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Comment sought on Mohawk Harbor plan

Permit required from Army Corps of Engineers

An architectural rendering of potential development at the former Alco site in Schenectady.
An architectural rendering of potential development at the former Alco site in Schenectady.
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Send comments on the harbor plan to: US Army Corps of Engineers New York District, CENAN-OP-R Upstate Regulatory Field Office 1 Buffington Street, Bldg. 10, 3rd Floor Watervliet, NY 12189-4000 Or to: Brad.Sherwood@usace.army.mil Reference Public Notice Number NAN-2013-01 078 The Army Corps of Engineers wants to know what the public thinks about a harbor that could be built next to the Mohawk River. The public comment period, which will end Aug. 9, is the next ...


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bmcgarry
July 19, 2014
6:29 a.m.

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I'm no fan of gambling. My wife and I voted against it. I have been the victim of addicted gamblers (a relative and tenant). But the vote passed in NYS and it is now legal. The proposal in Schenectady is a private venture, using private money. No PILOTs, no Metroplex money, no tax breaks. If someone wants to spend their own money, on a legal enterprise, following all zoning and local rules - why should it be prevented?

Artrina
July 19, 2014
8:27 a.m.

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What happens if an insurance company looks at the casino and decides that it does increase the risk of flooding, even if the ACoE gives its approval, and raises premiums for Stockade and other residents? Will the casino or someone else pick up the cost of those premiums?

As much as I'd like to see something good along the river, I don't think this is the long-term answer.

ChuckD
July 19, 2014
5:13 p.m.

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Beware of bottom-feeders bearing shiny gifts.

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