A Palmer town councilor is speaking out on the approved casino referendum in Springfield.
In a statement to CBS 3, Paul Burns congratulates Mayor Domenic Sarno; however, he says Mohegan Sun's proposal is still what's best for Western Mass.
"As tonight's results indicate, I am sure that each community will approve a casino. The real question, moving forward, is which proposal will provide the greatest benefits to the commonwealth. With that being the real question the answer is clear, the Palmer proposal is the strongest providing the largest developable area and the greatest ancillary development opportunity," said Burns.
Here are the bullet points Burns lists as examples on why Mohegan Sun is the better choice for the sole casino license for Western Mass:
· MGM proposes but doesn't guaranty developments of about $800 million.
· Mohegan Sun proposes a $1 billion development.
· MGM plans to develop 15 acres.
· Mohegan Sun Palmer proposes to develop up to 300 acres.
· While MGM will provide some economic development inside the South End of Springfield, Mohegan Sun Palmer will be an economic development driver along the Route 20 corridor from Worcester to Springfield.
Copyright 2013 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-12 16:13:40 GMT
"I just ate cotton." Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous. There are hundreds of dietary supplementsMore >>
Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:18 PM EST2013-12-12 22:18:16 GMT
Springfield police have broken up a major marijuana growing operation in the city's Pine Pint neighborhood. Police tell us during a drug raid Wednesday night at 40 Ivanhoe Street they found 622 marijuanaMore >>
Springfield police have broken up a major marijuana growing operation in the city's Pine Pint neighborhood.
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 12:17 PM EST2013-12-12 17:17:26 GMT
A five-year-old girl surprised her deaf parents by beginning to use sign language during her concert to make sure they didn't feel left out while the other children were singing.According to BuzzFeed,More >>
A 5-year-old girl gave her parents an amazing Christmas present when, to their amazement, she began to use sign language during her concert to make sure they didn't feel left out while the other children were singing.More >>