Milford Casino Alert – Please Attend Selectmen’s Meeting This Wednesday

Massachusetts lawmakers are poised to pass a casino bill in the legislature very shortly. The following articles discuss the impact of Casinos in Milford and Massachusetts.

Governor Patrick, legislature agree on casino bill
By Michael Levenson and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
Governor Deval Patrick and the leaders of the House and Senate yesterday embraced a proposal that would license three casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts, uniting the key political players a year after their attempts to expand gambling collapsed in acrimony. Read more…

What does this mean for Milford and surrounding towns, like Hopkinton?
If the proposed bill passes Milford and Hopkinton would be in Region A which includes Boston, Worcester and Northeastern Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe “Developer David Nunes wants to build an $850 million casino and hotel with shops and restaurants at the intersection of interstates 90 and 495 in Milford.” Another possible location for the Region A casino is Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Read more… 

What Can Hopkinton Residents Do?

  1. Attend the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall and be prepared to voice your opinion during the public comment period.
  2. Write to our legislators and governor Deval Patrick. Snail mail is best, but in the interest of time you should feel free to call or email them if that is easier for you.
  3. Educate Hopkinton is looking for more volunteers to help keep our subscribers informed about this important issue. Please contact Amy Ritterbusch at amyritterbusch@educatehopkinton.com if you can help.

Contact Info

Senator Karen Spilka (Hopkinton’s Senator – Read her statement on casino bill http://karenspilka.com/2011/08/26/statement-from-senator-karen-spilka/)
State House – Room 511C
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-1640
Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov

Representative Carolyn Dykema (Hopkinton’s Representative – Read more at http://www.facebook.com/carolyndykema)
State House – Room 473F
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-2210
Carolyn.Dykema@mahouse.gov

Gov. Deval Patrick (supports casino bill)
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor – Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
617.725.4005
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=gov3utilities&sid=Agov3&U=Agov3_contact_us

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (opposes casino bill)
Room 413-C State House
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-1673
Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (supports casino bill)
State House – Room 356
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-2500
Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov

Senate President Therese Murray (supports casino bill)
State House – Suite 332
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-1500
Therese.Murray@masenate.gov

Please see the following links and news articles for more information: