NY Casino decision still at odds for Chenango

CHENANGO COUNTY – Much like two sides of the same coin, along with Wednesday's unveiling of the state-wide fracking ban in New York, neighboring Broome county is left reeling from another decision – a decision that could have an uplifting effect on both the employment and economic climate in the southern tier, including Chenango County.

In April of this year, a resolution brought forward by Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-122nd District) and adopted by council members in a 4-1 roll call vote on April 15 expressed support for the idea of a casino in neighboring Broome County.

With the adoption of the resolution, some Norwich city officials believed that benefits of a casino in neighboring district would trickle into Chenango County and provide a boost to the local economy. “A casino built any place in Upstate New York would definitely benefit the city more if it were in Broome County than any of the other proposed areas,” said Norwich Mayor Joesph Maiurano.

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