The selection of a contractor by Freedom’s Select Board today answers several key questions about the long-delayed, but now imminent, project. But Danforth Bay property owners remain concerned about losing access to Ossipee Lake after construction starts.
A true friend of the lake and the town of Freedom, Chuck DePew has died at age 89.
The family-friendly trail traverses land that was protected from development as a commercial trash transfer station 20 years ago.
The situation at Ossipee Lake Natural Area was once so dire that the only options appeared to be to let it die or ban all rafting at the site. Instead, the state took a chance that recreation and preservation could coexist. Ten years later, its bet has paid off.
Attorneys for the Town of Ossipee, Northgate Resorts, and campers who are suing both entities appeared at an evidentiary hearing last week in the slow-moving case.