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Cruise In Put Off For This Year

The 15th annual Cruise In To Waterville joins the long list of events in 2020 that have to be pushed off to next year.

Waterville Trustee Brian Bogan, who is also president of Waterville First, told the Waterville Village Board at their meeting last week that Cruise In was denied permission by the state’s agency that reviews plans for social events. All events have to adhere to Covid-19 regulations in place in the state.

Bogan said only 50 people - including car owners - would be allowed at the car show that has been a staple of the event since it began. Plus, this year the show could not be at Waterville Residential Care Center.

“It was impossible to do it,’’ Bogan said.

Waterville First, which sponsors the annual community event each September, will have a couple of allowed activities available Saturday, Sept. 19, the date of Cruise In. The Waterville Fire Department Auxiliary will have a chicken barbecue, drive-through style, at the Firemen’s Pavilion.

Matt Chase and the Thunder Canyon band will play in the Village Park. Only 50 people, including band members, will be allowed in the park under the state’s regulations.

A Virtual craft fair of annual vendors is being organized.

The board meeting at Village Hall included DPW employees, a new member of the Waterville Fire Department and Barbara Ames, representing Mohawk Valley/Central New Yorkers for President Trump and Claudia Tenney for Congress.

Ames requested that the group use the Village Park either Sept. 2 or Sept. 9 for a rally. The request was for 4 to 6 p.m., but because a concert is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., the times would be moved up.

Village board members had questions about the rally attracting…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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