Northgate Resorts will take over the Glen campground, according to seller Dick Goff. Northgate also owns Westward Shores Campground on Ossipee Lake, and Mi-Te-Joe Campground in Milton.
The state owns a small boat ramp on White Pond, but Ossipee’s highway department has been repairing it for years, citing the state’s “negligence.” DES says the repairs have degraded the lake water and should not have been performed without a permit. Now it has given the town a deadline to clean things up.
A petition signed by 37 town residents seeks to “promote the ‘live free or die culture’ and possibly spur economic development” by dumping zoning, which has been in place since 2000. The town’s Planning Board and most members of the public attending a January 17 hearing on the petition think otherwise.
The warning was issued on June 22 after the state collected water samples at the head of the Ossipee River dam. Cyanobacteria are natural components of water bodies worldwide, but blooms and surface scums may form when excess nutrients are available to the water. Potential acute health effects include irritation of skin and mucous membranes, tingling, numbness, nausea, vomiting, seizures and diarrhea. No further blooms have been observed in this area at this time, according to the state.