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Maskless wedding photo irks officials, businesses

WOODSTOCK — Municipal officials expressed concerns about public safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic after a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn & Resort on Saturday showing attendees not wearing masks or practicing social distancing circulated on...

Subscribe Donate Maskless wedding photo irks officials, businesses By NORA DOYLE-BURR Valley News Staff Writer Published: 10/5/2020 5:00:29 PM Modified: 10/5/2020 5:00:22 PM WOODSTOCK — Municipal officials expressed concerns about public safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic after a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn & Resort on Saturday showing attendees not wearing masks or practicing social distancing circulated on social media.“The Woodstock Village and Town leadership is well aware of and extremely concerned about the lack of masks and social distancing portrayed by a photo taken at a Woodstock Inn wedding event this past Saturday,” Jeffrey Kahn, chairman of the Board of Woodstock Village Trustees, wrote in a Listserv post Sunday evening.Members of the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s management team met on Monday with municipal officials “to review protocols for weddings and future events,” Stephanie Strommer Croteau, of the New York City-based public relations firm Redpoint, said in an emailed statement.The Woodstock Inn reached out to state officials “to review protocols and procedures that were in place as part of the event,” said Mark Bosma, a spokesman for the Vermont Joint Information Center, in a Monday email.

Bartner said she’s tired and frustrated that it feels like the Woodstock Inn is being given special privileges because of its size and role in the community and local economy.“Why should a business like The Woodstock Inn be allowed to act like this?

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