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Town of Vernon tells Woodstock ‘No’ again for concert at Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 got another resounding “no" from the town of Vernon today in the festival’s increasingly desperate bid to hold a concert at Vernon Downs in mid-August.

After Woodstock 50′s first application for the concert was rejected Tuesday as incomplete and too late, the group filed another application today that the town said was also incomplete and even later.



“Time does not permit me to cite all the deficiencies,” said town building inspector Reay Walker, in a four-page letter denying today’s application.

Walker said the plans for medical care, traffic control, crowd control and security had too little detail. The security plan, he said, had “long list of shifts, activities, numbers of staff,” but failed to name which police agency would provide that staffing.

Besides, Walker said, town law requires the application for a temporary event permit to be filed at least 120 days before the event begins. The concert is scheduled for Aug. 16 to 18.

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