Daily Five: Which "Sign" Are You On?

Five things to know for Tuesday, August 14, 2012.


1. What's the Weather? Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s.

2. Powder Ridge Signs On Thursday, residents in Middlefield will decide during referendum whether to sell the abandoned ski area to Sean Hayes, owner of Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park, who has promised to invest millions of dollars in restoring the property.

Meanwhile, signs have been popping up around town in support of and against the deal.

Which side do you fall on? Let us know in the comments!

3. Primary Reminder The polls are open in Durham and Middlefield for today's primary starting at 6 a.m. Durham voters will head to Korn School and voters in Middlefield will cast ballots at the Community Center.

Registered party members will be able to vote in the lone statewide contest for U.S. Senate. For the Democrats, it's Chris Murphy versus Susan Bysiewicz and for the Republicans, it's Linda McMahon versus Chris Shays.

The polls will close at 8 p.m. Be sure to check back with Patch for results.

4. Haitian Dinner to Benefit HELO, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 43 Fowler Avenue in Durham. Tickets are $30 for a Haitian meal, beverages, and Haitian music highlighted by a live performance by the Union Brothers.

There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.  Elisabeth Kennedy, of Middlefield, co-founded HELO (Home, Education, Love, Opportunity) in 2007 providing a home for 12 children in a modest rented house near Les Cayes on Haiti's western peninsula. You can learn more by visiting http://www.helohaiti.org/  

For tickets contact Cloe at 860-349-8173 or 860-883-4196 or email her at cepoisson@aol.com.  We appreciate your support!

5. 2nd Annual Ukulele Night Come enjoy the sounds of the Humble Bees at Peckham Park on Thursday night. The FREE concert also features The Middfield Uke Club Band.

. Still not convinced?  of last year's show!


Michael Hayes (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I'd written that the primary was taking place at Memorial School. Duh! It's at the Community Center. Apologies for the error.
Mickey August 14, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I vote YES- Lets take this opportunity and let Sean run with it. While I think its a great deal- I'd vote yes even for a good or moderate deal- as that would be better than this expensive upkeep, taxes, and expenses related to trying to find a buyer. Sean is the ONLY one out there and he has a magnificent plan we should ALL get behind.
Amy Poturnicki August 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM
You know which "sign" I'm on! I advocate for families, memories, community, businesses, recreation, jobs and friends! If you asked your children to vote, how would they vote? (:0) :^) :) :D Go Brownstone!
Edward Bailey August 15, 2012 at 06:14 AM
I’m for the citizens of Middlefield to get out and vote to sell Powder Ridge! I’m for keeping the special interest groups from destroying Powder Ridge! I’m for the skiing for our youth! I’m for family recreation! I’m for the jobs! I’m for bringing Millions of dollars of investment into our community! I’m for the savings in Town spending! I’m for the tax revenue! I’m for the taxpayer! I’m all for Powder Ridge!


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