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A map of the proposed new VSM athletic complex

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Town Planning Board approves permit for 100-acre athletic complex off Route 20

Public opposition grows as plan moves another step closer to fruition

The town planning board last week declared the planned 99-acre sports complex to be built off Route 20 east of the village will have no significant environmental impact to the town, which cleared the way for the project to continue and a public hearing to be held next month. More than 50 local residents attended the meeting — which was not a public hearing — and many were visibly and vocally upset by the planning board’s decisions as they went through the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) checklist.


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