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Happy Friday! As we’re fond of saying here at NCPR, it’s the best day of the workweek. Today for your delectation from the newsroom we have some great stories. Julie Grant has reported extensively on the troubles EJ Noble...
The editorial board of Denton Publications — the newspaper chain based in Elizabethtown that covers much of the Adirondacks — has come out with a full-throated endorsement of casino gambling in the Park. “Towns like Newcomb, Port...
It’s hard to know which dire story to link to, as we ponder the sorry state of the horse-racing industry in New York state and the North Country. Breeding and training thoroughbreds and harness horses has been a tradition in our region for...
The backrooms in Albany are abuzz this morning. A big change coming our way could be the construction of up to seven Vegas-style casinos in New York state. This from the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate...
News stories tagged with "gambling"
Oct 06, 2003 — Across the country, some native tribes are buying land far from their reservations with the intent of opening gambling ventures there. New York's congressional delegation is proposing a bill that would curtail the practice, which lawmakers are calling "reservation shopping". The legislation stems from a dispute over a bingo hall the Seneca-Cayuga tribe of Oklahoma wants to build in the Finger Lakes area. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Sep 08, 2003 — Nancy and Kendrick Grimshaw were millionaires for a while and didn't even know it. The couple from St. Lawrence County are the winners of $5,000,000 from a scratch-off ticket they bought nearly a month ago. Jody Tosti has more on the story. Go to full article
Aug 22, 2003 — State and St. Regis Mohawk tribal officials have agreed on steps toward paying non-native sub-contractors who helped build the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Hogansburg. But the casino's uncertain legal status is creating a catch-22 of sorts. David Sommerstein explains. Go to full article
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Jun 23, 2003 — The state Assembly failed to act on a bill that would have ratified the St. Regis Mohawks? 1993 compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Franklin County. A Court of Appeals decision recently invalidated the agreement. Go to full article
Jun 13, 2003 — New York's highest court ruled yesterday that the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's gaming compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino near Massena is invalid. As David Sommerstein reports, the decision is unlikely to have any immediate effect, but it sets the stage for a face-off over the legality of casinos in New York. Go to full article
May 28, 2003 — A complex deal between the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Governor Pataki got its first public airing on the Akwesasne reservation last week. The pact covers land claims, casinos, and tax parity issues and must be approved by the tribe and a host of state and federal agencies. As David Sommerstein reports, public meetings were poorly attended despite the controversial deal and an upcoming tribal election. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2003 — For nearly a decade, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has been aiming to build a Las Vegas-style casino in the Catskill Mountains, less than a hundred miles away from the lucrative New York City market. In 2001, the tribe seemed closer than ever to success, when New York's legislature authorized six new native-owned casinos. But today, land claims, lawsuits, competing tribes, and secret audio tapes are making a casino project seems more complicated than ever. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2003 — After years of internal debate, the landless Cayuga Nation is partnering with a developer to build a casino in the Catskills. It's the same developer that was snubbed by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe three years ago. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2003 — Independent auditors will investigate finances this month at the Mohawk Bingo Palace, owned and operated by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. The tribe's spokesperson resigned earlier this year over suspicions of wrong-doing at the gaming operation. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 15, 2002 — The State Supreme Court ruled earlier this month to invalidate the St. Regis Mohawks' casino compact. Plaintiffs see the decision as a crucial step to stem the tide of gambling in New York. Tribal officials are beginning to question the Governor's ability to negotiate on a range of native issues. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article