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Rochester sued after auto racing events rejected at fairgrounds

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The Rochester Agricultural Mechanical Association has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it is trying to restrict long-standing activities operated at the Granite State fairgrounds by denying permission for an auto racing event.

RAMA, a nonprofit organization, the representatives for the Granite State Fair (formerly the Rochester Fair) filed the lawsuit Friday in Strafford County Superior Court. The organization was previously denied a rehearing on its proposed auto racing event by the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.

The lawsuit was filed after the city ZBA first denied permission for an auto racing event to be held on the 68-acre fairgrounds, located at 72 Lafayette St. RAMA asked for a rehearing and that was also denied.

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