I've been following the stories regarding the possibility of a casino in Montgomery County. I'm all for it. Let's not be shortsighted and locate it in a field somewhere only accessible by car. I'd like to see it in downtown Amsterdam. First, it's easily accessible to the Thruway. Second, if located along the Erie Canal, the casino would offer something different where patrons would have access to enjoy the canal. Lastly, it's time to move the Amtrak station back downtown where it belongs, and it would become an integral part of the casino. With the canalside location, even boaters would be able to visit. Hopefully, the planners can think outside the box and create a new vision.
PHILIP DI BENEDETTO