Woodstock 50 Appeal Denied Again

The Town of Vernon Planning Board has once again unanimously denied an appeal to hold the Woodstock 50 concert at Vernon downs. The board denied applications filed twice last week.

The promoters of the Woodstock 50 festival have issued the following statement:

"Woodstock 50 is disappointed that the Town of Vernon has passed up the opportunity to hold the historic 50th anniversary festival by denying our robust and thoughtful proposal. We regret that those in Vernon who supported Woodstock have been deprived of the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the rebirth of a cultural peace movement that changed the world in 1969 and is what the world needs now. We want to thank the artists who stood by us. We are grateful for the support of Vernon Downs and its generous owner Jeffrey Gural."

Nearly 200 people attended a town hall meeting, some pleading for and some pleading against the event.