Public Forum Thursday to Discuss Casino
Do you have an opinion about the potential for a casino in Milford? Don't miss the forum Thursday night.
The Metro West Regional Collaborative, along with the Board of Selectmen from Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick are hosting a public forum on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the recently passed casino gaming bill, and the impacts a casino could have on MetroWest towns.
The public forum will be at Robert Adams Middle School, 323 Woodland St., in Holliston.
Sen. Karen Spilka, who represents Hopkinton, will be on hand to discuss the new casino gambling bill. Members of Collaborative also will be in attendance.
The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and let local leaders know their thoughts and concerns on the possibility of a casino in the MetroWest area.
Public opposition to a casino proposal in Foxborough was overwhelming, according to reports in The Boston Globe. One selectman told the newspaper the controversy ruined his Christmas, and that he had to stash his phone in the garage to get away from the constant calls.
Town selectmen in that town voted 3-2 at the end of 2011 to reject negotiations with developers who hope to build a Vegas-style casino at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
The early reaction to a casino in Milford, by comparison, seems divided. Milford is a proposed site due to the expressed interest of developer David Nunes, who plans to introduce an application for a casino complex off Interstate 495, near Route 16, on undeveloped land.