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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...
DOVER - At the Dover Selectboard’s meeting on Tuesday, economic development director Steve Neratko told the board that the town’s beautification committee intended to ask for $15,000 to $20,000 in economic development funding for new holiday decorations, to be requested and used in the coming...
DOVER - At the Dover Selectboard meeting on Monday, zoning administrator Tabi Freedman, who has taken over handling most of the town’s IT matters, said she was leaning toward going with First Light for internet services over Duncan Cable, a local provider. The board hesitated before discounting...
WILMINGTON- A residential development in the so-called Haystack “East Tract” proposed by Comtuck LLC will require a full Act 250 review, according to Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin.
Durkin’s order, issued on Friday, November 2, upholds a jurisdictional opinion issued by District 2...
WILMINGTON- The Development Review Board has denied the Hermitage Club’s request for a second extension of their 2015 zoning permit for the construction of a proposed 93-unit, 184,000-square-foot condominium hotel at the base of Haystack Mountain.  
In 2017, the Hermitage requested a two-...
By Lauren Harkawik 
READSBORO - The Public Utilities Commission announced this week that it will hold a hearing in Readsboro to gather testimony about consumers’ experience with Consolidated Communications. The hearing, which will be held on Monday, November 26, at 6:30 pm at Readsboro...

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