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Question of the Day: Casino Thoughts

What are your thoughts on the possibility of a casino at Raynham Park?

Beginning in June, we'll be asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what EASTON thinks! To answer, use our comments section below.

Last week, the Cape Cod Times reported that the Mashpee Womponoags were in discussions with the owners of Raynham Park, just over the Easton-Raynham town line, about possible plans to build a casino in Raynham.

The tribe had previously eyed land on route 44 in Middleborough and rumors have floated about different locations the Womponoags could create a casino. Easton Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona said the p is something that Easton officials "needed to keep an eye on."

What are your thoughts on a possible casino at Raynham Park? Do you think it would be harmful for Easton? Beneficial to Easton? Why?

Pat Maguire Parrie June 23, 2011 at 11:50 PM
Be careful what you wish or vote for!! Somehow, all the 'good things' that are supposed to come about because of a casino/legalized gambling of any kind never materialize, but the bad things surely do! Fortunes ARE made, but only by a very select few. Follow the money, not the promises!
Elaine Dahlgren June 24, 2011 at 04:06 PM
I totally agree with Pat
Janet Sroczynski August 24, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Massachusetts is known as the state of Higher Education, not casinos and gambling.
Janet Sroczynski August 24, 2011 at 03:45 PM
@ Bill the "Swede" Anderson - I notice the train/rail does not seem to extend to western Massachachusetts, to the governor's $4 million dollar brand-new home; recent Boston.com article. NIMBY-Not In My Backyard-theory. A couple of nights ago, while watching The Boston Red Sox on tv., I thought I would take a very quick tally, and I do mean quick-tally....of a handful of the latest job-losses as posted on the web. Here's what I jotted down during a commercial: 1) Merck -plans 13,000 layoffs/7/29/2011 press release; Bank of America: 3,500-layoffs and more losses later in the year/8/19/2011 press release-they are funding a local-Easton project; Merrill Lynch-35,000 job losses (2,500 job losses already occurred in the 1st-half of the year); RBS-Royal Bank of Scotland-think: Citizens Bank-google a search on Wikipedia and read history there/plans to cut 2,000 jobs; UBS-AG-Swiss bank-may fire up to 5,000 jobs (that's 5,000 people fired; 5,000 jobs lost); Credit Suisse Group-would cut up to 2,000 jobs, including several hundred in the U.S.; HSBC Holding Plc.-seeking to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide by 2013 and 5,000 jobs already eliminated this year (jobs are going to emerging economies: Brazil and Mexico, Latin America were mentioned). Barclays -plans to lay-off 3,000 employees; Lloyds Banking Group-plans to cut 15,000 jobs (14%) by 2014; GS-Goldman Sachs-New York-1,000 planned layoffs. Source of information: visit: 1) http://www.panamaadvisoryinternationalgroup.com.
Janet Sroczynski August 24, 2011 at 09:58 PM
@Bill the "Swede" Anderson - take a look sometime at this: "Solar-Powered boat launched in London" - Designer touts stainless steel body; sees future for boats, trains. Found at: 1) http://www.MSNBC.com-London press release. London welcomes the Olympics, shortly. "The Serpentine Solar Shuttle" -powered entirely by the sun. Designer: Christoph Behling; also A 60-passenger solar-powered train for London's Battersea Park is also in the works.

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