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Cheers to the Bethel board

June 28, 2012

At the 1969 “Woodstock” music festival in Bethel, the band Canned Heat played its classic song “Goin’ up to the country.” It has been described as the “unofficial anthem” of that historic festival. One of the lines from that classic song is, “I’m going where the water tastes like wine.”

Well, I raise my glass high, and here’s a toast to the Bethel Town Board. Forty-three years later, in the spirit of Woodstock, they had the guts and the wherewithal to tell the greed machine, “Sorry, no frackin’ in our garden” by implementing a ban. Cheers.

Andrew B. Weil
Summitville, NY