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December 04, 2016
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Gas drilling, the budget and Woodstock, Bethel’s town meeting covers the bases

Sturm said $51,000 was the amount the town spent from 2005 through the present, and that since Sturm became supervisor in 2008, the amount spent was $3,080. He said the couple had permits to have 250 people camp on their property during the Phish weekend, but had advertised for up to 5,000 people, promising 28 bands, food and other activities.

He said that Howard and Abramson had violated a consent order. As such, the board would collect a $25,000 fine, plus legal fees if the couple appealed and, as supervisor, he had no choice but to pursue the matter in court.