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Rejected Woodstock 50 organizers again seek concert permit

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Town of Vernon officials say the application was submitted Wednesday. Woodstock 50 was previously denied a permit twice last week by the town. (SBG file photo)

VERNON, N.Y. (AP) -- Woodstock 50 organizers have applied again for a permit to hold their festival an upstate New York horse track, a day after losing an appeal for a previous denial.

Town of Vernon officials say the application was submitted Wednesday. Woodstock 50 was previously denied a permit twice last week by the town.

An appeal of the denial was upheld Tuesday night by the central New York town's planning board.

The Vernon Downs racetrack and casino became a possible alternative site for Woodstock 50 after the original venue, Watkins Glen International, pulled out.

Woodstock 50 did not respond to a request for comment.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol warned Thursday, "there is no practical or logistical possibility that this event could occur without significant risk to public safety."

AP-WF-07-18-19 1751GMT

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