Vermont man to buy campus of closed Green Mountain College

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POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont businessman has purchased the campus of Green Mountain College in Poultney, which closed in the spring of 2019.

Raj Bhakta, the founder of Shoreham-based WhistlePig Whiskey, plans to buy the campus for more than $4.5 million plus fees. Vermont Public Radio reports the sale won’t be finalized until next month. Bhakta says he hopes to resurrect a new kind of school that will benefit students and the local community.  

The 155-acre campus includes 26 buildings with 500,000 square feet and its own biomass plant.

Bhakta says he hasn’t yet finalized plans for the campus, but it will probably be what he calls “a work college.” 

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