Along with the entire East Burke community, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the very serious allegations surrounding QBurke ownership that the SEC and the State of Vermont made public yesterday. Like so many in the North East Kingdom, we are deeply concerned about the immediate impact this will have on our community.
We are working to better understand what the future holds, but do take some measure of comfort in Governor Shumlin’s public commitment to operate the resort with “minimal, if any, disruption to employment and services.” As a former operator of the resort ourselves, we are eager to help in any way that we can. For over 45 years the staff, alumni, family and friends of Burke Mountain Academy have endeavored to support the ownership of Burke Mountain believing that the interests of the mountain, the local community and our school are all directly aligned. We will continue to move forward with that in mind.
Board Chair, Burke Mountain Academy