STENGER, POMERLEAU NEAR AGREEMENT
NEWPORT CITY – Retailers who have a presence at the Waterfront Plaza will have a place to call home until at least January 2016.Tony Pomerleau, property owner and Burlington developer, and Bill Stenger, president and co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, have been in talks about entering a buy-sell agreement for several years. The plan is to raze the structures on the property and build a new convention center and hotel with suites, restaurants, and retail stores. Wednesday Pomerleau confirmed that Stenger recently gave him a "good will check." The check, at least in Pomerleau's eyes, means that Stenger is serious about purchasing the property.For more of this story, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 19, 2013.