More than 25 business owners, longtime residents, Woodstock newcomers and interested spectators had an informal talk about the Woodstock economy, the possible installment of an economic development coordinator and the future of tourism-based Woodstock businesses.
A variety of suggestions were made to attract more people to the area, from regular dinners on the Green to expanded hours for village businesses.
Some in the group believed Woodstock needed to do something attract a younger demographic to the area, instead of more second home owners.
In the end, a few committees were formed, including one to look into re-launching the economic development coordinator position and one to look into expanding fiber optics in town.Trustee Candace Coburn suggests adding the EDC coordinator job to the town budget. (Standard Photo) Charlie Shackleton of the Woodstock Economic Development Commission and ShackletonThomas, a furniture maker in Bridgewater, talks about finding a leader and why the EDC coordinator job failed on the ballot in March. (Standard Photo)