December 29, 2014

SCHENECTADY — The casino planned to be built in Schenectady is expected to attract more people to the city, and interest in homes near — and even at — Mohawk Harbor is already heating up.


Paula Ross, a realtor at Miranda Real Estate Group in Schenectady, said she is seeing a spike in phone calls from people interested in buying multifamily homes cl...

December 21, 2014


SCHENECTADY — One of the state’s first three commercial casinos will be located in the city of Schenectady, but officials say the benefits will be spread across the region.


Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy is working with neighboring communities to provide employment opportunities throughout the Capital Region at Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk...

December 19, 2014


SCHENECTADY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a casino is a new chapter that has been a long time coming for Schenectady.


“To the people of Schenectady: Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations,” Cuomo said during an event Thursday morning at Proctors.


Cuomo’s visit to the Electric City came a day after the state Gaming Facility Location Board rec...

December 18, 2014

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December 18, 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Schenectady and Sullivan Counties to celebrate the Gaming Facility Location Board's decision regarding the new resort gaming destinations that were selected for each of the regions. The Governor joined local leaders to highlight the new jobs and investment, as well as revenue for local governments and scho...

December 18, 2014

ALBANY — A rubble-strewn brownfield off Erie Boulevard in Schenectady was chosen as the site for a Capital Region casino Wednesday, prompting loud applause at the announcement in Albany and tears in an office in Rotterdam.


The cheers were mostly from a group of people opposed to a competing proposal in East Greenbush. They were holding signs that r...

December 17, 2014

CAPITAL REGION — After months of rumors and speculation, sites will be chosen Wednesday for New York’s first commercial casinos.


The Gaming Facility Location Board plans to recommend up to four casino projects in the Capital Region, Catskills/Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes/Southern Tier during a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. in Meeting Room 6 at the...

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