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By srsgf001 on Nov 06, 2013 01:24 AM
casino vote in November regarding MGM and Hard Rock projects

LONGMEADOW Town residents are scheduled to vote Nov. 5 on a resolution that would urge the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to reject proposed casinos in Springfield and West Springfield. The group gathered the required 100 signatures to place the anticasino resolution on Longmeadow Fall Town Meeting warrant, he said.

Casinos are proposed shoptexansnfljerseys.com/Black+Garrett+Graham+Jersey in the South End of Springfield by MGM Resorts International, and on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield by Hard Rock International.

Grant, in a prepared release, said he is convinced that the Springfield casino would be particularly harmful because it would be 2.5 miles away from Longmeadow. He said he heard concerns while speaking to senior citizens, saying they are concerned increased traffic could make it difficult for sick and injured people to reach the hospital Nike Antonio Smith Jersey in an emergency, he said.

I91 becomes a parking lot during certain times www.shoptexansnfljerseys.com/Black+Antonio+Smith+Jersey of the day due to heavy northbound traffic, how exactly is an ambulance going to make it to Baystate? Grant said.

The lead petitioner, Michele Steger delivered the signatures to the town clerk on Wednesday, he said.

The state Gaming Commission has stated that support and opposition from surrounding communities will be among its considerations in granting one casino license in Western Massachusetts, and up to three casinos statewide, along with one slots parlor in the state.

Grant said he is also sponsoring an anticasino resolution to be considered by the board Board of Selectmen.

There is also a casino proposed in Palmer by Mohegan Sun, that was not included in the Longmeadow November Town Meeting vote.

Artists' drawings of proposed casinos in Springfield (MGM Resorts Garrett Graham Jersey Ebay International, above) and West Springfield (Hard Rock International, below).

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