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David Vincelette, of Hanover, is seen in spring 2017. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From this morning’s paper:

Municipal officials have seized for unpaid taxes a property belonging to a resident who has been engaged in a long-running feud with the town, raising the possibility that the parcel will be added to an adjoining recreational area but also leaving uncertain the fate of several people living on the land.


David Vincelette, owner of three adjacent parcels above Mink Brook with Lebanon Street addresses — 91, 93 and 95 — has been feuding with the town over his allegations that Hanover has been polluting the nearby brook and also over his accumulation of debris that has spilled past his land on to a public recreational trail.


For lack of payment on a $3,000 bill from 2014, the town last week took ownership of Vincelette’s parcel at 91 Lebanon St., where he says five people, some formerly homeless, are living in a 990-square-foot camp-style building.

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Here’s a video of Vincelette in the spring, shot by Valley News photographer James M. Patterson and edited by me: