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G2 Capital Advisors Managing Director of Restructuring, Pat Reinhardt
By Mike Eldred
HARTFORD, CT- A company that was once tasked with turning around the financially troubled Hermitage Club is now suing their former client for failing to repay a loan. 
G2 Capital Advisors filed the lawsuit in Hartford, CT, Superior Court in August, claiming James...

Halifax
HALIFAX- The Vermont Department of Health has released a report detailing the concentrations of harmful perfluorooctanic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS),  known collectively as PFCs, present in Bennington and Halifax drinking water. The report advises residents who may have been...
DOVER - Representatives from the bi-town economic development committee met separately with the Dover and Wilmington selectboards on Tuesday evening. The boards were presented with proposed funding options for the next three years. The funds, if awarded, would come from the towns’ 1% local option...
DOVER - In what zoning administrator Tabi Freedman called a choice of “local versus power,” the Dover Selectboard was tasked with choosing between Duncan Cable and FirstLight, a company that provides fiber service throughout the Northeast, for an upgrade of internet service to fiber for the town...
WILMINGTON - Five telecommunications associations are suing the state of Vermont over legislation that seeks to mitigate the effects of the Federal Communications Commission’s  2018 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations. In the complaint, which was filed in the US District Court on...
Hermitage Club founder James Barnes, right, raised a glass to toast the opening of the Barnstorrmer lift in January 2016.
Hermitage Club founder James Barnes, right, raised a glass to toast the opening of the Barnstorrmer lift in January 2016.
HARTFORD, CT- Five members of a company formed to finance the Hermitage Club’s Barnstormer ski lift are seeking $9.8 million they say James Barnes and Hermitage Inn Real Estate Holding Company owe them.  The action filed in Hartford, CT Superior Court also seeks the appointment of an interim...
Snowmaking machines sit idle at Haystack Mountain this week.

HARTFORD, CT- A New Jersey bank has filed a lawsuit against Hermitage Club owner James Barnes, seeking payment due for snowmaking equipment at the troubled ski resort.  
Lakeland Bank, based in Oak Ridge, NJ, filed the complaint in Hartford, CT, Superior Court on October 3,...

Judge Robert P. Gerety, left, listens as attorney James Valente argues for Whitingham at a September hearing.
NEWFANE- A Windham Superior Court judge has denied the state’s motion to dismiss an education funding lawsuit filed by the town of Whitingham and two of its residents. 
In his decision, Judge Robert P. Gerety Jr. said the claims, which allege that the state has infringed on the plaintiffs...

Wilmington Selectboard chair Tom Fitzgerald, second from right, talks about regional policing with Dover Selectboard members Josh Cohen, Sarah Shippee, and Vicki Capitani. Looking on are Wilmington vice chair John Gannon, right, and Marco Tallinin, back.
DOVER - The selectboards from Dover and Wilmington held a joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss the potential for regional policing between the two towns. The concept was initially posed by Wilmington.
No decisions were made.
In early October, the Dover Selectboard received a letter...

Kathy Urffer, river steward for the Connecticut River Conservancy, talking about her work in the state.
WILMINGTON - On Thursday, November 8, attendees of a meeting in Memorial Hall heard from representatives from the Connecticut River Conservancy, the Deerfield River Watershed Association, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation, who talked about...

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