Barber sues Catskill over farmers' market
Aug 24, 2010 2:43 am
Pete DiStefano, owner of DiStefano’s Barber Shop, plans to sue the Village of Catskill for for reparations of lost revenue because the village moved the Saturday morning farmers' market to Main St. this summer, closing a part of the main strip to all vehicles, routing them around at least a block away. Susan Campriello's story in The Daily Mail includes this remarkable exchange between Village Trustee Brian Kehoe and DiStefano:
“I think it is a shame that you are bringing this suit,” Kehoe said. “So do I,” DiStefano responded. DiStefano said the village had more than two months to consider a petition signed by several Main Street merchants who urged the board to move the market and allow traffic to pass on Main Street. DiStefano said he also spoke with Village President Vincent Seeley about the traffic issue and Seeley said the market would not be moved.WGXC has a booth at the market. Read the entire story in The Daily Mail.