Slate Ridge must shut down, judge says - VT Digger

The neighbors of the controversial Pownal firearms training facility have gotten their wish - at least for now. A judge has ordered Slate Ridge to temporarily cease operations.

"Judge Tom Durkin has not yet issued a final decision. The town has asked him to make the order permanent, require the removal of unpermitted buildings, impose fines and require Banyai to cover the cost of the town’s legal fees. “It is difficult for the Court to imagine an alleged zoning violation that could be the source of more significant irreparable harm than an unpermitted shooting range,” the motion, filed by attorney Merrill Bent to the court, said. “Ninety-one percent of that response is favorable to my position,” he said. “That’s as simple as it can get.”"

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-01-22 16:04:15 -0500