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Scale will matter for success of New York casinos
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:04:58 -0700

ALBANY (AP) -- Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos.

A look at the size of New York's casino projects
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:29:12 -0700

New York state has authorized up to four casino licenses to be divided among three regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson River Valley.

Scale will matter for success of NY casinos
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:39:02 -0700

Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos.

Long Island man buys former Schoharie Co. incarceration camp
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:22:33 -0700

A Long Island man is the proud new owner of a former shock incarceration camp in Schoharie County. Dean Hansey placed the winning bid for Camp Summit at an auction in Cobleskill Wednesday.

State police catch fugitive in Schoharie County
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:28:27 -0700

State Police catch a wanted man in Schoharie County.

Rural Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:10:48 -0700

A growing numbers of sheriffs are saying they won't heed U.S. restrictions on guns, saying they violate constitutional guarantees.

Meet Your Farmer
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:04:54 -0700

New York state Ag Commissioner Richard Ball, center, with his wife, Shirley, and Dr. Mehmet Oz at the FarmOn! Hootenanny Benefit Dinner July 27 at the Copake Country Club. Ball spoke about his family farm in Schoharie County and the importance of FarmOn! Foundation’s mission of succession.

Keeping up with changes can avoid surprises
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:37:10 -0700

The new e-licensing computer system is experiencing some growing pains, with initial reports of some software glitches, and long wait times to buy licenses online. The Sportsman and Super Sportsman combination licenses are gone, and now each permit or license has to be purchased separately. The state Department of Environmental Conservation adopted the recommendations of their bear management ...

Casino financiers not all created equal
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:41:16 -0700

Capital Region leaders hoping to reap fiscal rewards from gambling should be rooting for the Rensselaer casino project with the Hard Rock brand, if anticipated gross gaming revenues are considered. No other site in the running for an area gaming license has provided the state Gaming Commission with a bigger annual estimate of dollars its operations would produce from betting activities: about ...

Weekend closures planned on Route 40 bridge
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:53:44 -0700

SCHAGHTICOKE — The bridge carrying Route 40 (South Main Street) over the Hoosic River will be closed to traffic during two weekends in September for a state Department of Transportation replacement project.