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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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A Day in the Garden for SCCC wrestlers

LOCH SHELDRAKE - As with any fledgling athletic program, SUNY Sullivan wrestling coach Jared Kahmar admits that there have been some “growing pains” since the program started last year.
But the second-year coach remains confident: “Unfortunately, ...
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Cuomo: ‘We get it, develop the economy'

By Fred Stabbert III - publisher

Sixteen-year-old Fallsburg High School junior Zach Steingart, left, thanked New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo for visiting Sullivan County and offering the area his congratulations on the recent casino announcement. Joining Zach were his father, Legislator Ira Steingart and local developer Michael Watkins. Ira Steingart is also chairman of the Sullivan County IDA.
BETHEL - “When I first met Senator John Bonacic years ago I thought he had a speech impediment,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo joked during yesterday's Casino Press Conference at Bethel Woods. “All he could say was ‘Casinos, casinos, casinos.'
“Well, he was right, casinos was the answer [to economic development],” Cuomo said.
More than 30 years after the first words were uttered about casinos in the Catskills, Sullivan County is now preparing to break ground on one of the biggest projects ever in upstate New York - Montreign Resort Casino in Kiamesha Lake - with a price tag of $630 million.
Developers from Empire Resorts and EPR were on hand to thank local and state officials for all their help along the way. And the 250 casino boosters in the room heard Gov. Cuomo tell them that it was ...
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Celebrating the casino victory

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

ROCK HILL — Back in August of 2013, businessman Randy Resnick and lifelong Sullivan County resident Amy Goodstein organized an impromptu strategy session at Resnick's popular Bernie's Holiday Restaurant (BHR) to create Sullivan United.
The ...
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‘We did it!'

By Dan Hust - staff writer

ALBANY — After half a century of waiting, Sullivan County appears poised to get that casino.
The $630 million Montreign casino, part of the billion-dollar Adelaar resort planned for the southeast corner of the old Concord property in Monticello, earned the NYS Gaming Facility Location Board's ...
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New York moving to ban fracking permanently

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Bill Graby is a lifelong Callicoon farmer who with the late Noel van Swol organized the Sullivan-Delaware Property Owners Association in order to lease land to potential gas drillers. Graby said of the decision, “He [Cuomo] doesn't care. He's got his eyes set on the presidency. ... It's all a political game.”

ALBANY — Deeming it “reckless to proceed,” NYS Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker on Wednesday urged Governor Andrew Cuomo not to move forward with fracking (hydraulic fracturing used in drilling for natural gas and oil).
And it is all but ...
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