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Poll: Palmer, Mass., preferred for casino location

A poll conducted on behalf of the owner of land in Palmer, Mass., where Mohegan Sun would like to build a casino, showed that most of those surveyed prefer the Palmer project over a rival casino proposed for Springfield.

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3/10/2014

article Casino-site landlord seeks to depose Mohegan tribal councilors, others
(Massachusetts) -- Attorneys for the landlord suing Mohegan Sun over its failed attempt to build a $1 billion casino in Palmer, Mass., are seeking to take sworn...
article Depositions may put Mohegan on hot seat
(Massachusetts) -- The deposing of every member of Mohegan Sun’s tribal gaming authority as part of a lawsuit brought by their erstwhile Palmer landlord could...

3/4/2014

article Gaming panel enlisted in lawsuit vs. Mohegan
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun’s erstwhile Palmer landlord is roping the state Gaming Commission into its lawsuit that seeks to bar Mohegan from building a casino...
article Suit seeks documents in Mohegan Tribe's commercial casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is being asked to turn over any documents related to the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut.

2/24/2014

article Mohegan Sun CEO says land-use study for Palmer site to be done within 90 days
(Massachusetts) -- Mitchell Etess, CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, said the 152-acre parcel land in Palmer where the tribe lost a bid for a $1 billion resort...

2/21/2014

article Mohegan's Palmer landlord pursues breach- of-contract suit against casino operator
(Massachusetts) -- As if the executives at the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority didn’t have enough to worry about.

2/20/2014

article Mohegan Sun's Palmer, Mass., landlord alleging breach of agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Owners of the Palmer, Mass., land where Mohegan Sun once hoped to develop a $1 billion resort casino expect to file a lawsuit today alleging Mohegan...
article Mohegans Hire Firm To Study Developing Palmer Casino Site
(Massachusetts) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority could still develop the land in Palmer, Mass., where it hoped to build a casino.
article Palmer landowner filing suit against Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- Owners of real estate in Palmer where Mohegan Sun had originally proposed a Massachusetts casino will seek a court judgment to prevent the Connecticut...

2/14/2014

article Mohegan Sun landlord's request for casino documents in Revere comes up short
(Massachusetts) -- Northeast Realty’s fishing expedition in Revere has turned up empty. But that doesn’t mean the would-be casino developer is walking away...

2/9/2014

article With resort casino off the table, Palmer, Quaboag Valley, move forward with economic development
(Massachusetts) -- With the casino project off the table here, area leaders are still upbeat about future development possibilities for the town and region. "We...

1/1/2014

article BOSTON HERALD: Stop pouting in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Business leaders in Palmer are shocked and appalled that a gambling company whose casino plan was rejected by the citizens of that community made...

12/30/2013

article Palmer: Mohegan used us / Biz owners say gaming giant not all in for casino
(Massachusetts) -- A group of pro-casino Palmer business owners who claim Mohegan Sun was just stringing along the town until the casino could find a better location...

12/24/2013

article Palmer reacts to Mohegan Sun's Revere proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has moved its casino efforts out east and are opening up their wallet. The 22News I-Team discovered just how much more money Revere could...

12/8/2013

article Palmer election, recount cost Mohegan Sun $32,000
(Massachusetts) -- The final bills are in, and the failed casino referendum and recount cost Mohegan Sun approximately $35,000. Town Manager Charles T. Blanchard said...

12/7/2013

article Sun spent $485,000 on Palmer campaign
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun spent $485,000 on its failed attempt to persuade Palmer, Mass., voters to endorse a $1 billion casino project prior to a Nov. 5 referendum,...

12/5/2013

article Campaign finance report reveals Mohegan Sun's spending in quest for casino
(Massachusetts) -- Campaign finance reports show Mohegan Sun spent less than half the money than it's one-time competitors did for a Western Mass casino. The report...
article Mohegan Sun outspent its local competition in Palmer, but not MGM or Hard Rock
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun may have outspent its local competition, but it didn't come close to the money that MGM Resorts International in Springfield and Hard...

12/1/2013

article Palmer casino supporters criticize Mohegan Sun for running 'lackluster' campaign
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun was the talk of the town in 2007, when Northeast Realty revealed it signed an exclusive agreement with the Connecticut casino operator for...

11/27/2013

article Palmer casino supporters not surprised over deal between Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun announced Wednesday that they have partnered on a casino project for Revere, a day after Mohegan's failed gaming bid...

11/26/2013

article Palmer Mohegan Sun casino recount result: Only one vote changes, casino still defeated
(Massachusetts) -- Tuesday's recount for Mohegan Sun's resort casino proposal reaffirmed that the town's Nov. 5 vote defeated the prospect of a Palmer gaming...
article Palmer Recount Confirms Casino Defeat; Attention Turns To Mohegans' Next Move
(Massachusetts) -- Even before a recount solidified Mohegan Sun's election loss in this western Massachusetts town, people have been speculating about when the...
article Palmer, Mass., Officials Recounting Vote That Defeated Mohegan Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Under police escort, ballots from the Nov. 5 vote that narrowly defeated a $1 billion casino proposal from Mohegan Sun were rolled into the town's...
article Recount affirms defeat of Mohegan Sun's Palmer, Mass. casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- A recount today of votes cast in the Nov. 5 referendum on Mohegan Sun’s plan to develop a $1 billion casino in Palmer, Mass., confirmed that...
article Recount confirms defeat of Mass. casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- A recount on Tuesday confirmed the defeat of Mohegan Sun's bid for a resort casino in the town of Palmer, officially leaving MGM Resorts...
article Recount Held In Massachusetts Casino Vote
(Massachusetts) -- A casino developer will get a recount today after its plan to build a casino in the town of Palmer, Massachusetts was defeated by less than 100 votes...
article Recount upholds Palmer rejecting casino
(Massachusetts) -- Results of today’s recount of the Nov. 5 Palmer referendum on Mohegan Sun’s proposed casino show that the gaming operator actually lost by...

11/25/2013

article Mohegan Sun Circles Boston Casino Battle [sub. req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun could get a second shot at developing a billion-dollar Massachusetts casino, this time as a potential partner for Suffolk Downs as the...
article Possible casino announcement coming as Palmer prepares for recount
(Massachusetts) -- The Boston Herald is reporting there could be an announcement of a casino deal made between Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs soon. That announcement...

11/24/2013

article Mohegan Sun looks to the east as it seems to give up on Palmer casino before recount
(Massachusetts) -- When Mohegan Sun’s plan for a casino in Palmer was rejected by fewer than 100 votes on Nov. 5, you couldn’t blame the casino operators...
article Mohegan Sun recount on Tuesday in Palmer; supporters doubt outcome will change
(Massachusetts) -- The long-awaited recount for the Mohegan Sun resort casino project will be held Tuesday at the Palmer Public Library after the proposal suffered a...

11/23/2013

article Mohegan Sun seeks end to Palmer casino agreement
(Massachusetts) -- A real estate firm says Mohegan Sun is trying to end an exclusive casino agreement in Palmer while continuing to lease a 152-acre site in the town.
article Mohegan Sun still plans to build on Palmer parcel
(Massachusetts) -- Its plans for a resort casino in Palmer were shot down by voters earlier this month, but Mohegan Sun said Friday it still intends to build something...
article Mohegan Sun: Palmer recount won't change outcome
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun said Friday that it's exploring "non-gaming projects" for its site in Palmer after failing to persuade local voters to...
article Sun considering nongaming development in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun will consider developing the 152-acre site in Palmer, Mass., where it had hoped to develop a $1 billion resort casino, the gaming operator...

11/22/2013

article Councilor has harsh words for Mohegan
(Massachusetts) -- As it appears that Mohegan Sun has completely given up hope for overturning a failed referendum with a recount in Palmer and has moved on, a Palmer...
article Mohegan Sun Says It's Still Interested In Palmer, MA, Development — Sans Gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun announced late Friday afternoon that it will explore some type of development that doesn't involve gambling in Palmer, Mass., even...
article Mohegan Sun to explore non-casino development of Palmer site
(Massachusetts) -- Following a Nov. 5 referendum in which town voters rejected Mohegan Sun's $1 billion resort casino project, the company announced Friday that it...
article Mohegan Sun, owner of Palmer site at odds
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has terminated its "exclusivity agreement" with the owner of the Palmer, Mass., land where it hoped to develop a $1 billion...
article Mohegans considering non-gaming development in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun will consider a non-gaming development at the 152-acre site in Palmer, Mass., where it had hoped to develop a $1 billion resort casino,...

11/21/2013

article Land Owner: Mohegan Sun Wants to Move On from Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- The owner of the land on which Mohegan Sun had planned to develop a resort-style casino says the Connecticut-based gaming company has indicated they...
article Mohegan seeks to end Palmer agreement, keep land
(Massachusetts) -- First on wwlp.com, Mohegan Sun is attempting to break its exclusivity agreement with Northeast Realty, yet block potential development on the Palmer...
article Northeast Realty: Mohegan Sun wants to break exclusive casino agreement, but continue to lease Palmer land
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun wants to end its exclusive casino agreement with Northeast Realty but continue to lease the 152 acres on Thorndike Street (Route 32),...
article Palmer Residents React to Mohegan Sun’s Possibly Leaving Town
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun wants out of its exclusive agreement with the town of Palmer to building a casino. Mohegan Sun had big plans for the 152 acre site off the...

11/16/2013

article Palmer lawyer calls pro-casino group's complaints about voter registration process "unfounded"
(Massachusetts) -- The town's lawyer has responded to claims raised by a pro-casino group that the town clerk excluded the registration of new voters, particularly...

11/15/2013

article Editorial: Long odds in Palmer recount
(Massachusetts) -- Speaking of casino gambling, there are those elections you win, those that you lose, and those that proceed to a recount that you shouldn't want...

11/12/2013

article Palmer casino ballot question recount date set
(Massachusetts) -- The Board of Registrars set Nov. 26 as the recount date for the Mohegan Sun casino proposal question. The board met Tuesday afternoon to set the date...
article Palmer recount process explained
(Massachusetts) -- The Palmer referendum vote recount will be held November 26th, and it could take several hours. We also now know there will be representatives from...
article Recount of Palmer casino vote set
(Massachusetts) -- A recount of the 5,221 votes cast in the Nov. 5 referendum on Mohegan Sun's $1 billion resort casino project has been set for Nov. 26.
article Group alleges 'irregularities' in Palmer casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- A citizens group in Palmer, Mass., has asked state officials to investigate "apparent irregularities" in the town clerk's office that...
article Pro-casino group asks Massachusetts officials to review voter registration in wake of failed Palmer proposal
(Massachusetts) -- A pro-casino group has asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and Secretary of State's office to review the voter registration process here in...

11/9/2013

article Casinos consider next steps in Massachusetts after voters in East Boston and Palmer turn down $1 billion resorts
(Massachusetts) -- Leaders of two gambling companies are considering their next steps after voters in Palmer and East Boston on Tuesday rejected plans for proposed...
article Despite vote, casino backers in Palmer aren't giving up
(Massachusetts) -- As casino opponents savored Tuesday's unexpected win over Mohegan Sun's proposed $1 billion resort casino on a hilltop overlooking the Mass...
article Palmer group files for casino recount
(Massachusetts) -- The Vote Yes for Palmer Committee on Friday afternoon submitted sufficient signatures that, if certified, will lead to a recount of the Nov. 5...
article Supporters Of Mohegan Sun's Massachusetts Casino Collecting Signatures For Recount
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and its supporters are seeking a recount of votes from Tuesday's election in Palmer, Mass. that narrowly rejected plans for the $1...

11/8/2013

article Mohegan Sun files petitions for recount in Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun filed petitions Friday in Palmer, Mass., seeking a townwide recount of votes cast in Tuesday's referendum defeat of the Mohegan Sun...
article Mohegan Sun Supporters File For Vote Recount In Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- A group supportive of the Mohegan Sun plan to build a $1 billion casino in Palmer, Mass., filed the necessary paperwork Friday for a recount of votes...
article Palmer casino supporters submit signatures, clearing way for recount of vote rejecting gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Supporters of the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts casino project cleared the first hurdle for a recount Friday, turning in the 50 signatures required by...

11/7/2013

article Despite vote, casino backers in Palmer aren't giving up
(Massachusetts) -- As casino opponents savored Tuesday's unexpected win over Mohegan Sun's proposed $1 billion resort casino on a hilltop overlooking the Mass...
article Mohegan Tribe looks to stay in running for Massachusetts casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut started pushing for a casino in Massachusetts long before the state opened the doors to Vegas-style gambling.

11/6/2013

article Election 2013: Palmer and East Boston Voters Block Casinos, Walsh Wins in Boston
(Massachusetts) -- By just 93 votes, voters in Palmer blocked Mohegan Sun's proposal to build a casino there, according to results posted at town hall. With 100...
article Mass. Gaming Chair Speaks About Palmer Vote, What’s Next in Process
(Massachusetts) -- Last night, voters in Palmer defeated a referendum question on the proposed Mohegan Sun project by a slim margin – just 93 votes.
article MGM only developer with voter approval
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has officially started the process to recount the votes from Tuesday’s failed referendum. As of right now, MGM is the only developer...
article Mohegan seeks recount of Palmer loss
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun plans to seek a recount after Palmer voters last night narrowly defeated by 97 votes its bid for the sole casino license in Western...
article Mohegan Sun CEO will ask for recount after 93-vote casino proposal defeat in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun's chief executive, Mitchell G. Etess, said he will ask for a recount in the wake of Tuesday's casino vote, in which the Mohegan...
article Mohegan Sun plans to ask Palmer, Mass., for a recount
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun will seek a recount of all ballots cast in Tuesday's referendum in Palmer, Mass., where voters narrowly rejected its $1 billion casino...
article Momentum Growing for Recount of Palmer’s Casino Referendum Vote
(Massachusetts) -- It looks more and more likely that Tuesday’s casino vote in Palmer will be challenged. The casino proposal was defeated by only 93 votes.
article Palmer casino supporters gathering signatures for recount
(Massachusetts) -- A day after Mohegan Sun called for a recount of yesterday’s referendum narrowly rejecting its casino proposal, its supporters had yet to submit...
article Voters Reject Mohegan Sun Casino Plan In Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Casino supporters in the state were dealt twin setbacks on Tuesday as voters in East Boston rejected a proposal by the Suffolk Downs race track and...

11/5/2013

article Mohegans Lose Bid for Casino In Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Voters narrowly defeated Mohegan Sun's $1 billion casino proposal on Tuesday, at least for the moment leaving the MGM Resorts International plan...
article Palmer Voters Reject Mohegan Sun Casino Referendum
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Palmer have rejected Mohegan Sun’s plan for a $1 billion resort casino and entertainment complex. The town clerk says the proposal...

11/4/2013

article Fate of Mohegan Sun's Massachusetts Casino Rests in Palmer Voters' Hands
(Massachusetts) -- Tomorrow, November 5, is a make-or-break day for the Mohegan Tribe's proposed commercial casino in Western Massachusetts.
article Mohegan Sun casino vote coming before Palmer voters on Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- The long awaited vote on the Mohegan Sun resort casino project is coming before voters Tuesday. "I do think it's going to pass," At-...
article Palmer Votes Tuesday On $1 Billion Mohegan Sun Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- One opponent likens Mohegan Sun's proposed casino complex to a Star Wars spaceship, with its bright, angular features jutting from a local...

11/3/2013

article Key Votes Slated On 2 Mass. Casino Projects
(Massachusetts) -- Two Massachusetts casino proposals are facing key votes. Residents of the East Boston neighborhood and the city of Revere will decide Tuesday whether...

11/2/2013

article Only a few days until Palmer's Mohegan Sun casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- With three days left until election, many people in Palmer have made up their mind about having a Mohegan Sun casino in town.

11/1/2013

article Belchertown questions Mohegan Sun's mitigation report
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun, the developer of a proposed $1 billion casino in Palmer, has not responded to a request from this town, submitted nearly six weeks ago,...

10/31/2013

article Majority of Palmer town councilors support Mohegan Sun casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- With the casino vote looming next week, at least three town councilors have come out publicly in favor of the Mohegan Sun resort casino proposal for...

10/29/2013

article Palmer casino informational session shows division in community
(Massachusetts) -- This host community agreement informational session did not end with a round of applause like its predecessor. The last of three informational...
article Palmer town councilors frustrated over anti-casino flyers
(Massachusetts) -- Casino ads are nothing new to people in Western Mass. Signs and even commercials have been visible for months. But a flyer is causing some frustration...

10/27/2013

article Sun's Mass. casino vote may be too close to call
(Massachusetts) -- For more than 15 years, people here have confronted the prospect of a resort casino in their midst. In polls and in a nonbinding referendum, they'...

10/24/2013

article Ware-Belchertown health director says Mohegan Sun report ignores impact of gambling addiction
(Massachusetts) -- The public health director for two towns directly abutting Palmer, where Mohegan Sun hopes to construct a $1 billion resort casino, says the company...

10/23/2013

article Mohegan Sun report prompts concern from Monson administrator Gretchen Neggers
(Massachusetts) -- At least one town official is expressing concerns about the recently released report by Mohegan Sun Massachusetts about the effects its $1 billion...

10/22/2013

article Mohegan Sun impact report: Palmer casino would lessen unemployment, benefit housing sales, and have minimal impact on roads
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts on Monday released a report stating that a proposed $1 billion casino would have a minimal environmental and traffic impact...
article Mohegan Sun Issues Impact Report on Palmer Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Two weeks from today, Palmer voters will decide whether they support a casino for their town. Meanwhile, Mohegan Sun releases a report on what impact...
article Mohegan Sun releases neighboring community impact report
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts released a 36-page neighboring community impact report this week. The report identifies a list of 13 surrounding communities...

10/18/2013

article Casino signs reportedly vandalized, stolen in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Police Chief Robert P. Frydryk said there have been reports of pro- and anti- casino signs being vandalized or stolen.
article Casino VP says $20M would go to improve roads in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- The idea of 10,000 more cars a day on local roads makes traffic a hot-button issue for Palmer residents, who will vote Nov. 5 on Mohegan Sun's...

10/15/2013

article Palmer town manager hosts second informational session on host community agreement with Mohegan Sun Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- What was supposed to be an informational session Tuesday night on the town's host community agreement with Mohegan Sun turned more into a platform...
article People on both sides voice casino opinions in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- As a Nov. 5 referendum nears on whether the town should host a Mohegan Sun resort casino, Town Manager Charles T. Blanchard answered questions Tuesday...

10/9/2013

article CT congressman turned author speaks about casinos in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- There is less than a month until Palmer voters head to the polls to cast ballots on Mohegan Sun's $1 billion resort casino proposal.

10/8/2013

article Mohegan Sun representatives agree to meet with municipal officials on potential Palmer casino impact, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission says
(Massachusetts) -- The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is asking officials from towns that would be impacted by a large gaming facility in Palmer to attend a meeting...

10/5/2013

article Absentee ballots available for Nov. 5 casino vote in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Absentee ballots are available in the town clerk's office for the Nov. 5 election which will feature a question asking voters to approve the host...

10/4/2013

article Mohegan clears Mass. hurdle
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has passed a background check by Massachusetts gambling regulators that allows it to continue pursuing a resort casino in Palmer, the...
article Mohegan Sun official denies that Palmer casino project will require takings of homes, businesses
(Massachusetts) -- A Mohegan Sun official maintained on Friday that the resort casino project planned for the hillside on Thorndike Street will not require any takings...

10/3/2013

article Massachusetts casino panel qualifies Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- The state gambling commission has cleared Mohegan Sun to bid for the sole resort casino license in western Massachusetts. The unanimous vote followed...
article Gaming panel deems Mohegan Sun Massachusetts partners 'suitable'
(Massachusetts) -- Partners in the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts casino project passed muster Thursday with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which deemed them "...
article Mass. gaming panel deems Mohegan Sun Massachusetts partners 'suitable'
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming regulators this morning deemed partners in the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts casino project "suitable" to file a final...
article Massachusetts clears Mohegan Sun to pursue Palmer casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators said Thursday that Mohegan Sun had cleared a required background check and could continue its pursuit of a resort...
article Mohegan Sun deemed qualifed to bid
(Massachusetts) -- The state gambling commission today deemed Penn National Gaming and Mohegan Sun qualified to compete for state casino licenses.
article Mohegan Sun Massachusetts wins approval of initial application to build nearly $1 billion casino in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts cleared a key hurdle today in its bid to build a nearly $1 billion casino resort in Palmer. During a meeting in Boston, the...
article Mohegan Sun still needs Palmer's vote
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun passed the Gaming Commissions' extensive background check, but it still needs Palmer voters' approval to continue to be eligible...
article State gambling panel gives Mohegan Sun go-ahead for Palmer casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, which is proposing a $775 million casino on a 152-acre site in Palmer, was granted an initial suitability determination by...

10/2/2013

article Mass. casino panel to question Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators are expected to question Mohegan Sun executives about their finances before deciding whether the Connecticut casino operator...

10/1/2013

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission set to air Mohegan Sun's initial application for casino resort in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators on Thursday are expected to vote whether to approve the initial application by the Mohegan Sun for a casino resort in Palmer.

9/30/2013

article Belchertown requests money from Mohegan Sun to study impact of proposed Palmer casino
(Massachusetts) -- Citing an “immediate need” to study myriad negative impacts of the proposed casino in neighboring Palmer, a lawyer representing...
article Mohegan partners face 'suitability' hearing
(Massachusetts) -- Investigators who looked into the backgrounds of those involved in Mohegan Sun's bid to develop a $1 billion resort casino in Palmer, Mass., are...
article Wilbraham selectmen want deadline extended for negotiating mitigating agreement with any casino company that locates in neighboring community
(Massachusetts) -- The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to send a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission seeking to have the deadline extended for the towns to...

9/28/2013

article Anti-casino protest staged in Palmer while supporters demonstrate also
(Massachusetts) -- The anti-casino group took to the streets Friday evening, marking their first organized protest against Mohegan Sun's casino proposal for Palmer.
article Mass. town claims exclusion from casino talks
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts town says its concerns about a proposed casino development in a neighboring community are being ignored by Mohegan Sun and state...

9/27/2013

article Mass. Town Claims Mohegan Excluded It from Casino Talks
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts town says Mohegan Sun and state gambling regulators are ignoring its concerns about a proposed resort casino in a neighboring...
article Anti-casino group rallies in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- In November, Palmer residents will vote on whether or not to accept a host community agreement with Mohegan Sun. On Friday, Palmer residents in...
article Casino Debate Heats Up In Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- The casino debate is heating up in Palmer. There’s just 40 days until the town’s special referendum. Those against the casino held a stand...

9/26/2013

article Is Monson being excluded from casino talks?
(Massachusetts) -- An attorney for the town of Monson says that Mohegan Sun and state gambling regulators are ignoring the community's concerns about a proposed...

9/25/2013

article Monson town lawyer complains to Massachusetts Gaming Commission about surrounding communities' exclusion from Palmer casino discussion
(Massachusetts) -- The lawyer for the town of Monson has sent a strongly worded letter to Mohegan Gaming Advisors and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding the...

9/24/2013

article Mohegan Sun to use Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in negotiations with surrounding communities
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun plans to use the services of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to help negotiate with communities surrounding its proposed resort...

9/23/2013

article Yes for Palmer, appoints committee officials
(Massachusetts) -- Yes for Palmer announced Monday that Elaine J. Boone and David E. Whitney have been appointed to committee chair and treasurer of the casino...

9/21/2013

article Anti-casino headquarters opens in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Organized opposition to a casino in Palmer surfaced Saturday. The citizens for Palmer to reject casino gambling opened their headquarters Saturday...
article Casino foes continue to mobilize for Palmer vote Nov. 5
(Massachusetts) -- Among those working to keep this town casino-free, the recent West Springfield vote is being called a game-changer.

9/19/2013

article Mohegan Sun officials 'cautiously optimistic' about Palmer referendum, outline vision to develop family attractions with casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun officials are betting that when the residents of Palmer hit the polls in a referendum on Nov. 5 to decide whether its $1 billion casino...

9/18/2013

article Palmer Conservation Commission issues positive determination for wetlands boundaries for Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- The Conservation Commission approved Mohegan Sun's request for a determination of applicability regarding water resource area boundaries at its...

9/16/2013

article Wilbraham wants to be compensated if casino is built in Springfield or Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to send letters to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, MGM and Mohegan Sun seeking to be compensated as a...

9/12/2013

article Palmer gears up for its casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- The western Massachusetts casino competition is heating up. It's down to Springfield and Palmer after West Springfield voters rejected Hard Rock...

9/11/2013

article With Hard Rock's Bid Rejected, MGM, Mohegan Sun Square Off
(Massachusetts) -- The competition for a resort casino in Western Massachusetts has dropped to two competitors, narrowing the field and offering a stark contrast between...

9/10/2013

article Palmer town manager to hold informational sessions on casino host community agreement with Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- Town Manager Charles T. Blanchard will hold three informational sessions next month for residents who have questions about the town's host...

9/3/2013

article A November election will decide Mohegan Sun's fate in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun's $1 billion plan includes a water park and two hotels, and when Palmer voters head to the polls on November 5th, they'll decide...
article Palmer council OKs casino agreement with Mohegan Sun, schedules referendum
(Massachusetts) -- Town councilors in Palmer, Mass., voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a “host community agreement” with Mohegan Sun Massachusetts,...
article Palmer to vote on host agreement in November
(Massachusetts) -- Palmer town councilors have accepted the host community agreement with Mohegan Sun. They also set a date for a town-wide vote on the company's $1...
article Palmer Town Council sets Nov. 5 referendum on Mohegan Sun casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The Town Council, at its Tuesday meeting, unanimously granted Mohegan Sun's request to schedule a referendum on Nov. 5 for residents to have a...

8/31/2013

article Mohegan Tribe announces deal for casino in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut signed a host agreement on Thursday for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

8/29/2013

article Mohegan Comes To $16M Agreement With Palmer, Mass., Officials On Casino Deal
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun's hopes for a Bay State resort casino took a step forward Thursday as Palmer town officials and casino executives have reached a...
article Mohegan Sun deal means millions annually for Mass. town
(Massachusetts) -- A host community agreement between operators of Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino and Palmer officials would provide the small western...
article Mohegan Sun inks casino pact with Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Under a new casino agreement announced Thursday, Mohegan Sun would become not only the biggest taxpayer in Palmer but would pay more to the town than...
article Mohegan Sun to pay Palmer at least $16m annually under casino host community agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has agreed to give the town of Palmer $2.94 million upfront and then annual payments of about $16 million under a casino agreement that...
article Mohegan Sun, Palmer Officials Sign Casino Host Agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Officials with Mohegan Sun have signed a host agreement with Palmer to bring a casino to the town. The agreement was signed late Thursday morning with...
article Mohegans sign agreement in Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- If Mohegan Sun wins the western Massachusetts casino license it needs to build a $1 billion destination resort, it promises to provide this town with...
article Sturbridge positions itself with Mohegan Sun as "surrounding community"
(Massachusetts) -- With Palmer's anticipated host agreement for a planned resort casino, Sturbridge Town Administrator Shaun A. Suhoski is staking out a position to...
press release Mohegan Sun Massachusetts reaches Host Community Agreement with Town of Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts today announced it has reached a host community agreement with the Town of Palmer, Mass. – establishing in excess of $...

8/28/2013

article Mohegan Sun to unveil casino agreement with officials in Mass. town
(Massachusetts) -- The operators of Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino are set to announce details of a host community agreement reached with officials in the western...

8/27/2013

article Mohegan Sun set to sign casino agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun confirmed Monday it will sign a host community agreement this week with town officials in Palmer, Mass., a critical step in Mohegan Sun...

8/26/2013

article Mohegan Sun casino plan set to move forward
(Massachusetts) -- Town officials in Palmer are close to finalizing a host community agreement with Mohegan Sun for a $1 billion resort casino in the central...
article Mohegan Sun Expected To Sign Casino Pact With Palmer, Mass., Thursday
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and the town of Palmer, Mass., plan to announce an agreement on Thursday, moving forward a process that could result in a $1 billion...
article Mohegan Sun to sign agreement with Palmer, Mass., officials
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and Palmer, Mass., officials will sign a host community agreement this week for development of Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, a nearly $1...
article Palmer, Mohegan Sun to sign casino pact
(Massachusetts) -- Eleven months of negotiating a host community agreement with the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will come to fruition with a signing ceremony at 11 a...

8/22/2013

article Palmer Water District approves agreement with Mohegan Sun; details not released
(Massachusetts) -- The Palmer Water District No.1 Board of Water Commissioners finalized its agreement with Mohegan Sun on Wednesday after a two hour meeting to go over...

8/20/2013

article Palmer host community agreement with Mohegan Sun should be ready next week, town manager says
(Massachusetts) -- Town Manager Charles T. Blanchard said he is in the "final stages of negotiation" with Mohegan Sun representatives for a host community...

8/14/2013

article Mohegan Sun ‘close’ on Mass. town host agreement
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is close to completing a host agreement for a planned Palmer, Mass., casino, a spokesman said Monday. “Mohegan Sun is indeed close to...
article Palmer host community agreement with Mohegan Sun may be completed on Wednesday
(Massachusetts) -- A letter from the town manager to the Town Council states that he is "very close" to concluding the host community agreement with Mohegan...
article Palmer To Sign Host Agreement With Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- Palmer, Massachusetts should have a host community agreement completed within the next week for Mohegan Sun, which has proposed a billion-dollar...
article Palmer Town Council public hearing on casino-related zoning changes draws no public
(Massachusetts) -- The Town Council held public hearings at its meeting on Monday night on two proposed zone changes related to the nearly $1 billion Mohegan Sun casino...

8/13/2013

article Groups in Palmer rally in support of planned casino
(Massachusetts) -- A majority of the crowd Monday night in front of Northeast Realty's development office on Main Street sported yellow "Palmer First" T-...
article No Palmer casino host agreement expected this week
(Massachusetts) -- It doesn't appear that Mohegan Sun and Palmer will complete their host agreement this week. Palmer town manager Charlie Blanchard told 22News they...
article Palmer casino advocates hold meeting
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and Palmer residents & businesses are gearing up for their yet-unscheduled casino referendum vote. More than forty people met in...
article Palmer casino deal to be reached this week
(Massachusetts) -- The 22News I-Team discovered the Host Agreement between Mohegan Sun and Palmer could be finalized on Wednesday and signed on Friday.

8/9/2013

article Northeast Realty begins permitting process for development near proposed casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Northeast Realty met with state Department of Transportation representatives on Tuesday to discuss traffic mitigation for proposed development at its...
article Palmer working on casino traffic plan
(Massachusetts) -- Still no host agreement between Mohegan Sun and the town of Palmer, but the developer behind the proposed casino continues to work on the traffic...

8/6/2013

article Proposed Palmer casino operators seek determination from Conservation Commission that would verify where resort could be built
(Massachusetts) -- The Conservation Commission, at its meeting Tuesday, selected a third party expert to review water resource areas on the 152-acre site off Thorndike...

8/5/2013

article Mohegan Sun rep. to speak to Mass. group as host pact talks run long
(Massachusetts) -- A Mohegan Sun representative is scheduled to meet with a pro-casino group in the Massachusetts town where talks on a host community agreement have...
article Monson residents get questions about Palmer and Mohegan Sun water connection answered
(Massachusetts) -- Several residents attended the Monson Water & Sewer Commission meeting on Wednesday night because they had concerns about the proposed agreement...

7/26/2013

article Mohegan Sun Close To Casino Deal In Massachussets
(Massachusetts) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which wants to win a bid to build a casino in the state of Massachussets, said that a “host agreement...

7/24/2013

article Mass. casino's player's club points would be redeemable throughout central, western Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts announced today that patrons of the proposed Palmer, Mass., casino will be able to redeem their player's club points at...
article Mohegan Sun Massachusetts announces Player's Club marketing program to boost area businesses, tourist attractions
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts announced Wednesday a new marketing program to benefit local businesses and tourist attractions throughout the region.
article Palmer seeks Monson water as backup for Mohegan Sun casino project including water park
(Massachusetts) -- Palmer Water District No. 1 has an agreement in principle with Monson Water and Sewer Department to construct an interconnection between the two...

7/23/2013

article Traffic engineers say state is cool to Mohegan Sun ramp plan for Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Traffic engineers working on the impact of a Mohegan Sun Massachusetts casino had good news and not-so-good news Monday night for the Town Council.

7/22/2013

article Mohegan Sun host agreement almost done in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- 22News has new information, Monday night, on the progress of the host agreement negotiation’s between Palmer and Mohegan Sun .
article Mohegan Sun representatives say it doesn't look like flyover ramp from Mass Pike will be allowed
(Massachusetts) -- The Town Council was told by a Mohegan Sun representative that it doesn't look like the proposal to have a "flyover" ramp from the...
article Mohegan Sun reveals more traffic plans
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun plans to improve 10 Palmer intersections if the State Gaming Commission chooses Mohegan to build Western Massachusetts' resort casino.
article Palmer Town Council Reviews Traffic Plan from Mohegan Sun
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts presented its traffic plans for Palmer Monday night. Company representatives explained their traffic study to the Town...

7/21/2013

article Casino bid could hike Hub payroll
(Massachusetts) -- Boston’s hefty public payroll could be puffed up even more if the Suffolk Downs casino bid calls for more city workers. Both the Palmer and...
article Palmer pro-casino group takes Mohegan Sun support online with new website
(Massachusetts) -- A new website has been created by casino supporters to push for a 'yes' vote at the polls regarding Mohegan Sun's plan to build a $1...
article Socioeconomic analysis of proposed Palmer casino released, looking at impact on housing, population and need for more municipal workers
(Massachusetts) -- Having a casino in town is not expected to affect the local housing market or create a population boom, according to a socioeconomic impact summary...

7/19/2013

article Report: Mohegan Sun Casino Could Bring 3,156 Jobs To Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- If Mohegan Sun builds a casino and waterpark in Palmer, Mass., the resort would employ more than 3,000 full-time workers, not including hundreds of...

7/18/2013

article Palmer casino proponents gear up for referendum vote
(Massachusetts) -- Palmer casino supporters are gearing up for the vote, expected to take place in September, for the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts casino project off...

7/17/2013

article Mohegan Sun is still negotiating with Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield has passed its casino referendum, West Springfield has a signed host agreement, and now we're waiting for Palmer to complete theirs...

7/9/2013

article Palmer town councilor wants details on Mohegan Sun's traffic plans for proposed casino
(Massachusetts) -- A week after Mohegan Sun unveiled the new design for its nearly $1 billion resort casino project for Palmer, At-large Town Councilor Paul E. Burns...

7/8/2013

article Palmer Town Council suspends balloon test for proposed casino hotel
(Massachusetts) -- The Town Council has opted to forgo a balloon test that would help show just how tall a 150-foot hotel would look at the proposed Mohegan Sun...

7/2/2013

article Mohegan Sun host community agreement may take longer than expected, Palmer Town Manager Charles Blanchard says
(Massachusetts) -- A Mohegan Sun official said a host community agreement should be ready around July 15, but the town manager thinks that's too soon.

7/1/2013

article Mohegan Sun releases updated rendering
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has expanded and revised nearly every aspect of its Palmer casino resort proposal, including now the look of the buildings, which have...
article Mohegan Sun unveils enhanced, $1 billion Mass. casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun on Monday unveiled renderings of its new, more elaborate plans for a casino in Palmer to residents of the rural Western Massachusetts town.
article Mohegan Sun unveils new design for $1 billion casino resort in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun representatives unveiled the latest design for their $1 billion Mohegan Sun Massachusetts resort casino project off Thorndike Street (...
article Mohegan Sun unveils new plans for $1 billion Palmer casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun released new renderings this afternoon of the resort casino it hopes to build here, revealing a massive development with a far different...
article Mohegan Sun’s bigger, $1 billion plan gets good reviews in Palmer, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun executives sought to impress here Monday night, introducing a “dream team” of financiers and designers and unveiling a new...

6/28/2013

article Mohegan Sun to unveil $1B Mass. casino plan to Town Council
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and its partners in a $1 billion planned western Massachusetts casino are scheduled to present their project plans to the Palmer, Mass.,...

6/13/2013

article Mohegan Sun announces additional dates for its job and vendor series in Chicopee, Sturbridge and Holyoke
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will hold three more"Working at and Working with Mohegan Sun" sessions in the coming weeks in Chicopee, Holyoke...
article Mohegan Sun launches new round of workshops for Palmer job-hunters
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has launched a second series of events about career and business opportunities associated with its proposed resort casino in Massachusetts.

6/9/2013

article Mohegan Sun ups ante in casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has upped the ante in its drive to win a Massachusetts license to operate a resort casino. The Connecticut casino has announced new...

6/8/2013

article Massachusetts Resort Proposal Approaches $1 Billion
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts has announced new features of its proposed resort casino in Palmer that will grow the project to nearly $1 billion in total...
article Mohegan Sun adds water park, second hotel to Massachusetts casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- When Mohegan Sun filed its application for a western Massachusetts casino license in January, some feared its $600 million plan for the town of Palmer...

6/7/2013

article Mohegan Sun bumps Mass. proposal to $1B
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville have grown their proposal for a casino in Palmer, Mass. to $1 billion with a waterpark and a second...
article Mohegan Sun MA announces new features of proposed casino bringing cost to $1 billion
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts announced new features of its proposed resort casino in Palmer, Friday increasing the cost of the project to nearly $1...
press release Mohegan Sun Massachusetts proposal grows to nearly $1 billion
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts today announced new features of its proposed resort casino in Palmer, Mass. that will grow the project to nearly $1 billion...
article Mohegan Sun proposing water park in Palmer plan
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun is proposing a water park and a second hotel as part of their Palmer resort casino plan, bringing the investment into their project up to...
article More amenities for Sun's Palmer, Mass. project
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts announced today it has added plans for a water park and a second hotel to the resort casino project it’s proposed for...

6/6/2013

article Mohegan Sun casino proposal for Palmer nearing $1 billion with addition of water park, second hotel
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has increased its proposed investment in a Palmer gambling resort to nearly $1 billion with the addition of an indoor-outdoor water park...
article Mohegan Sun ups ante in its casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has upped the projected cost of its Palmer gambling resort to nearly $1 billion with the addition of an indoor-outdoor water park and a...

6/5/2013

article Judge tosses Palmer casino group's suit v. Peter Pan Bus CEO
(Massachusetts) -- A Hampden Superior Court judge dismissed a suit filed against Springfield, Mass., businessman Peter Picknelly which alleged he improperly walked away...

6/4/2013

article Lawsuits Dismissed Against Picknelly Over Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Springfield businessman Peter Picknelly and Penn National Gaming surrounding Picknelly’s...
article Palmer casino developer's suit against Springfield businessman Peter Picknelly tossed out by judge
(Massachusetts) -- A Hampden Superior Court judge dismissed a suit filed against city businessman Peter Picknelly which alleged he improperly walked away from a...

5/20/2013

article Mohegan Sun Partners with Finard for Resort Casino Plans in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun will be teaming up with a Boston-based developer with the hopes of securing their bid for the one and only Western Massachusetts gambling...

5/17/2013

article Finard tapped for retail development at Mohegan Sun's casino project in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun today announced a partnership with Boston-based Finard Properties, a commercial real estate investment company, for retail development at...

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