State fines mortgage company amid cleanup

WEST FAIRLEE—A blighted property near Lake Fairlee that prompted a heap of complaints to local officials in West Fairlee was recently cleared of its trash piles and debris, according to selectboard chair Delsie Hoyt.
Town officials and neighbors became frustrated about the lack of response to their multiple cleanup requests at the neglected property along Route 244. Last year, after many months of effort without result, the situation was “kicked upstairs” to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources for enforcement, Hoyt said.