Tribe again drops Monticello casino plan


For the third time in 15 years, the St. Regis Mohawk tribe is walking away from efforts to build a casino at the Monticello Raceway in Sullivan County. The termination was announced earlier this week, after the Mohawks and their development partners were unable to agree on key terms. "Discussions with Empire Resorts to reach acceptable terms of a purchase agreement for the land, which is necessary to move any land into trust application forward, have not been successful," tribal Chief Mark Garrow said in a statement.