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Casino Hearing Tonight in Cobleskill

Written By Editor on 5/12/14 | 5/12/14

Members of the public will have the opportunity to address their concerns on the proposed Howe Caverns Casino to Cobleskill Town Supervisor Leo McAllister and the rest of the town board in a public hearing scheduled for 8:00 p.m. this evening at the local firehouse. 

Mr. McAllister, who initially opposed any casino coming into the county, has been a staunch advocate for the public having input on this controversial issue. Although his position that only Cobleskill residents could speak at tonight's hearing has ruffled some in the community.

The Center for Sustainable Rural Communities blasted that decision in an e-mail sent to the municipality and press last week, claiming the restriction violates the New York Open Meeting Law and that the casino "has the potential for impacting the broader community in both positive and negative ways."
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Supervisor McAllister responded promptly and cordially to our email. He indicated that non-residents will be allowed to comment at the Cobleskill meeting. The Center appreciates Mr. McAllister’s responsiveness and we encourage area residents to insist that any casino proposal is evaluated carefully and completely, including the economic, environmental and cultural impacts on Schoharie County.

-Bob Nied, Board of Directors, Center for Sustainable Rural Communities

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