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Work on casino continues, as does opposition

TYRE  — Construction of a new casino in the Finger Lakes is entering a new phase even as opponents continue their effort to block the Las Vegas-style gambling venue.

The developers of Lago Resort and Casino say Monday that crews will begin work on the casino’s foundation this week. They hope to open the casino and resort hotel complex in the town of Tyre sometime in early 2017.

Opponents, however, are continuing their efforts to stop the project. Supporters of a nearby racetrack casino and a tribal casino plan to protest Lago at the state Capitol today.

The move comes after some local residents sued to block Lago, arguing that local officials didn’t properly consider how it would affect the surrounding community when they approved the project.