Foxborough to Allow Wynn to Present Casino Plan

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Foxborough to allow Wynn to present casino plan

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – A divided Foxborough Board of Selectmen

has voted to allow Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn to directly

pitch his billion-dollar casino proposal to the town.

The board voted 3-2 at a boisterous and sometimes contentious

meeting attended by about 500 people on Tuesday to allow Wynn to

present his plan to residents on Jan. 10.

Wynn has proposed building a resort casino in partnership with

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on land near Gillette

Stadium owned by Kraft.

Board Chairman Larry Harrington says given the Krafts history

with the town, they deserve to be heard.

Casino opponents say the issue is tearing the town apart, with

neighbor turning against neighbor and anti-casino signs in town

being burned.

Supporters say a casino would bring jobs and revenue.


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