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Sunday, October 4, 2015

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LAKE HUNTINGTON - Almost, but no cigar. That's how a 2-1 league loss to S.S. Seward must have felt to a disappointed Sullivan West girls' soccer team and coach Mike Ellmauer after they played the Lady Spartans in a nail-biter, putting forth their ... read more

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The wait is on for casino license

By Allison Ruef - staff writer

The Montreign Casino itself is yet to start construction, pending the arrival of a state gaming license (anticipated sometime later this year), but excavation and sitework have been in progress for weeks - including digging into a hillside for the enormous parking garage.
MONTICELLO — As of this past Wednesday, the rules the New York State Gaming Commission will use to guide the issuance of casino licenses in the state are official, and once licenses are issued, Empire Resorts and the other casino operators can officially start counting down the two-year window they have to build their casinos and open for business.
While the issuance of casino licenses technically could have begun as early as October 1 - and there are reports that licenses could be out by the end of the year - both state gaming officials and developers see no reason to rush the process.
“Everyone needs to take a deep breath and understand that we are on schedule, and there's nothing wrong with waiting just a bit longer,” said Charles Degliomini, Executive Vice President of ...
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Assembly Speaker visits Bethel Woods, Montreign

By Allison Ruef - reporter/photographer

MONTICELLO — In an effort to get to know the state that he represents as Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie is visiting each county in New York - 62 in all.
Utilizing the knowledge of Assembly representatives, Heastie hopes to ...
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Rare Eagle Scout honor bestowed thrice

By Sandy Schrader - reporter/photographer

MONTICELLO — More than 200 family, friends and community members gathered Sunday to pay tribute to three young men who have achieved the highest honor in the Boy Scouts: the Eagle Scout Badge.
The Eugene Nesin Theater in Monticello played host to what is known as the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. ...
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From feed to film: Parksville gets its own studio

By Dan Hust - editor
A reclaimed poster of the 1957 Academy Award-winning film “Sayonara” graces a newly repainted wall in the Beaverkill Studio's sunny lounge.

PARKSVILLE — Beaverkill Studio's first day of official existence featured, appropriately enough, the screening of a short film (with an even shorter name), “Chuck.”
Created by Claire Coleman and Joanna Hartell, the 10-minute reel uncovered the ...
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