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With the prospect of a Foxboro casino landing selectmen center stage in shaping the town's future, the field of candidates potentially seeking one of two openings on the town's top board grew to six this week.

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1/26/2018

press release Foxwoods Boasts Variety Of Gaming Specials For February
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino wants to treat you and your Valentine to a sunny Vegas escape and extra cash in your pockets with exciting ways to win all month...

8/25/2014

article Foxwoods operator in talks with lenders
(Connecticut) -- The Native American tribe that operates Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., is in talks with its senior lenders after violating a debt covenant,...

10/14/2013

article Casino foes take up cause statewide
(Massachusetts) -- Erin and Collin Earnst stood in the parking lot of the Union Church of South Foxboro on Saturday morning collecting signatures for the statewide...

9/1/2013

article Foxwoods dealers ratify union contract
(Connecticut) -- Unionized table-games dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino ratified a contract settlement Saturday with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, gaining salary...

6/27/2013

article Milford Selectmen Meet with Residents of Neighborhoods Closest to Casino Site
(Massachusetts) -- Milford Selectmen met with residents who live closest to the proposed casino site on Thursday, assuring them the review process will take their...

5/20/2013

article Casino developers launch website to keep public informed
(Massachusetts) -- FCX LLC, developers of a proposed casino in Milford, launched a website to provide information for residents of Milford and surrounding towns on the...

4/16/2013

article Foxwoods slot revenue drops from March 2012
(Connecticut) -- Slot revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino for March 2013 was $49.6 million, which is a drop of 5.7 percent from March 2012. However, it is an increase of $...

3/10/2013

article Kraft group says casino plans are dead
(Massachusetts) -- Lingering concerns that a casino proposal could reemerge in Foxborough were eased last week when a Kraft Group official said the $1 billion gaming...

3/6/2013

article 'No plans' for Foxboro casino / Kraft Group spokesman gives yet another firm denial of any gaming plans for Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- Almost a year after voters backed anti-casino candidates for the board of selectmen, prompting the Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts to pull its plans for...

2/17/2013

article Foxborough turns focus to slots bid
(Massachusetts) -- A representative from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission heads to Foxborough on Tuesday to answer questions and address residents’ concerns...

2/9/2013

article Foxwoods jumps into Mass. casino sweepstakes
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, a dominant name in the New England gambling market, is joining the Massachusetts casino sweepstakes as a partner in a Milford...

1/3/2013

article Foxboro casino still on radar in 2013 / Until licenses issued, foes won't rest easy
(Massachusetts) -- While glad that the Kraft Group and Nevada casino mogul Steve Wynn "suspended" their bid to bring a resort casino to Foxboro last May, some...

12/30/2012

article At year end, an uneasy relationship between Foxborough and its biggest taxpayer
(Massachusetts) -- There was a time when Foxborough and its largest taxpayer, the Kraft Group, got along famously. But that has changed.

12/26/2012

article Top Ten: Casino ran into some bad luck
(Massachusetts) -- When Las Vegas casino baron Steve Wynn stepped up to the microphone last month alongside Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria to indicate interest in...

10/25/2012

article Lawyer to Kraft: Put casino promise in writing
(Massachusetts) -- A local lawyer and advisory committee member wants the Kraft Group to bind itself legally to its no-casino pledge.

10/23/2012

article Kraft bid to rezone raising anxiety
(Massachusetts) -- Six months after the town of Foxborough shot down plans for a billion-dollar casino near Gillette Stadium, the lingering anxieties are complicating...
article Lawyer wants casino pledge in writing
(Massachusetts) -- A local lawyer and advisory committee member wants the Kraft Group to bind itself legally to its no-casino pledge.

10/19/2012

article Kraft Group Not Revisiting Plans for a Casino in Foxborough; Dismisses ‘False’ Reports
(Massachusetts) -- The Kraft Group refuted reports in Thursday's Foxboro Reporter and Sun Chronicle saying the company may be looking to revisit plans for a casino...

10/18/2012

article Kraft Group: No plans for casino in Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- The Kraft Group wants to make one thing absolutely clear: It has no intention of seeking to build a casino in Foxboro.

7/5/2012

article Gamblers heading to Queens from Foxwoods Casino hit highway to hell when driver loses control on I-95
(New York) -- A busload of gamblers heading home to Queens from a Connecticut casino ran out of luck Wednesday when their budget tour bus crashed in New Rochelle.

5/30/2012

article Casino foes give to needy
(Massachusetts) -- "No Foxboro Casino," a leading opponent of the Route 1 casino once envisioned by Wynn Resorts and the Kraft Group, is packing up its grass...

5/23/2012

article Another go at Foxboro casino?
(Massachusetts) -- Central Street resident Dick Putnam, an energetic supporter of a Foxboro church, is willing to cast a few verbal stones at stained glass in his effor

5/22/2012

article Patriots owner Robert Kraft tight-lipped about next move
(Massachusetts) -- When Patriots owner Robert Kraft and casino mogul Steve Wynn failed to convince Foxborough residents that a resort-style casino across from Gillette...

5/18/2012

article Kraft Group paid $1.18m for land near casino site [sub req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- Two weeks before Robert Kraft abandoned a plan to build a casino in Foxborough, the Kraft Group paid $1.18 million for a parcel of land adjacent to...

5/14/2012

article What's in casino land's future?
(Massachusetts) -- Now that a casino is off the table in Foxborough, attention turns to what will happen to the large plot of land it was slated for.

5/13/2012

article Kraft land’s future a concern Foxborough ponders future of Kraft’s land
(Massachusetts) -- As the furor of the Foxborough casino battle fades, one question that remains is what will become of the huge piece of land owned by Robert Kraft that...
article LETTER: Plainville should follow Foxboro lead on gaming
(Massachusetts) -- To the editor: When Steve Wynn said that the only way to win in a casino is to own one, Foxboro was smart enough to listen. Is Plainville?

5/10/2012

article Gambling in Boston?
(Massachusetts) -- Now that Foxborough has taken itself out of the running for one of Massachusetts' three casinos, many are now wondering where the first gambling...
article GOUVEIA: All about the casino: Foes controlled Foxboro message
(Massachusetts) -- In March, when discussing the political situation in Foxboro, I wrote the following: "The basic premise of successful campaigning is: If you can...
article Milford casino plan moves forward as Foxborough proposal is dropped
(Massachusetts) -- With a proposal to build a resort casino in Foxborough coming to a halt on Tuesday, plans to build a Milford casino continue to move forward.
article Time to heal after Kraft, Wynn drop casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- Selectman Mark Sullivan talked like a man with scars on his soul. "A lot of people suffered in the last months," Sullivan said Tueday night...

5/9/2012

article Foxboro decision may aid Plainridge
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Racecourse President Gary Piontkowski said he hopes the withdrawal of a casino plan for Foxboro means people will stop asking him about...
article Foxboro vote seen giving Suffolk casino edge
(Massachusetts) -- The suspension of efforts by business heavyweights Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn to locate a resort casino in Foxboro takes a major competitor to...
article Suffolk Downs: Competing group drops out of casino license chase
(Massachusetts) -- Backers of a casino project near Foxboro Stadium in the Boston area have abandoned their plans, handing the lead for the sole casino license for the...
article Wynn Resorts halts plans for $1 billion Foxborough casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. on Tuesday dropped its plan for a $1 billion resort and casino adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., following the...

5/8/2012

article Anti-casino Foxboro voters leave little to chance
(Massachusetts) -- The two anti-casino candidates who won last night’s Foxboro selectmen’s race said their victories deal a lethal blow to a Steve Wynn-Bob...
article Casino opponents win selectmen's contest in Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- In one of the most closely watched town elections in recent history, the two candidates who spoke out against siting a casino in Foxborough handily...
article Foxboro casino plans scrapped
(Massachusetts) -- A day after being slapped down by Foxboro voters, moguls Steve Wynn and Robert Kraft abandoned plans to build a resort casino in the shadow of...
article Foxboro decision may aid Plainridge
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Racecourse President Gary Piontkowski said he hopes the withdrawal of a casino plan for Foxboro means people will stop asking him about...
article Foxborough Casino Proposal Is Suspended
(Massachusetts) -- Following the election of two anti-casino selectmen in a town vote Monday night, Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn and New England Patriots owner...
article Foxborough Vote Seen As Rebuke On Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Foxborough have made it harder for a casino to be built in their town, electing two selectmen opposed to any talks over a resort casino...
article KIRBY: Foxboro said, 'enough's enough'
(Massachusetts) -- You can't say Bob Kraft isn't a man of his word. On Sunday, Dec. 4, Kraft and Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn met with the public and the...
article Kostrzewa: Anti-casino movement strengthens in Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- Two anti-casino candidates won selectman seats in an election in Foxboro Monday, casting further doubts on Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn's plan...
article Kraft, Wynn suspend Foxborough casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts say they are suspending efforts to bring a $1 billion resort-style casino to Foxborough.
article Lawmakers say safeguards worked
(Massachusetts) -- When state lawmakers were preparing a bill to legalize casinos in Massachusetts, they said they wanted to make sure there were protections for cities...
article Plans for Mass. casino near Patriots' home halted
(Massachusetts) -- Plans to bring a $1 billion resort-style casino to the New England Patriots' hometown have been suspended, Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn...
article Steve Wynn drops casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developer Steve Wynn abandoned plans Tuesday to build a Foxborough gambling resort on land owned by Robert Kraft, a decision that reshuffles...
article Vote Spurs Massachusetts Casino Partners to Fold
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of a Massachusetts town near Boston notched a victory against a gambling magnate and the owner of a professional football team, forcing them...
article Wynn folds
(Massachusetts) -- Less than 24 hours after a decisive defeat at an election many considered a referendum on gambling in town, Wynn Resorts and the Kraft Group announced...
article Wynn, Kraft will drop Foxborough casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- In the wake of the yesterday’s election in Foxborough, Mass., where casino opponents swept the town selectmen’s race, the Kraft Group and...

5/7/2012

article Candidates against the casino win Foxborough selectmen's seats
(Massachusetts) -- As yet unofficial results for today's annual town election are in, putting incumbent Selectman Lorraine Brue and newcomer Ginny Coppola on the...
article Casino foes Brue and Coppola win Foxboro selectmen's race
(Massachusetts) -- Anti-casino candidates Selectwoman Lorraine Brue and former state Rep. Virginia Coppola won the race today for two seats on the board of selectmen....
article Casino foes get most financial backing
(Massachusetts) -- Casino opponents head into Monday’s Board of Selectman’s race in Foxborough as the overwhelming leaders in the race for campaign donations...
article Foxboro election could tilt casino debate
(Massachusetts) -- What would ordinarily be a routine municipal election may essentially be the first opportunity for local voters to weigh in on a proposed casino since...
article Foxboro resident: 'It's almost like a civil war in town'
(Massachusetts) -- A routine election in one small Massachusetts community is getting a lot of attention. The race for town selectmen in Foxboro, Mass. has taken on...
article Foxboro speaks
(Massachusetts) -- Town voters sent a resounding message Monday: They don't want Foxboro to host a casino. Though the race was technically for two seats on the board...
article Foxborough Vote Sends Anti-Casino Message
(Massachusetts) -- Foxborough residents sided with casino critics in voting for two select board members opposed to any talks over a $1 billion resort casino proposed by...
article Mass. town sends mixed message on casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Foxborough residents have chosen two new select board members in a vote reflecting divisions over a $1 billion resort casino proposed by Las Vegas...

5/6/2012

article Foxboro: A town divided
(Massachusetts) -- When residents of the upscale suburb of Foxboro hear their hometown mentioned on network TV or on the radio, it's usually because the town is the...
article Foxoboro Residents Vote To Consider Casino On Monday
(Massachusetts) -- On Monday, Foxboro voters will cast ballots for selectmen, and whether the town should consider hosting a casino. The four Foxboro selectmen...
article In Foxboro, politics gets personal
(Massachusetts) -- Martha Slattery says she's saddened by some of the angry rhetoric and behavior surrounding this year's election campaign, much of it linked to...
article It's finally voters' turn in Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- After months of buildup, it's finally time for voters to decide this year's selectmen race. Residents will head to the polls today to decide...
article Opinion: Choices clear for Foxboro voters
(Massachusetts) -- You might say that Round 1 of Foxboro's casino era ends at the Ahern Middle School on Monday night when election warden Kathy Brady announces the...
article Upcoming election could decide fate of Foxborough casino
(Massachusetts) -- The decision to build or not to build a resort-style casino in Foxborough could boil down to the upcoming Board of Selectmen election on Monday.

5/5/2012

article Election could determine casino debate in Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- The candidates for selectman in Foxboro, Mass. made one last push before next week's big election, which has become very contentious because of...
article Election could tilt casino debate in town
(Massachusetts) -- What would ordinarily be a routine municipal election may essentially be the first opportunity for local voters to weigh in on a proposed casino since...
article Foxborough casino foes get most financial backing
(Massachusetts) -- Anticasino candidates head into Foxborough’s Board of Selectman’s contest Monday with an overwhelming lead in campaign donations,...
article Voters To Weigh In On Proposed Casino
(Massachusetts) -- A normally routine election in Foxborough Monday may give local voters the first opportunity to weigh in on a proposed casino.

5/4/2012

article Foxboro eyes big turnout
(Massachusetts) -- Election officials expect a huge turnout at Monday's annual town election, a contest that's shaping up to be an unofficial referendum on...
article Foxborough town election could impact casino prospect
(Massachusetts) -- A small town selectmen's race has the potential to impact the rest of the state. The outcome of Monday's town election in Foxborough could...
article PR war continues over proposed Foxborough casino
(Massachusetts) -- Joe Crist was fresh out of the Navy and looking for a place to raise a family when he bought a house in Foxborough 46 years ago. “It was the...

5/3/2012

article All-out casino warfare
(Massachusetts) -- Joe Crist was fresh out of the Navy and looking for a place to raise a family when he bought a house in Foxborough 46 years ago. “It was the...
article Foxboro town manager at odds with selectman over casino
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Foxboro wants to explore disciplinary proceedings against Town Manager Kevin Paicos, contending that bad...
article Foxborough town election could impact casino prospect
(Massachusetts) -- A small town selectmen’s race has the potential to impact the rest of the state. The outcome of Monday's town election in Foxborough could...

5/2/2012

article All-out casino warfare
(Massachusetts) -- Joe Crist was fresh out of the Navy and looking for a place to raise a family when he bought a house in Foxborough 46 years ago.

4/30/2012

article Crunch Time For Wynn In Massachusetts [sub req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn is bankrolling an advertising blitz as an obscure Massachusetts election looms that could make or break his company’s embattled...
press release No Foxboro Casino Group to Meet Saturday
(Massachusetts) -- No Foxboro Casino will present another in its series of informational open houses Saturday, May 5, from noon-3 p.m. at the Union Church, 384 South...

4/27/2012

article Foxboro hopefuls spar on casino
(Massachusetts) -- With a proposed casino the hot topic in town, the May 7 election is shaping up to be a referendum on the divisive issue.
article Wynn’s Massachusetts Casino Plan Runs Out of Aces Amid Protests
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming magnate Steve Wynn doesn’t shy away from a fight. In Foxborough, Massachusetts, the founder of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts Ltd. has been...

4/26/2012

article Casino Effort Turns Ugly in Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- Before the state’s Gambling Commission gets down to the business of awarding a license to an applicant in either East Boston/Revere or Foxboro,...

4/19/2012

article In interview, Foxboro man denies threatening town official
(Massachusetts) -- The man charged with threatening a town selectman over his vote on a casino project denied threatening the official with a hatchet and said it was the...
article Wynn Group Tours Route 1 Businesses to Answer Questions
(Massachusetts) -- Attempting to answer questions and gather support from businesses on Route 1, the Wynn Group held a tour of four local business that could be affected...

4/18/2012

article Foxboro pol: Man with ax told me to OK casino, or else
(Massachusetts) -- A Foxboro selectman in fear for his life has relocated his family after a hatchet-wielding neighbor was arrested on charges of threatening to kill him...

4/17/2012

article Casino backer faces charges
(Massachusetts) -- Foxboro's venomous casino contest hit a new extreme on Patriots Day with the arrest of a casino supporter who allegedly threatened the life of a...
article Foxboro threat suspect has record of violence
(Massachusetts) -- The union laborer and casino supporter charged with threatening to kill a selectman opposed to the proposed gaming facility has a violent criminal...

4/2/2012

article If Steve Wynn loses, Robert Kraft may still score ads
(Massachusetts) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could win big on legalized gambling even if his plan to lease land to Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn for a Foxboro...

4/1/2012

article Wynn faces stiff odds / Vegas casino magnate used to getting his way
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn was a mere 10 years old when he first spied the city of his dreams: Las Vegas. Wynn, the son of an East Coast bingo hall promoter with a...

3/31/2012

article School parking proposal fizzles
(Massachusetts) -- A parents’ group in South Walpole thought it had a great idea for raising money to build a new school playground: leverage the school’s...

3/29/2012

article Dispute goes public / Town, Kraft Group now talk about negotiating
(Massachusetts) -- With a $1 billion casino proposal spinning on Foxboro's horizon, tension between the town and the Kraft Group boiled over in the past week, as...
article Suffolk Downs could be the big winner in Robert Kraft billboard fight
(Massachusetts) -- The ugly legal billboard battle between the town of Foxboro and casino partner Robert Kraft has a clear winner — Suffolk Downs — a...
article Wynn casino supporters continue campaign
(Massachusetts) -- Supporters of a Wynn Resorts casino are undeterred by Robert Kraft’s property dispute with town officials over billboards.

3/28/2012

article Judge Forces Foxboro to Let Kraft Rep Speak
(Massachusetts) -- On the same day a U.S. District Court judge ruled the town of Foxboro must allow representatives of the Kraft Group to speak at a selectman's...
article Tension starts over billboards in Foxboro, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- For 5 years, these two unassuming billboards have sat along Route 1 in Foxboro, Mass. in the shadow of Gillette stadium, and on land owned by the...

3/27/2012

article Judge orders Foxboro selectmen to let Krafts’ voice be heard
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge interceded in a dispute between the owner of the New England Patriots and the town of Foxboro, forcing the selectmen to allow the...
article Kraft Group sues town; judge allows them to speak at meeting tonight
(Massachusetts) -- The Kraft Group has filed a federal civil rights suit against Foxboro, the latest salvo in the escalating battle between the town and the owners of...
article Kraft Group's disputed billboard worth $300K per year to Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that the town of Foxborough, Mass., must allow representatives of the Kraft Group to speak at a town selectmen...
article Kraft's company suing Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- Officials in Foxborough must allow representatives of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to speak with the town's selectmen about a dispute...
article Patriots owner files federal civil rights suit against town of Foxborough; action comes after billboard dispute
(Massachusetts) -- The company owned by Robert Kraft has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the town of Foxborough, alleging that Kraft’s representatives...
article Suffolk Downs could be the big winner in Robert Kraft billboard fight
(Massachusetts) -- The ugly legal billboard battle between the town of Foxboro and casino partner Robert Kraft has a clear winner — Suffolk Downs — a...
article The Beginning Of The End For Patriots In Foxboro? Kraft and Town Squabble Turns Ugly
(Massachusetts) -- Since the announcement that Patriots owner Robert Kraft had desires to bring one of the newly approved Massachusetts Casinos to Foxboro, the...

3/26/2012

article Bob Kraft vs. Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- By way of disclaimer, I’ll start by saying that Bob Kraft is the greatest sports owner New England has ever known. He not only saved the...
article Forget the Casino: Foxborough Gets Petty With Kraft Over a Billboard
(Massachusetts) -- The casino debate that has been raging in Foxborough for nearly four months has taken a weird twist. According to a new report in the Boston Globe,...

3/25/2012

article Foxborough, Krafts battle over billboards
(Massachusetts) -- They seem like a pair of ordinary advertising billboards, competing for the attention of drivers amid the clutter of signs on busy Route 1.

3/24/2012

article Wynn Plans Boston-Area Hotel And Casino
(Massachusetts) -- After building luxury resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, casino mogul Steve Wynn has his eye on the Massachusetts town of Foxborough.

3/20/2012

article Sharon Selectmen Take Request For Foxborough Casino Position Under Advisement
(Massachusetts) -- The Sharon Board of Selectmen should at least take a position on the Foxborough casino debate, Sharon resident Cheryl Weinstein said tonight.

3/16/2012

article Jobs For Foxboro Launches Website
(Massachusetts) -- Jobs for Foxboro Wednesday launched its local website in support of the proposed Wynn Foxborough destination resort casino in Foxboro.
article LETTERS: Take another look at casino effects
(Massachusetts) -- To the editor: It is important that residents hear facts, not fear, when considering the proposed Wynn Foxboro destination resort casino. The recent...

3/15/2012

article Casino forum draws protest
(Massachusetts) -- Over the Open Meeting Law protests of the town manager, selectmen chairman Larry Harrington engaged in an unscheduled discussion of the casino topic...

3/14/2012

article Another casino forum coming
(Massachusetts) -- Over Open Meeting Law protests of the town manager, selectmen Chairman Larry Harrington engaged in an unscheduled discussion of the proposed Wynn...
article Foxborough selectmen to consider studying casino effects
(Massachusetts) -- Foxborough selectmen, who slammed the door on a casino in December, may soon crack it open again.
article The casino doctor is in / Wynn offers to fund Foxboro ‘hospital’
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn is doctoring up his bid to build a $1 billion Foxboro casino. The magnate is offering to turn a Foxboro urgent-care...

3/13/2012

article Foxborough Selectmen Want a Casino Meeting Next Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- The Foxborough Board of Selectmen will be looking to hold another forum Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the high school on the Wynn Resorts plan to...

3/12/2012

article Casino foes ask Mass. to reject Foxborough plan
(Massachusetts) -- A group of Foxborough residents is asking state officials to reject a proposed casino there. In a letter Monday to Gov. Deval Patrick and Stephen...
article Foxboro casino war heats up
(Massachusetts) -- The citizens of Foxboro are being barraged with data related to the proposed casino development being backed by New England Patriots owner Robert...
article Foxboro group to Patrick: Reject casino
(Massachusetts) -- Marking what it called 100 days of opposition to a controversial hotel-casino project, a local citizens group has asked Gov. Deval Patrick and state...
article Two sides of Foxboro casino debate facts
(Massachusetts) -- The war of statistics and figures between supporters and opponents of a proposed casino on Route 1 continued Sunday with the two sides debating whose...

3/11/2012

article Jobs for Foxboro: NoFoxborocasino.com reporting flawed data
(Massachusetts) -- Jobs for Foxboro released on Sunday a detailed rebuttal to misleading claims published on the NoFoxboroCasino.com website.

3/10/2012

article LETTER: State should insist on forward-looking casino design
(Massachusetts) -- VISUAL IMAGERY is an important part of the discussion around new casinos in Massachusetts ( “Wynn shows his hand to Foxborough,’’...
article No Foxboro Casino to Host Open House
(Massachusetts) -- The No Foxboro Casino to host Information Open House March 22 at Thursday, March 22, from 2–6 p.m. at the United Church of South Foxboro,...

3/9/2012

article Rep. Rogers Fighting for Walpole, Norwood to Have Say in Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- John Rogers, State Representative for Norwood and Walpole, recently sent a letter to the Norwood Board of Selectmen outlining some of his efforts...

3/8/2012

article 'No to Foxboro Casino' Group Reaches Out With Message
(Massachusetts) -- For the "No to Foxboro Casino" group, the game plan is still to get the message out to as many people as they can, and get them to convince...
article Casino Employees Make Jobs Pitch in Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- Waiters passed appetizers around the room Wednesday night and the beer and wine was all free. The hotel conference room at Patriot Place in Foxborough...
article Wynn Resorts holds open house at Patriot Place
(Massachusetts) -- A crowd of mostly pro-casino residents from Foxboro and area communities got a taste of the Las Vegas high life at an open house put on by Wynn...

3/7/2012

article "No to Foxboro Casino" Group Reaches Out With Message
(Massachusetts) -- For the "No to Foxboro Casino" group, the game plan is still to get the message out to as many people as they can and get them to convince...
article Casino backers make pitch to Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- A crowd of mostly pro-casino residents from Foxboro and area communities got a taste of the Las Vegas high life at an open house put on by Wynn...
article Casino's appearance doesn't sway opinions
(Massachusetts) -- They called it everything from "classy" to a cross between "oriental" and a Colorado ski lodge. It's the architectural...
article Rogue website sexes up Foxborough casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The would-be developers of a casino in Foxborough, Mass., had snake-eyes thrown their way after a press release was hijacked with a link to a website...
article Walpole and Foxboro residents react as mock-ups for casino unveiled
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn released the first set of pictures for a proposed resort casino in Foxborough last week along with a DVD outlining the resort...
article Wynn employees field questions at Foxborough jobs event
(Massachusetts) -- Senior Wynn Resorts employees visited Foxborough on Wednesday for an open house focusing on bringing jobs to the town.
article Wynn holds open house for Foxboro, Mass. residents
(Massachusetts) -- Casino Mogul Steve Wynn forges on, despite the pushback from Foxboro, Mass. town selectmen and their 3-2 vote last December.
article Wynn renews his push for casino in Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developer Steve Wynn continued his wooing of Foxborough Wednesday night, dispatching a dozen of his executives to meet town residents at a low-...

3/6/2012

press release Jobs For Foxboro Welcomes Launch of WynnFoxborough.com
(Massachusetts) -- Jobs for Foxboro today welcomed the launch of WynnFoxborough.com, a website dedicated to providing information about the proposed resort destination...
article Locals react as mock-ups for casino unveiled
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn released the first set of pictures for a proposed resort casino in Foxborough last week along with a DVD outlining the resort...
article Wynn launches PR blitz to push proposed Wynn Foxborough casino resort
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mastermind Steve Wynn knows how to best sell a project. He's launched a full-scale PR blitz about his new proposed Wynn Foxborough project...

3/4/2012

article Casino vision divides Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- To some at George’s Barber Shop, on the edge of Foxborough Common, the drawing of the proposed casino was hardly worth a look.
article Developer Wynn Sends Out DVD Mailing of Proposed Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn, who wants to develop a casino in Foxborough, sent a brochure and a DVD to town residents to explain to them what he wants to build across...
article Impact of a casino on property values a roll of the dice
(Massachusetts) -- Almost from the day Las Vegas moneyman Steve Wynn proposed a $1 billion resort casino on land in Foxboro owned by the Kraft Group, some town residents...
article Impact of a casino on property values a roll of the dice
(Massachusetts) -- Almost from the day Las Vegas moneyman Steve Wynn proposed a $1 billion resort casino on land in Foxboro owned by the Kraft Group, some town residents...
article Website shows Wynn proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Casino magnate Steve Wynn has launched a website with information about the resort casino he is proposing for a parcel from Gillette Stadium.

3/2/2012

article Casino mogul Steve Wynn releases renderings of billion-dollar Foxborough project
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn this morning released his first renderings of his proposed $1 billion gambling resort in Foxborough, making his...
article Foxboro gets its first look
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas investor Steve Wynn has released the first architectural drawings of a $1 billion casino development he plans for land owned by the Kraft...
article Steve Wynn pitches Foxboro casino through DVD
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developer Steve Wynn is appealing to Foxboro residents to watch a DVD he’s distributing and “continue our conversation” about...
article Wynn Bases Foxborough Casino Design On Own Home
(Massachusetts) -- The design of the proposed billion-dollar gambling resort in Foxborough is based on casino developer Steve Wynn's own Idaho home.
article Wynn details vision for casino
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn unveiled details Friday of a proposed Massachusetts resort casino he hopes to develop near the home of the New...
article Wynn releases renderings of $1B Foxborough casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Despite fierce opposition to its plan for a casino in Foxborough, Mass., Wynn Resorts has released pictures of a proposed $1 billion gambling complex...
article Wynn shows his hand to Foxborough
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn promised to design a gambling resort nestled into the landscape of Foxborough, in keeping with the character of rural New...

2/15/2012

article Casino plan heats up race
(Massachusetts) -- With the prospect of a Foxboro casino landing selectmen center stage in shaping the town's future, the field of candidates potentially seeking one...

2/8/2012

article Gambling odds favor Robert Kraft
(Massachusetts) -- It’s like owning the New England Patriots [team stats] and a slice of the New York Giants during the Super Bowl — you win either way. A...

2/7/2012

article GOUVEIA: Too much of a good thing in Foxboro?
(Massachusetts) -- There is no doubt the possibility of a casino located in Foxboro has gotten a lot more people than usual there interested in local politics.
article No say for some who would be casinos’ neighbors
(Massachusetts) -- Mike McCarthy lives close enough to a Gillette Stadium parking lot to smell the hibachi grills on game day. He does not mind Sunday tailgaters a few...

2/4/2012

article No Foxboro Casino group plans open houses
(Massachusetts) -- Members of No Foxboro Casino are planning two informational open houses in Februrary. Anyone who is undecided about whether a casino is right for the...

1/31/2012

article Plan to extend commuter rail to Foxboro drawing negative response
(Massachusetts) -- A plan to extend commuter train service to Foxboro is receiving negative reviews from area officials and citizens who submitted written comments on...

1/24/2012

article Would a Casino in Foxborough Put Your Home's Value at Risk?
(Massachusetts) -- Aside from a potential increase in local revenue, job creation and a larger business tax base, proponents of the Wynn-Kraft Foxborough casino venture...

1/23/2012

article One woman’s quest for a civil casino debate
(Massachusetts) -- Traci Bridge Longa believes she has a unique vantage point on the debate raging in Foxborough on whether to build a casino on 200 acres across from...

1/22/2012

article Gaming foes personalize opposition
(Massachusetts) -- Initially, Monica Staaf was indifferent to the idea of a casino in Foxboro. A self-described "Libertarian," Staaf is not opposed to gambling...
article Senate gets tough on T
(Massachusetts) -- The state Senate has adopted language blocking any expansion of commuter rail service - including a line to Foxboro - until the state finds a way to...

1/20/2012

article More casino plan data is sought
(Massachusetts) -- Much of the noise coming out of Foxborough lately suggests that the town is dead set against the $1 billion casino proposed by New England Patriots...

1/19/2012

article Casino bids a test for small-town resources
(Massachusetts) -- While about 700 people waited last month for Foxborough selectmen to open debate on a $1 billion casino, the board took care of some other business -...
article Foxboro area clergy express casino opposition
(Massachusetts) -- The Foxboro area’s religious leaders have banded together to oppose a casino in town. Twenty leaders from churches in Foxboro, Norfolk and...

1/18/2012

article Area pastors joining fight
(Massachusetts) -- Twenty Foxboro area religious leaders opposed to a $1 billion resort casino across from Gillette Stadium have written selectmen in opposition to...
article Casino war of words
(Massachusetts) -- Trucking company owner Christopher Corkery doesn't need a season pass to show his love for the New England Patriots. His 92 Beach Street home is...
article Foxboro casino vote unlikely before May's town election
(Massachusetts) -- Town Counsel Paul DeRensis and incoming state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby both say it's unlikely selectmen will be in a position to...
article LETTER: Pastors' letter to Foxboro selectmen
(Massachusetts) -- This letter was sent to the Foxboro Board of Selectmen on Dec. 27:
article More casino plan data sought / Some in Foxborough want proposal aired
(Massachusetts) -- Much of the noise coming out of Foxborough lately suggests that the town is dead set against the $1 billion casino proposed by New England Patriots...
article Norfolk residents' fledgling anti-casino forces lack leader
(Massachusetts) -- About 10 of almost 100 residents at last week's forum on the proposed casino in neighboring Foxboro have expressed interest in forming a local...
article Small-town leaders overmatched by savvy developers?
(Massachusetts) -- While about 700 people waited last month for Foxborough selectmen to open debate on a $1 billion casino, the board took care of some other business -...

1/17/2012

article No Foxboro Casino group plans open house, Jan. 21
(Massachusetts) -- Members of No Foxboro Casino are holding an information open house on Saturday, Jan. 21, 1-5 p.m. at The Union Church Fellowship Hall, 384 South St. (...

1/16/2012

article No Foxboro Casino to Hold Informational Open House Jan. 21
(Massachusetts) -- Members of No Foxboro Casino, a grassroots group of Foxboro residents interested in preserving the character of the town, are holding an informational...

1/12/2012

article NEIGHBORS ASK FOR HELP: Casino would be in Walpole's back yard
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of South Walpole, who live just over the Foxboro line next to the parking lots for Gillette Stadium, agree that Robert Kraft has been a good...

1/11/2012

article Air casino plans, say school officials
(Massachusetts) -- School officials want to hear more about what a gambling casino project can do for the town and the school system.

1/10/2012

article Krafts wanted casino talks quiet
(Massachusetts) -- Kraft Group executives asked Foxborough officials not to discuss a preliminary inquiry for a casino development on company property that was discussed...
article THE PAGE: Casino - for or against?
(Massachusetts) -- The proposal to build a resort casino across from Gillette Stadium is one of the hottest issues facing the area. So we asked Page contributors what...

1/7/2012

article Foxborough Selectmen Look To Move On After Casino Vote
(Massachusetts) -- After the Foxborough selectmen’s 3-2 vote Tuesday, Dec. 27 to send a letter to Governor Deval Patrick, the state gaming commission, casino...
article GOUVEIA: Playing cards close to the vest the wrong move for Foxboro
(Massachusetts) -- Whenever large private businesses are engaged in detailed planning with local municipalities, there are going to be problems. And in Foxboro, those...

1/6/2012

article Casino idea was floated last summer
(Massachusetts) -- The Kraft Group discussed a potential Foxborough casino with two top town officials last summer, months before the public, or other town officials,...

1/5/2012

article Casino fallout may hit at polls
(Massachusetts) -- No matter how the issue plays out in the coming months, the recent vote by selectmen to reject a casino in Foxborough is likely to reverberate at the...
article Casino process still in 'pre-game'
(Massachusetts) -- Town counsel Paul DeRensis says the board of selectmen's vote last week against hosting a casino project in Foxboro does not constitute a formal...
article Casino topic of Aug. 8 meeting
(Massachusetts) -- In a private meeting in early August with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and associates, selectmen chairman Larry Harrington learned of Kraft Group's...
article Norfolk to rally against casino
(Massachusetts) -- Town officials are planning a rally against a proposed resort casino across Route 1 from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. The rally will be held at 7 p.m...

1/4/2012

article BLOG: Wynn Looks Beyond Foxborough for U.S. Growth
(Wall Street) -- Wynn Resorts’ hopes to build a casino in Foxborough in partnership have been smashed. On 29th December, Foxboro’s selectment officially...

1/3/2012

article COLUMN: A casino shouldn’t be forced on a town
(Massachusetts) -- Down in Foxboro, which used to be a sleepy hamlet, there’s a growing army of neighborhood preservationists that’s easy to like, easy to...
article Why Steve Wynn’s plan for Foxborough casino has been so divisive
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has exported his gaming know-how to the Jersey Shore and the South China Sea. But those successes don’t seem...
article Wrentham chimes in against casino
(Massachusetts) -- The town is joining in the campaign against a casino proposed in neighboring Foxboro across from Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place. After lengthy...
article Wynn’s Massachusetts Bid Hits Regulatory Roadblock [sub req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts’ suddenly foundering drive to build a mega casino in Massachusetts should be a warning to other investors of the difficulty of...

1/2/2012

article Foxborough casino debate
(Massachusetts) -- The voices against a Foxborough casino could be heard across the state after residents flooded a town meeting in protest.
article License setback for Wynn/Kraft Casino in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- From the moment Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn and New England Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft announced their intentions to seek a gaming license...
article Will a Casino Tear Foxboro Apart?
(Massachusetts) -- The big news on the gaming front from over the holidays was the Foxboro selectmen’s decision, by a 3-2 vote, against entering into negotiations...

1/1/2012

article Gambling Commissioner: Mass. Under No Mandate To Have 3 Casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Other than expressing disappointment, there is no word yet on the next move from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas casino owner...

12/31/2011

article FARINELLA: Don't bet against casino
(Massachusetts) -- Ponderous thoughts I was pondering while watching the last minutes of another year tick off the clock and wishing I could get a few of them back:
article Foxboro selectmen reject Kraft/Wynn casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- At the behest of their town manager and hundreds of citizens, Foxboro’s selectmen officially said no to a casino in their town Tuesday night, a...

12/30/2011

article Paicos: Pushing casino 'outrageous'
(Massachusetts) -- With selectmen turning thumbs down this week on Wynn Group's resort casino proposal, Town Manager Kevin Paicos says Kraft Group will lose...

12/29/2011

article Casino fight takes center stage
(Massachusetts) -- Speaker after speaker at a public hearing Tuesday night put the town's ruptured response to a Foxboro casino on full display.
article Casino supporters catch up in public relations battle
(Massachusetts) -- After opponents of the Foxborough casino had revved up their social media campaign early this month, their principal Internet adversary was the...
article Counsel advises to proceed slowly
(Massachusetts) -- Town Counsel Paul DeRensis says Foxboro should not bet all its zoning chips to determine where voters stand on a casino. DeRensis Tuesday repeatedly...
article Foxboro selectman apologizes for behavior
(Massachusetts) -- Trying to salvage peace amid an increasingly abrasive Foxboro-area casino fight, Selectman Mark Sullivan said he asked Robert and Jonathan Kraft in...
article Foxboro selectmen reject Kraft/Wynn casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- At the behest of their town manager and hundreds of citizens, Foxboro’s selectmen officially said no to a casino in their town Tuesday night, a...
article Foxboro voters will have several chances to decide casino issue
(Massachusetts) -- Though Tuesday's vote by selectmen to oppose a proposed Route 1 casino was non-binding, the town will have many binding chances to approve or...
article Gambling Commissioner: Mass. Under No Mandate To Have 3 Casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Other than expressing disappointment, there is no word yet on the next move from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas Casino owner...
article Jackpot: Milford proponent sees winning hand in Foxborough casino rejection
(Massachusetts) -- The vote by the Foxborough Board of Selectmen this week to reject negotiations with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Stephen Wynn for a $1...
article Selectmen reverse casino vote after tense discussions
(Massachusetts) -- Selectmen voted 3-2 Tuesday to send a letter to state and casino officials stating their opposition to a proposed Route 1 resort casino.

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