Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dino DeBartolomeis, 59, is seeking an 11th term on the Milford Board of Selectmen.
Dino DeBartolomeis has been a Milford selectman for 30 years, and is seeking an 11th term on the three-member board. The regional director of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, DeBartolomeis grew up in Milford. Prior to serving on the Board of Selectmen, he was on the town's School Committee for five years. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from College of the Holy Cross and holds three advanced degrees: a master's degree in public administration from Framingham State University (then college); and a master of business administration and a master of counseling psychology and guidance from Anna Maria College. DeBartolomeis is running against political newcomer Michael Denice on a platform of experience, leadership and a …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The chairman of the state's Gaming Commission said the regulatory authority will not begin reviewing applications for at least 18 months.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
State legislation authorizing up to three gambling casinos in Massachusetts, for separate regions, means that a Foxborough casino proposed last week would compete with any casino project in Milford.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A graphic shows where casinos have already been proposed in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Gov. Deval Patrick signed casino legislation Tuesday that could authorize up to three resort-style casinos in the Bay State. Host communities will get a referendum vote before a casino can be located; surrounding communities get a public hearing.
The casino bill is now approved. Gov. Deval Patrick signed the legislation Tuesday, in a ceremony in Boston. The bill would allow up to three resort-style casinos in Massachusetts, in different geographic areas. A five-member gaming commission appointed by state leaders will consider license applications for particular sites, under the legislation. Could Milford be a potential location? Developer David Nunes has expressed interest in getting approval for a resort casino on land near Interstate 495 and Route 16, and will have to follow procedures adopted by state officials in the bill. A referendum vote in the host community also will be required before any casino is approved, under the legislation. For surrounding communities, a public …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Milford is among dozens of suburban school systems in Massachusetts that could qualify for additional funds, through casino revenues, under a Senate amendment. The bill is being discussed in a conference committee.
Milford schools could potentially qualify for as much as $1.8 million in restored state aid, under an amendment to the casino bill approved by the state Senate last week. The amendment allows local schools that have seen their state aid cut in recent years to benefit from casino revenues sent to the state. Because the House version of the casino bill did not include this language, a conference committee will have to approve it. The state Senate and House have approved slightly different versions of legislation that would authorize up to three casinos in Massachusetts. Milford could potentially be one of the locations to receive a license. A developer, David Nunes, has been trying to gain state approval for a casino off Interstate 495 near …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
State political leaders have agreed to a bill that would allow Vegas-style casino gambling in Massachusetts, and developers are eager to submit proposals. The legislature is expected to consider the bill soon.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Gov. Deval Patrick and House and Senate leaders agreed on legislation that would allow three Vegas-style casinos in the state, including one for the eastern portion from Worcester to Boston.