- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Commission has asked Gov. Chris Sununu to reconsider his decision to remove from the Executive Council agenda a permit extension for a long-debated public boat ramp proposed for Lake Sunapee in Newbury.

The commission says the delay to the Wild Goose site - debated for 20 years - is due to “a few wealthy individuals” who have ownership on the shores of Sunapee and want to keep the lake “as their own private domain.” It says the site’s the only one that will meet the criteria as supported by an environmental assessment.

Ben Vihstadt, a spokesman for Sununu, said Tuesday the Wild Goose site “had as much chance of success as the Spruce Goose,” the Howard Hughes flying boat that flew just once.

Vihstadt said Sununu’s determined to bring forward a proposal that won’t stall for another 20 years.

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