Friday, May 17, 2013
A curved hotel tower would overlook Routes 140 and 24, 10 miles from Easton border.
It is becoming more clear that an area casino is on the horizon for Easton residents. Questions still remain as to where it will be and who will be building it. In Taunton this week, the Masphee Wampanoag Tribe unveiled designs for their proposed casino, which would be on the corners of Route 24 and 140 - 10 miles from Easton's border. According to Boston.com, the renderings show a sparkling curved hotel tower. “There’s a lot of engineering, there’s a lot of traffic mitigation involved in that design, there’s a lot of environmental mitigation,” Cedric Cromwell, the Mashpee Wampanoag chairman, told Boston.com. “When you look at that architectural rendering, it speaks to many different fronts.” The Tribe, however, is still facing many legal …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Plans were revealed to Raynham residents last week. Easton will likely be named as a "surrounding community."
A proposal that was outlined in Raynham last week hits close to home for Easton residents and officials. Raynham Park owner George Carney presented his plan for a slots parlor to Raynham residents during a public meeting, according to the Boston Globe. According to the Globe, Carney - who is one of four applying for the state's only gaming license- is looking to initially install 1,250 slot machines. Additional phases reported by the Globe include moving the slots to a new, 175,000-square-foot building, and constructing an entertainment venue, retail space, and restaurants. A hotel could also be on the docket. Raynham Park is located just a half-mile from Easton's border on Route 138. While Raynham residents will need to approve the plans …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Raynham Park has applied for a slot license and the Mashpee Wampanoags are continuing talks for a tribal casino in Taunton.
Easton officials are keeping an eye on two possible gaming resorts near town borders. Town Planner Gary Anderson appeared before Selectmen Monday to discuss Raynham Park, which is located just over the Easton border on Route 138. According to Anderson, the park recently applied to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for a slot license, which the state will reward to one of the four applicants. Should slots be allowed in Raynham, the Shovel Town will likely be named as a "surrounding community," which will allow it to secure funding for impact studies and voice concerns throughout the process. If the town is not named as a "surrounding community," Easton will apply for "surrounding community" status, he said. "We expect that we will be," …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Easton Firefighters assisted in putting down a fire in Raynham Park just south of the Easton border. The fire was reportedly caused by an arsonist.
Easton firefighters were busy late Monday night assisting in putting down a structural fire at Raynham Park just over the Easton town line. Easton Firefighter Dave McRae said Easton sent one engine to the scene - which is less than a mile from the town border - after the fire was called in just before 10 p.m. According to McRae, the fire occurred at a 60x100 unoccupied structure. The structure was located to the northwest portion of the complex. Patch's Partners at WHDH 7 reported Tuesday that the fire was caused by an arsonist. “So far it definitely was set,” Chief James Januse of the Raynham Fire Department told WHDH. “At this time it does look like it was an arson fire.” Arson has been attributed to the burning of more than 10 …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Casino fees and taxes would help pay for addiction programs.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
What are your thoughts on legalized gambling in Massachusetts?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We'll be asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday. 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! Massachusetts lawmakers filed a gambling bill yesterday that would allow for three casinos and one separate slot parlor in the commonwealth, according to the Boston Herald and other media outlets. In a statement, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray said “We support this bill and believe that it provides a strongly regulated and commercially desirable framework for establishing a gaming industry in Massachusetts. Expanded gaming will create thousands of construction and …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
State lawmakers plan to introduce legislation authorizing casinos in Massachusetts.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
What are your thoughts on the possibility of a casino at Raynham Park?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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 possibility of a…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Mashpee Womponoags are reportedly in discussion with the owner of the former dog track.
Members of the Mashpee Womponoag Tribe are reportedly in discussion with the owner of the Raynham Park just over the Raynham town line, according to the Cape Cod Times. The Times said "multiple sources" confirmed that park owner George Carney and leaders from the tribe are "in talks." Formerly a 108-acre greyhound race track, the park became an area for simulcast betting in 2008 after dog racing was banned in Massachusetts. The park is located on route 138 south of Easton. Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona expressed concerns regarding traffic and public safety. "A casino located there would certainly impact the intersection of Routes 106 and 138," she said. "I’m concerned about public safety issues with traffic coming out of a casino…