Gardiner mulls moratorium on kennel permits

Several months ago, alarms sounded among residents of Gardiner’s Sand Hill and Denniston Road neighborhood. A plan to convert a 180-acre former horse farm at 163 Denniston Road into a dog kennel landed on the planning-board lap. Among the nearest neighbors was a member of planning-board member Josh Verleun, who made it his immediate business to take a closelook at the proposal submitted by Springtown Farmland, LLC. The intent seemed to be to house a puppy mill, not merely a place to leave one’s pet. Concerned about the potential for incessant noise, canine waste runoff . . .

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