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08/22/18 7:23pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Ram’s Head Inn.

UPDATE:

Ram’s Head Inn co-owner James Eklund said Thursday that following a meeting that Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan had with Ram Island neighbors, he suspected the company would not proceed with its plans to buy the property.

There have been a few others looking at the Ram’s Head Inn — “There are always people looking. Hopefully, they’re the right people,” Mr. Eklund said.

“For the moment, we’re still there,” he said about plans he and his wife Linda Eklund have for continuing to operate the Ram’s Head until a buyer is identified.

But he said he would encourage anyone who develops a plan to buy the Inn to be willing to make it public and get ahead of the curve before neighbors start spinning their own versions of plans.

The original story about Easton Porter deciding not to buy the Inn appears below:

Easton Porter has withdrawn its plans to invest in the Ram’s Head Inn. Word came just before 6 p.m. today and after the press deadline for the Reporter’s print edition to be published on Thursday.

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08/17/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Ram’s Head Inn co-owner Linda Eklund and Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan responded to neighbors’ questions about proposed renovations and Mr. Donovan deferred some questions to a second meeting to be scheduled with neighbors, probably in September.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Ram’s Head Inn co-owner Linda Eklund and Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan responded to neighbors’ questions Wednesday about proposed renovations at the Inn.

Close to 20 Ram Island residents got answers to some of their concerns on Wednesday about projected Ram’s Head Inn renovations. The two-hour informational meeting included Michael Donovan, a principal of the Easton Porter Group that is contemplating purchasing the property.

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08/14/18 7:56am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Ram’s Head Inn.

UPDATE: The Ram’s Head Inn application has been pulled from the Planning Board agenda for tonight, Tuesday, August 14.

The Planning Board has the Ram’s Head Inn renovation proposal on its docket for Tuesday night’s meeting, but it won’t be a free-for-all when it comes to public comment. (more…)

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08/07/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Ram’s Head Inn.

Water quality is a key factor in a battle between the owners of the Ram’s Head Inn and some residents over the possible sale of the property to a Virginia corporation that operates high-end hotels and restaurants and specializes in wedding parties and other events. (more…)

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08/06/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Demand  enforcement
To the Editor:
I would like to make three points on the issue of short-term rentals (STR). First, earlier this summer, the Town Board presented a “clarification of language” on the STR law passed last year by a vote of four to one.

This clarification indicated, among other things, penalties for those who did not abide by the law. The audience for this reading and hearing was huge with the great majority for the law passed last year and its enforcement. The problem then, and now, was that there is no enforcement of the law on the books. (more…)