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St. Lawrence County Chamber supports Ogdensburg casino

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The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has officially endorsed locating a casino in the county.

At its meeting Thursday, the chamber’s board unanimously agreed to support the idea of a casino in the county and the work of a task force chaired by county Legislator Vernon D. “Sam” Burns, D-0gdensburg, to make that a reality.

In his State of the State address, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed locating three casinos upstate but did not identify specific locations. County leaders are promoting available Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority land for one of the casinos.

“We are in an exploratory phase,” said Chamber Executive Director Patricia L. McKeown in a statement. “Nothing definitive is on the state’s drawing board but when it is, we want to be ready.”

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