A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against an Orange County town over a proposed casino. This comes as a decision on casino license recipients in upstate New York is expected December 17.
The lawsuit was filed in July on behalf of 18 residents who live within a few miles of Genting America’s proposed Sterling Forest Resort in the Town of Tuxedo. They filed suit against the Tuxedo Town Board alleging that it skipped an environmental review prior to a vote in June adopting a gaming overlay zone. Bridget Morris is one of the residents who brought the legal action.
Less than two weeks after filing suit to halt a proposed casino project in one location, an Orange County village has filed a second lawsuit pertaining to another casino proposal in the county.
The Village of Kiryas Joel filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Woodbury town and village officials, Caesars Entertainment and partner Flaum Management and others, alleging failure to consider the environmental impact of a casino project. Paul Larrabee is spokesman for Kiryas Joel.
The operator of the Resorts World Casino New York City at Aqueduct Racetrack has taken the wraps off its proposed casino development for an Orange County town. Several area residents spoke in opposition of the proposal, but the town board has not yet taken a position.
(from video presentation) "...We would like to introduce the next chapter in this 238-acre site’s storied history – the world-class Sterling Forest Resort. Located on a remote site buffered by over two miles of forest from the Town of Tuxedo and Tuxedo Park, residents will see minimal impact from the resort…”