Middleboro: Hearing to determine fate of campground

It’s already got a “closed” sign, and now Middleboro officials are awaiting the outcome of a court hearing on Monday, to determine whether they’ll be locking up the entrance of a camp-ground.

At issue are zoning violations by the Tispaquin Family Campground.

The hearing will deal with a previous ruling from Plymouth Superior Court.

In it, camp owner Barbara Holton was ordered to reduce the number of campers to 57 by the end of March.

The Town Manager says Holton has not complied with the order and claimed she was not going to open the campground.

Holton, who requested a stay of the judge’s ruling on Friday, has been at odds with Middleboro officials since she was denied a permit for 100 campers on the 40-acre facility nearly 30 years ago.

She ignored the town’s denial and doubled-up campers on, leading to a series of court cases that have yet to be resolved.

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Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.