MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A Middlefield ski area that’s been closed for six years is reopening this week.

Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is scheduled to reopen Friday for the first time since 2007.

The nearly 250-acre ski park which opened in 1959 has been closed because of bankruptcy and sales proceedings.

The town bought it in 2008 for $2.55 million and sold it for $700,000 to Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park, based out of Portland.

Brownstone anticipated spending more than $3 million to re-open it, and keep it open year-round, not just for ski season.

First Selectman Jon Brayshaw tells the Record Journal (http://bit.ly/1jBXNBP ) “It’s like a piece of our town’s fabric has been put back in place.”

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