Monday, December 3, 2012
An attorney representing an unidentified developer of a slot parlor wants to meet with Milford Selectmen.
A developer is interested in Milford as a location for a slots parlor, and wants to meet with local officials to discuss the proposal. The developer is represented by attorney Walter J. Sullivan Jr. of Boston, who did not identify his client, in a letter to Town Administrator Louis Celozzi Jr., or in a phone conversation with him. Massachusetts legislators approved up to three resort-style casinos, and a slots parlor, in a bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last year. Under the act, the developers have until Jan. 15 to submit proposals to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which will conduct an initial review. A slots parlor differs from a casino in that all of the gambling is electronic. Milford has also had interest from a developer of …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Residents and leaders of towns surrounding Milford have begun online petitions, and are planning methods to influence state gaming commission members, all in expectation of a casino proposal.
State legislation that will allow up to three casinos in Massachusetts did not give neighboring communities a vote in whether a gambling resort can locate in a community. So, if Milford voters decide to endorse a casino proposal, voters in Grafton, Hopkinton, Upton and Holliston, among other communities, can't block it. But they can try to head one off before it gets to that point, by making a case to the state Gaming Commission that the Milford proposal will not be beneficial. Opponents who worry a casino proposal might become viable in Milford are stepping up their organizational efforts. As the Boston Globe reported this week, activists in Holliston have started grassroots efforts to build opposition to the casino, and make a factual …
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.