Mormon mogul eyes small-town Vermont for vast, futuristic development

TUNBRIDGE, Vt. — When Jane Huppee steps outside her hilltop home, she sees quintessential Vermont. Steep ridges. A winding dirt road. Soaring trees that blanket the Green Mountains as far as the eye can see.

It’s enough to frighten her. Huppee’s 43 bucolic acres are hemmed in on three sides by land being stockpiled for a futuristic utopia, the fanciful brainchild of a Utah businessman who wants to transform this slice of small-town New England into a vast, new community near the birthplace of the founder of the Mormon church. Read More