In The Press
The Concert Venue story was initially carried by the Journal Inquirer and then also by the Reminder News. In addition there has been coverage on Channel 3 in Hartford. The Hartford Courant has ignored the story. For the best coverage of this issue we'd suggest subscribing to the Journal Inquirer. This also give you access to their website.
Click on the dates to read the articles and letters.
The Journal Inquirer has written four excellent articles on the proposal. In addition two of our letters have been published to date.
December 21: "Neighbors upset with plan to put concert stage on South Frontage Road" describes the plan and neighborhood concern.
December 24: "TicketNetwork concert site cited for wetlands violations in 2008" delves into TicketNetwork owner Don Vaccaro's wetland issues, building permit issues and price gouging lawsuits.
January 8: "Hearing on concert venue proposal brings out crowd Thursday" covers the January 7 Planning & Zoning Committee hearing.
January 22: "All about noise - Results of concert site test disputed" covers the January 21 Planning & Zoning Committee hearing.
Two letters opposing the concert proposal were published on January 6 in the Letters To The Editor section of the Journal Inquirer - one from Linda Vendrillo and the other from Jon Roe.
January 6: Letter by Jon Roe provides overview and focuses on the effect on the character of the area.
January 6: Letter by Linda Verdrillo focuses on environmental effects and is currently not available.
January 12: "Ticket Network concert venue proposal drawing opposition" covers the January 7 hearing and presents TicketNetwork's side of the story.