WEC wants Yankeetown comments

Riled residents packed the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center July 2, claiming backdoor-deals and conspiracies they think will ultimately lead to hunting being allowed nine months a year on an 828-acre city-owned parcel near Yankeetown Pond.

But that couldn’t be further from the truth, Woodstock Environmental Commission Chairman Jim Hanson tried to explain as he opened a public hearing on the matter.

“We’ve been asked to take a look at the parcel and make recommendations,” he said, explaining the panel has to look at all aspects of the environment before forwarding the matter to the Town . . .

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