Foxborough and surrounding community residents who are opposed to a casino in Foxborough held a community rally Saturday morning, Dec. 3, on Foxborough's town common.
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The purpose of the rally was for residents to show their opposition to a casino in Foxborough and to "maintain the integrity of the town," as stated in the rally statement release.
“This (casino) would fundamentally impact the town for generations to come,” said resident Stephanie Crimmins at the rally.
In light of "a No Fox-Vegas" group was created on Facebook to gain opposition support. The group recently started an online petition to oppose a casino development in Foxborough.
(Click here to view the petition).
Casino development in Foxborough has become a polarizing issue for residents, with strong opinions on both sides.
"I don't want to say no before I hear what exactly the proposal is. However, I have a small feeling that once I hear the proposal, it will be too good to pass up," said resident Rob Lued.
In light of today's opposition rally, Jeff Cournoyer, spokesman for The Kraft Group, said that they understand there is going to be strong opinions on both sides of the issue.
“We understand that it’s a polarizing issue, and we expect there to be strong opinions on both sides. If we decide to proceed, the process would provide ample opportunity for the residents of Foxborough and surrounding communities to be heard and to learn more about Wynn’s history of creating world-class resorts that fit the character of their communities."
Cournoyer said that the "fact that Wynn Resorts puts a strong emphasis on enhancing their host communities and being good neighbors – as evidenced in each of their locations – is one of the primary reasons why The Kraft Group has invited Mr. Wynn to visit and speak to the town."
"If we weren’t positive about that, we wouldn’t even consider it,” he noted.
A Foxborough proposal would compete for a license designated for Greater Boston under the state's new casino law. The law requires that casinos win the approval of local voters.