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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Local Sports

Long wait pays off in Big Buck Contest

Dakota Long's cousin had seen the nice 10-pointer on the family property in Damascus, Pennsylvania before and had hoped he could take him down. But it was Long who had the first shot at the buck on the first day of hunting season in Pennsylvania. ... read more

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Montreign gets the nod

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Artist's conception of Montreign casino in Monticello
ALBANY — 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 recommendation today as the only casino to be licensed by the NYS Gaming Commission in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region.
Mohegan Sun's proposal, along with the Nevele in Ulster County and a range of competitors in Orange County, were not chosen, paving the way for Monticello Casino and Raceway operator Empire Resorts and Adelaar developer EPR Properties to undertake the largest of several construction options envisioned (other nearby casinos would have shrunken the scope, said Empire/EPR officials in the past).
The recommendation, if followed by the Gaming Commission next ...
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Suit against Town of Bethel dismissed, but Abramson plans on appealing

By Dan Hust - staff writer

BETHEL — Bethel resident and businesswoman Jeryl Abramson's federal equal protection lawsuit against the Town of Bethel has been dismissed, but it may be back in court soon enough.
“We're appealing it,” Abramson's attorney, Russell Schindler, ...
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Doing right by the kids

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Monticello's Ted Stroebele Recreation Center was transformed into a winter wonderland Sunday afternoon and into the evening, as the village, in conjunction with the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs, put on a Holiday Celebration for area youngsters, and boy was it a ... read more

County: WJFF may have to find new tower

By Dan Hust - staff writer
WJFF founder Malcolm Brown and station engineer Earle Nietzel scale the Elk Point tower in Liberty to install WJFF's upgraded antenna on a chilly day in November 1990.

MONTICELLO — To make way for the county's upgraded emergency communications system, WJFF may have to leave the tower from which it's transmitted the past quarter-century.
“There is the weight factor,” Public Safety Commissioner Dick Martinkovic ...
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