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Hasidic village sues to block Orange County casino

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People gamble at the Monticello Casino and Raceway in Monticello, N.Y., November 6, 2013. (AP photo/Seth Wenig) People gamble at the Monticello Casino and Raceway in Monticello, N.Y., November 6, 2013. (AP photo/Seth Wenig)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Hasidic Jewish village has mounted a legal challenge seeking to halt a casino proposed for upstate New York.

The lawsuit filed by the village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County alleges that officials in two nearby communities offered support for the project without analyzing the impact it would have on the village.

The lawsuit says the casino would burden the local sewer system and generate an "undesirable" level of traffic and other negative impacts. The suit seeks to halt the project and annul agreements between casino developers and officials in South Blooming Grove and the town of Blooming Grove.

Cordish Companies and Penn National Gaming are the developers behind the proposal, one of several competing for an upstate casino license.

Messages were left Friday with developers and local officials.

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