On August 28 the re-scheduled hearing took place at Winchester hall in Frederick. At one point there were two overflow rooms for the residents who had come, almost without exception, to speak in opposition to the proposed shooting range near the base of Sugarloaf on Thurston Road in Frederick County.
The hearing had been rescheduled from earlier in the month when 500 people showed up to speak. All who had signed up were not able to speak before the 11pm cut off time (the hearing had started much earlier in the day at 1pm).
As a result - there will be a continuation of the hearing taking place on Tuesday September 2 at 7:00pm at the same place- Winchester Hall (12 E Church St. Downtown Frederick).
Testimony opposing the range came from residents around the proposed range, business owners and experts on equine health, ornithology, water quality. Thanks to all that came out and offered such thoughtful messages.
Press Coverage Here:
ABC 7 video
Frederick News Post