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    Tuxedo, New York: Gateway to Harriman State Park? Or Casino Town?

    Should the town of Tuxedo, New York, receive a casino license, and Genting’s giant project be built, they’ll be closing the door on a sustainable, economic opportunity of another kind: that of a trail town, the Gateway to Harriman State…

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    Casino Prosperity in Monticello, New York

    Monticello Racino, Casino Prosperity, and Tuxedo Gambling fascinates me.  It’s so duplicitous.  The commercials for casinos try to trick you into believing that casinos are peopled with thin, elegant people, their bright white smiles and shimmering dresses.  Gambling will save…

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    Baker Camp Solitude, Not Quite Fall

    When You Have the Place to Yourself There couldn’t be a more perfect morning than the one I woke to on a recent Wednesday in early September.   The temperature not quite sweatshirt-ready, it dawned crisp and cloudless at 6:30 am…

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    Hiking the Newest Section of the Long Path in the Catskills

      The Trail Conference recently opened a new section of the Long Path in the Catskills.  After reading Avi David Edelson’s article about the building of the newest trail section, I thought I’d drive a little further north — up…