Dover, considered by many to be a staple in the community, burned down early Sunday morning. This week, its owner, Betsey Reagan, said she is hoping to rebuild, but is exploring options.
On Thursday, Reagan said she was still in shock. “It hasn’t really hit me all...

The White House Inn
NEWFANE- A hearing in a lawsuit against James Barnes and one of his companies was held despite a last minute request for a continuance from Barnes.
The scheduled hearing was to consider a motion by White House Inn owner Bob Grinold for a preliminary injunction that would lift a lien placed...
NEWFANE- An Armonk, NY, woman who is suing James Barnes and his Hermitage Inn Real Estate Holding Company for breach of contract had her day in court last week, but neither Barnes nor any attorney for the Hermitage appeared in court. 
Last month, the court granted Bettina Bosma’s motion...

Gov Phil Scott directed the commissioner of labor to treat essential and excepted federal employees the same as other furloughed employees for the purposes of unemployment insurance benefit eligibility.
SOUTHERN VERMONT - The federal government has been shut down since December 22, making it the longest government shutdown in United States history. The second-longest shutdown, which went from December 1995 to January 1996, lasted 21 days. On Thursday, the current shutdown stretched into its 34th...

Greensprings fire Wilmington Fire Department
DOVER - Late Friday night, a unit at Greensprings was engulfed by a two-alarm fire. No one was injured in the fire, and the cause is being investigated. This week, representatives from Stamford Real Estate, which manages Greensprings, and West Dover Fire Department 2nd Capt. Mickey Kersten, who...
DOVER - At Tuesday’s meeting of the Dover Selectboard, the board approved its warning for Town Meeting. Among the warned articles is one pertaining to tax stabilization for commercial properties. Discussion of the article, and of proposed amendments to it, dominated the meeting. 
Town...

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