Kiryas Yoel Sues To Block Orange County Casino


kiryas-yoelThe village of Kiryas Yoek has mounted a legal challenge seeking to halt a casino proposed for Orange County in upstate New York, arguing that officials in nearby communities failed to consider the environmental impacts of the project when they signed on in support, the AP reports.

The lawsuit filed by the village of Kiryas Yoel alleges that the proposed Live! Hotel and Casino in South Blooming Grove would burden the local sewer system and generate traffic, noise and other negative impacts for the surrounding area.

Kiryas Yoel, a community of about 23,000 frum Yidden, is located about 50 miles north of New York City. In the lawsuit the village notes that its population is mostly Chassidish and that casino gambling is “contrary to the religious beliefs of this community.” Read more here.

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  1. To little to late
    I said years ago that if we don’t tell them that’s it’s not a good idea around here. They would have backed off. But you guys waited to long

  2. Why on earth are they having a problem with the casino when they’re the ones who encouraged everyone to vote Yes on the referendum to legalize the casinos opening across the state. They can’t have it both ways!

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