Sullivan County

WAMC, Allison Dunne

It was just over six months ago that the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board announced that it was recommending three casino licenses. One was for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region, in Sullivan County. WAMC’s Allison Dunne spent a winter's day in the area of Sullivan where the resort casino is slated to be built and encountered a lot of cautious optimism. Now that summer is nearly here, early visions of the region’s future are coming into focus.

Two Mega Millions Winners Hail From Sullivan County

Mar 18, 2015
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State lottery officials say a county in the Hudson Valley has its second jackpot winner in recent months. The winner will be presented with the token check Wednesday morning. 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says a highway that runs through the Hudson Valley should be expanded. He says the expansion is key to accommodating the anticipated increase in traffic with a casino coming to Sullivan County.

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Wednesday’s announcement by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board that it is recommending only one casino license for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region means eight proposals are going home empty-handed. Sullivan County casino supporters are cheering, but there’s disappointment in Ulster and Orange Counties.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

There was a large turnout Tuesday for a public hearing on the nine proposed casinos for the Hudson Valley and Catskills. A constant stream of people continued throughout the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board’s 12-hour session in Poughkeepsie.

Foxwoods Ditches Bid For Catskills Casino

Jun 17, 2014
Rendering from Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino

A second development group is dropping its proposal to build a casino in the Catskills, citing the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York City.

Developer Bows Out Of Casino Bid in Sullivan County

Jun 5, 2014
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A development group that wanted to build a casino in the Catskills is dropping out, saying the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York City would make their proposal unsustainable.

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A Hudson Valley-based provider of educational, health and residential services for children and adults with disabilities is on the receiving end of a federal grant to expand one of its services.

Elections were held in villages across New York Tuesday. Republicans have emerged victorious in a closely-watched Albany County mayoral race.

The 24-year run of incumbent Ravena Mayor John Bruno has come to an end: the democrat bested 535 to 302 votes by local businessman Bill Misuraca, whose strong showing surprised some political observers. His GOP running mates also toppled the sitting democratic trustees. The Republican party has gained considerable ground over the last few years in the surrounding town of Coeymans, which apparently has now influenced Ravena politics.

Many villages across New York are holding elections today. One of those contests is a showdown between a longtime incumbent Democratic mayor and a prominent local Republican business owner.

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