| Times Herald-Record
The Castle Fun Center and other popular local entertainment businesses are at risk of permanently closing, their owners said, and they’re calling on state leaders to better communicate how and when pandemic-related operating restrictions might be lifted.
The Castle, a nearly 30-year-old amusement park in the Town of Chester, has some activities, but it’s largely been closed since March, owner Brian Leentjes said.
Leentjes, who recently put the park up for sale, got choked up on Friday describing how he can’t answer workers’ questions about their future employment.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to know “the economic impacts are going to be a health impact also – from the stress that people are going through from the closures,” said Leentjes, who’s been shredding his savings to keep the Castle alive.
Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus said he’s repeatedly contacted Cuomo’s office, without response, regarding the conditions…