'The Doomed are being led by the Dumb in Tuxedo'

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On Monday, May 12, the Tuxedo Town Board held a public hearing and vote to either support or reject a gaming casino and resort for Tuxedo proposed by the Genting Corporation of Malaysia.

Following comments by a dozen or so residents, the Town Supervisor, Mike Rost, proposed a resolution to pass the issuance of a letter of support, the first critical step enabling Genting to proceed with its development plans.

The five board members, including town attorney Donald Nichol of the law firm, Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, clearly had no clue as to the process or legal requirements governing this proposal.

In an attempt to clear the fog displayed by these would-be town leaders, a Genting executive approached the board members and instructed them as to how to proceed.

So here we had a panel of ignorant, incompetent town decision-makers, who have the authority and oversight of the biggest project ever to occur in Tuxedo, a project that will grossly alter the physical and human environment and ambiance of this historic community forevermore. A group of obvious gropers who did not even understand the fundamental first step in the process they were approving.

And yet, we are to rely upon their wisdom and guidance in charting the future of our community.

This level of ineptitude has been rampant in Washington and Albany for years and now we have it at our front door.

William E. Lemanski


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