It’s been one, long fortnight in Rangeley, Maine.
The “two-week” timeline had become something of a running joke among members of the rustic resort community, awaiting elusive word on the future of its beloved Saddleback Mountain. The Berry family, which had owned the ski area since 2003 and announced its intentions to sell in 2012, shuttered operations four years ago after failing to find financing for a new, quad chairlift.
And Saddleback sat quiet with little in the way of revelations for its clientele.
There was the whole Majella Group fiasco (CEO Sebastian Monsour was soon arrested in Australia for aged investor fraud) that delivered some promise for a period of time, but nothing concrete, despite the holdout of hope. It was a quiet aspiration, holding out in the dearth of news. Yet, nothing was ever imminent. Maybe, they said, in two weeks….