More potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market.
The approval of Proposition 1 in Tuesday’s voting allows for the building of four non-American Indian-owned upstate casinos in the Southern Tier near Binghamton, the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley region, and the Saratoga Springs-Albany area.
Casinos or no casinos – that the question. When New Yorkers go to the polls next month they will be asked to change the constitution to legalize gambling on non-Indian land. It’s contentious.
New York Zipline Adventure Tours runs several courses in the Catskills mountains.
The back-to-school essay, “What I did this summer,” took on special meaning this year for a bunch of kids from New Jersey.
The Catskill Park Resource Foundation is running a contest asking people to come up with a new slogan to promote tourism in the area.
Arthur Morris and his wife Madeleine died in Andes, New York after trying to make nine fruitless calls from a cell phone for help when their car slid 60 feet down an embankment.
New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.
Cuomo calls for “comprehensive reform of our tax code” to promote investment in jobs in New York. He doesn’t mention raising taxes or adjusting the tax code to raise taxes for wealthier New Yorkers.
Starting Saturday afternoon, a wintry mix is expected to hit the Tri-State Area.
A 200-kilometer mega-marathon relay race fundraiser starting in Brooklyn and ending in the Catskills kicks off this week.
At their heaviest, the water discharges can stir up sediment and turn the creek brown, spoiling trout fishing and bothering farmers who use the water for irrigation.
There was a roll of the dice up in the Catskills on Monday night as the State of New York tried to fashion a new casino deal for the blighted region. Many are betting on it.
The Catskills used to be a prime vacation spot for New Yorkers, just 90 miles north of the City, but all of the major resort hotels have been torn down.
Governor Paterson is expected to make a major announcement Monday on a proposed casino in the Catskills, and if Washington gets in on the game, a casino could open as soon as 2012.