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It really came down to our inability to safely have Harborfest, the executive director explained By Steve Yablonski Oswego Harborfestivals today announced “with deepest regret” they have decided to cancel Harborfest 2021 for safety concerns. While we had great hope of returning this year following our hiatus caused by COVID-19, things are still too uncertain for us to confidently provide a safe environment and an event living up to the quality and standards we strive to attain, they said on social media. Restrictions and protocols are changing daily, but not knowing today what will be required of them in 10 weeks makes planning nearly impossible, they wrote. “The decision to cancel this year’s festival was made about a week ago. It really came down to our inability to safely have Harborfest,” explained Executive Director Peter Myles. “Unlike many other festivals, we have multiple venues, none of which have a single point of entry, which makes it difficult to control attendance.” In addition, he added, it would be very difficult for us to enforce social distancing and the wearing of masks. “It is obviously disappointing, but there really was no practical way to put the festival on safely and to NYSDOH’s liking. Harborfest has