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Town of Vernon ready to hear appeal for Woodstock 50 permit on Tuesday

The town of Vernon is poised to hear an appeal from Woodstock 50 organizers to hold the festival at Vernon Downs.

Town of Vernon attorney Vincent Rossi says the planning board is set to hear an appeal Tuesday night.

The town denied a permit application on Tuesday for a festival Aug. 16-18 at the Vernon Downs racetrack and casino. Residents and some local officials had voiced concerns about preparing for a big festival on short notice.

Vernon Downs emerged as a possible site for Woodstock 50 after the original venue, Watkins Glen International, pulled out last month.

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