The sport of wakeboarding isn’t new, but its rapid growth has created conflict. Now a diverse group of lake stakeholders will examine whether education or regulation or both are what’s needed.
A Superior Court judge last week ruled in favor of Westward Shores campers by granting them standing in their lawsuit against Northgate and the Town of Ossipee. But she deferred a decision on class action certification, pending an evidentiary hearing at which the campers must present evidence of the campground’s alleged deceptive business practices.
Dam officials hope the lower level will increase the likelihood that they can complete this year’s work on the new dam, which was delayed by funding issues. Boaters and marinas understand the thinking, but are frustrated about the short notice.
Nearly 33 acres of new weeds were found and mapped this month, according to the Freedom Aquatic Invasive Species Committee. But a lack of available funds means treatment will have to wait until next year.
Invasive weeds in the campground’s marina will be pulled by the state at the same time as the weeds found last month in the boat lagoon.