SUMNER — In rural Sumner, there's an old dirt road that winds past a few homes, up a hill and through the woods. It's not pretty, not vehicle-friendly, and is barely passable half the year. Its single saving grace: It connects the area to Redding Road, a paved street that looks like a highway in comparison.
As roads go, Abbot Pond Road isn't especially useful.
But for two years, two Sumner families have been fighting over it, a bitter dispute that's escalated from a private spat among neighbors to very public arguments to the flashing of a handgun.
Saturday, March 16, 2013