I just learned (from the Independent) that Tom Dimmick made a payment of $256,400.00 to the Mateel last week, just before Christmas.  The payment includes pincipal, interest, and legal fees.  Very good news for everybody involved.  Tom even apologized for the tardiness, citing economic problems.

Hopefully, the remainder of the settlement balance will be paid on time, the Mateel will keep its doors open, and a wounded community can move on whether everyone on either side of the conflict feels that justice was done.

A guy can dream.