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Maybe we should turn our eye toward diversification, and that would certainly be in the area of tourism...

Brasher supervisor sees a casino in the future

Gov. Cuomo's proposal to expand gambling in New York gave one rural St. Lawrence County leader an idea.

"I was thinking when I read the governor's proposal to put seven casinos in New York State, I thought, why not put one in the northern tier? Maybe we could get one up here." Brasher Town Supervisor James Dawson told town board members last week a casino would be a great way to attract visitors to the region...and to pump up St. Lawrence County's flagging economy.

The 900 acres Dawson has in mind has already been considered for a racetrack and entertainment complex. That development failed, and the land ended up in bankruptcy court. Dawson told Nora Flaherty a casino there could anchor a host of spin-off development.  Go to full article
It'll [help] create an economic climate where we can begin to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.

A casino in Brasher? Why not?!

A troubled parcel of more than 900 acres of land in Brasher and Norfolk may one day be a casino. At least, that's what Brasher Town Supervisor James Dawson is proposing. Dawson told town board members last week a casino would be a great way to attract visitors to the region...and to pump up St. Lawrence County's flagging economy.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a constitutional amendment to create seven commercial casinos across the state. Brasher is only a few miles from the Akwesasne Mohawk casino near Massena, and Dawson says two casinos in the area could make it a destination for Canadian tourists.  Go to full article

Backroom talks yield deals on divisive issues

The New York Senate and Assembly approved new electoral district lines, as Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced agreement on a number of other unrelated issues yesterday. Advocates immediately called the deal on the new lines an assault on voter rights.

The redistricting announcement last night came as backroom talks yielded agreements on expansion of the state's DNA data base, pension reform, and an amendment to allow more gambling in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
My wife was at the bottom of the pile. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Senator back in Albany after casino fistfight

A state Senator from Western New York was back at work at the state capitol yesterday, following an incident over the weekend at the Seneca Nation Casino in Niagara Falls where he and his wife were involved in a fight. The fight broke out after a diabetes fundraiser at the Casino. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Video gaming machines plus racetrack equals "racino." Photo: Inovation Trail, courtesy of Tioga Downs
Video gaming machines plus racetrack equals "racino." Photo: Inovation Trail, courtesy of Tioga Downs

Expanded gambling could change the game in Albany

One of the main planks in Governor Cuomo's State of the State address was the legalization of casinos in New York. Expanding gaming to non-Native casinos would require an amendment to the state Constitution. That's a long political process, and could add to the mix of lobbying money flowing into Albany. The Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports.  Go to full article
Lake George Village officials voted Monday to probe casino gambling impacts (Photo:  Lake George village website)
Lake George Village officials voted Monday to probe casino gambling impacts (Photo: Lake George village website)

Lake George to study impacts of casino

Village officials in Lake George have voted to launch a study that would examine possible impacts of casino gambling on the Adirondack resort. The study could cost as much as $15,000. But as Martha Foley reports, some local leaders think it's important to begin thinking about a new gambling industry now as lawmakers in Albany consider liberalizing the state's gaming laws.  Go to full article

Cuomo eyes special session

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new jobs plan over the weekend. It centers on expanding gaming, and could mean a casino in the catskills, tax credits, and other initiatives.

The plan could be the centerpiece of Gov. Cuomo's second year in office, or it could be presented at a special session of the legislature to be held as early as this week.

The Assembly is coming back to Albany tomorrow for an afternoon conference, and possibly a special session.

In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article

Yea or nay on casino gambling? Patty Ritchie wants to know

State Senator Patty Ritchie is looking to find out what her constituents think about the suggestion Governor Andrew Cuomo made last week, that New York should take a look at non-Native casino gambling. And she's doing it via an online poll on her website.  Go to full article
Seneca president Robert Odawi Porter displays the historic cloth Tuesday.  [photo by Chris Caya]
Seneca president Robert Odawi Porter displays the historic cloth Tuesday. [photo by Chris Caya]

Senecas reassert sovereignty; Cuomo eyes gambling

Seneca Nation president Robert Odawi Porter is using an historic piece of cloth to deliver a message to New York State about native sovereignty. He said payment of the cloth and a small sum according to an 18th century treaty symbolizes native nations' freedom from state taxation and right to land.

The history lesson came on the same day that Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he is considering legalizing gambling in New York. That would have a profound effect on native nations and tribes around the state who rely on their casinos for revenue. Martha Foley and Dave Bullard report.  Go to full article
There are so many positions open that within information technology, we look (outside) to fill a lot of those spots

Senecas go "outside" for high tech hires

Employment numbers aren't good in western New York. But the Seneca Nation is bucking the trend. The Nation is working fast to fill jobs, especially those calling for highly-skilled workers.

There are enough jobs that the Senecas are looking outside of their own community to fill those positions. Case in point: Seneca Niagara Casino. The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports.

Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting about New York's innovation economy.  Go to full article

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