Newton-based Enertech Inc. has responded to the lawsuit filed against it by Hartmoor Arena , which does business as Hartman Arena .
In a lawsuit Hartmoor filed last month, the company alleged that the wind turbine Enertech sold the arena has never worked properly.
Enertech says there were issues related to the inadequate electrical service the arena installed and that Enertech replaced damaged components at its own expense before the arena upgraded the electrical service.
The response also says the arena didn't indicate that there were further electrical problems.
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"The wind turbine was working and generating electricity when Hartmoor barred Enertech from coming out to perform warranty work," says Paul McCausland , the lawyer representing Enertech.
McCausland isn't sure why Hartmoor barred Enertech from coming back.
Enertech says Hartmoor refused to pay a balance of $26,440, claiming that the turbine is defective.
Enertech says the arena's attempt to reject the turbine wasn't made in a timely manner.
If there is damage, Enertech says, it's the result of Hartmoor's fault or negligence.
In a counterclaim, Enertech further said it is willing to complete its obligations related to the turbine once the company is paid.
"It's not surprising that they would have a different perspective," says Zoe Newton , Hartmoor's attorney.
"That's why we're in litigation," she says. "And I guess that's the beauty of our system. This will be decided ultimately by ... the court."
On the Town
Monday night was a big night On the Town.
More than 130 people showed up for the second in our series of On the Town With Carrie and Denise events.
This one was special in that it was opening night at the new Newport Grill at Bradley Fair .
There were a lot more people than the restaurant was expecting. (We're reporters, not RSVP experts, but we're working on it.)
There were lots of tasty treats, such as mini crab cakes, steaming-hot calamari and rare tuna.
Co-owner Paul Khoury is worried not everyone had quite enough appetizers, so here's what he's proposing:
This spring when the new patio overlooking the lake debuts, he'd like to invite us all back for a big spread of appetizers. We'll have our RSVPs worked out by then, and it should be a grand — and fairly filling — party.
We're counting last night's event as a big success, too, with $1,316 raised for the Kansas Food Bank .
We saw lots of old friends and made many new ones as well while checking out an interesting new space.
We're already thinking about our next venue, where we'll plan a more formal program where we take your dining and restaurant questions.
Hope to see you there.
To Marvel at
History is now ready to air the "Modern Marvels "episode that features Underground Vaults and Storage in Hutchinson.
The show, which taped this summer, will be on Friday at 8 p.m.
This episode is called "Secret Underground ."
A description of the show, which includes other underground facilities, is on History's website:
"Just below the surface, there's a whole different America hidden from public view," it says. "Take a revealing look at the America under our feet, from secret military installations, and experimental farms to tunnel networks and neutron lasers."
You don't say
"He froze his little toes and froze his little fingers. ... He couldn't feel them."
—Paul Khoury of Newport Grill on business partner Bill Crooks , who was the victim of a ventilation issue Saturday that pumped 20-degree air at about 10 miles an hour into the kitchen as he expedited food during a preview party for the new restaurant