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Opponents Lose Legal Challenge To Proposed Catskill Resort

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Opponents of a proposed large-scale Catskill Mountains resort have lost their legal challenge, but they say they'll continue to scrutinize the project. 

Catskill Heritage Alliance says New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied a motion to hear their appeal related to the proposed Belleayre Resort. The group had claimed the review process was flawed.

Supporters of the resort planned near the state-run Belleayre Mountain Ski Center say it will bring needed jobs to the Catskill Mountains. Opponents argue the development would carve up pristine woods and clog mountain roads.

(C) 2018 AP

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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