USA Springs Inc. bankruptcy hearing August 25 at 9 a.m.

The US Bankruptcy Court in Manchester, NH will hold a confirmation hearing on whether to go ahead with USA Springs Inc.’s latest plan to come out of bankruptcy. This involves a Swiss investor named Malom willing to front $60 million over five years. The hearing is open to the public. We suggest that you call ahead to be sure it has not been postponed. The court’s number is 603-222-2600 and the case number is 08-11816; ask for the case manager. If you would like to carpool to the bankruptcy hearing in Manchester, send an email to

Nottingham Planning Board meeting re: mud bog racing proposal

In a victory for residents, the Nottingham Planning Board voted the mud bog racing proposal to be one of regional impact August 10, opening the way for concerned towns to be given abutter status. The Board also found that abutters had not been properly notified (a certified letter needs to be sent). Save Our Groundwater submitted a letter to the Board outlining our concerns on behalf of Nottingham and Barrington members and supporters. The case was adjourned to September 14th.  Please try to be there–it helps to show we care.

Nottingham Planning Board meeting re: Mud Bog Racing

The Nottingham Planning Board will hold a public meeting/hearing on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. to consider a proposal for a mud bog racing site off Route 4 between the LandCare business and the welding company. The hearing will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Town Municipal Office, 139 Stage Rd. (Rte. 152) in Nottingham. The case number is P11-08-SIT from applicant Gregg Gentile. The hearing is for “acceptance, compliance review, and final approval of the site plan…” SOG is concerned about potential environmental impacts to critical wetlands and watersheds, noise and traffic. For more information or to review the file, contact Lisa Sears, Land Use Clerk at 679-9597 between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.