Westward Shores’ owner Northgate Resorts is currently in two state courtrooms over zoning issues at its New Hampshire campgrounds. In addition to the local class action lawsuit filed against it by Westward Shores campers in Carroll County Superior Court, the Michigan-based business’s dispute with the Town of Milton over a proposed expansion of MiTeJo Campground reached the Supreme Court earlier this month.
As of 10 minutes ago, Ossipee Lake is back to the summer level of 407.25, just as scheduled.
In a recent ruling, a Superior Court judge clarified that her February decision to deny a complaint by Westward Shores campers against the campground’s previous owners, Anthony Aversa and Joan Brassill, pertains only to one of the four counts alleged in the case. The other three counts of the class action lawsuit remain open and unresolved.
Discovered three times last year on Ossipee Lake, cyanobacteria are on the rise around the state due to warming temperatures and increased phosphorus from runoff. It can be benign or it can be toxic, and it’s something every lake property owner should understand, as we found out at last weekend’s Wolfeboro Water Summit.
This year’s ice-out was at 7 p.m. last night, April 26. This the second year I have established the date after Ossipee’s Parks and Recreation Department discontinued the long-standing practice. Winter is over. Black fly season is in the wings.