Sun Retreats

The Sun Retreats Peters Pond campground in south Sandwich has been issued a conditional, temporary entertainment license. KAREN B. HUNTER/ENTERPRISE

An entertainment license request for Sun Retreats Peters Pond in Sandwich, Mass., was a contentious issue for the Sandwich Board of Selectmen last week, according to The Enterprise.

While the request was ultimately granted, it was not without conditions and restrictions following comments made by Sandwich Police Chief Peter N. Wack and frustrated resident Mary Walker, who lives near the park on Nauset Street.

Resort Manager Brian Waksmunski appeared before the selectmen during their meeting last Thursday, July 21, to ask permission to provide weekend music for resort guests.

Without an entertainment license, the property has hosted live bands as well as DJs. In his request, Waksmunski said it was unclear from town records that an entertainment license was a requirement for the resort since the entertainment is complimentary and the company does not benefit financially from the performances.

“It is simply an amenity to enhance the experience,” he said.

As far as scope is concerned, he said the park is open from April 15 through Oct. 15, and he mostly wants to book entertainment on Saturday nights as well as the Sunday nights before holidays such as Memorial Day and Independence Day.

The acts would be staged under the pavilion tent from 7 to 10 p.m. per the request.

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