About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. Mike says

    Down state millionaires that purchased an 11,000 sq. ft. mountaintop mansion for planetary health. Must be friends with Gore.

  2. Monique Weston says

    Does this mean the proposed large development that would cater to the wealthy and change the small town character of Jay be nixed?

  3. MaryLu Cianciolo says

    I wish them well. I hope any proposed development includes a year-round affordable housing component. The type of staff they will employ can find plenty of jobs but are leaving the area because they cannot find affordable year-round places to live.

  4. Jeanne says

    Livng in Wilmington in 1980, Paleface was open & it was such a great family, cozy small Ski area. I’mcuriouswhat new developments are planned? Onsite housing for employees? Opening the ski area, or a spa like setting, restaurant? We’d all love to get an idea of your plans.

  5. Wayne Rickert says

    Who purchased this ???? A Chinese company iam sure/ stop leasing out America. Thus this purchase shoukd be stopped immediately.

  6. adkDreamer says

    Not sure why the title of this article celebrates Wilmington, when in fact Bassett Mtn, which contains Paleface, the base lodge, ski mtn, and mountain estate property are in the Town of Jay, From Essex County SDG Image Mate Online, of the 21 parcels 11 are in the town of Jay and 10 are in the Town of Wilmington. All of the Wilmington parcels are undeveloped forest or abandoned agriculture lands.

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