Most Shared

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

WHAM13 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Tensions boil over at casino meeting

Tyre, N.Y. - With a unanimous 5-0 town council vote, plans for a $350 million casino are moving forward while at the same time, tensions are moving higher.

According to witnesses at Thursday's town board meeting in Tyre, Lynn Barbuto a 63- year-old anti-casino resident was pushed out of her chair when a pro-casino individual tried to make her sit elsewhere.

Barbuto is a representative of the Amish on the casino matter, and told 13WHAM News she had to leave the meeting on a stretcher and in a neck brace.

13WHAM News reached out to the Tyre Town Supervisor, Ronald McGreevy to comment on the incident, but McGreevy said he had been advised by a lawyer to not comment on the matter.

In a phone interview with 13WHAM News, Barbuto said she's still shaken by the alleged incident and seeing doctors as a result.

The meeting lasted nearly five hours, and in the end, the unanimous vote translates to town council support of the proposed Wilmot Casino and Resort.

The project is not a done deal by any means. The casino plan will need to be approved by the New York State Gaming Commission.

A final decision from the Commission is expected in early-Autumn.

 
Advertise with us!

Contests

Washington Times