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11/16/2012
Committee to review airport proposal in Vt. town

WEST DOVER, Vt. (AP) -- A southern Vermont entrepreneur is considering a plan to buy and renovate the defunct Mount Snow Airport and expand it so it would be accessible to private jets.

But noise and traffic has some local residents cautious about the plan by Jim Barnes, the owner of the Hermitage Club and Inn.

"Some were opposed to the airport," Dover Town Clerk Andy McLean told the Brattleboro Reformer (http://bit.ly/Qi7QUf ).

Reopening and expanding the airport, located next to the Mount Snow Golf Course, would require to re-surface the area as well as renovations of a building, aircraft hangers and renovations to the lighting system.

A committee is being formed to review information and discuss long-term and short-term impacts the airport may have on the area. The board will then decide whether to support the proposal.

"We will look at decibel levels, impact on the economy, pollution and lighting," said select board chair Nona Monis. "Then we will present the data to the select board."

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