© 2024
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Anti-Casino Group Pushes Back

Stones are being thrown in the ongoing battle to "Save East Greenbush,"   after the anti-casino group released results of an election-day exit poll that found voters overwhelmingly against building a gaming hall on Thompson Hill Road.

Developer spokesman Morgan Hook responded by issuing a statement in which he mentioned "100 percent of the duly elected town board voted in favor of Capital View Casino & Resort." He added, "That an opposition group made up of Occupy Albany members produced an unreliable poll result shouldn't be surprising and is hardly newsworthy."

Save East Greenbush’s Cara Benson:   "I would love for Morgan Hook and the PR team to actually genuinely get to know our community and know why we are opposed."

Benson insists her group has no ties to Occupy Albany, and finds Hook citing the Town Board  "fallacious."

"One of the town board members has had to recuse herself because of ties to the project. Another town board member has withdrawn her support."

The Gaming Commission  could reveal its "final four" list of upstate licensees any day.

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.
Related Content