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Wynn Directly Addresses Foxborough

Thousands of Foxborough residents received a letter in the mail Monday from Steve Wynn.

Thousands of Foxborough residents’ received a letter in the mail Monday from casino mogul Steve Wynn. In the letter, Wynn continues to try to annihilate fears by addressing the hot button word in town - "casino." Wynn sent out approximately 8,000 letters, targeting households that have at least one registered voter, according to the Boston Globe.

Wynn begins the letter by stating that he hopes to "start a thorough and positives dialogue with the residents of Foxborough." He also writes about the fear that some may feel when they hear the word "casino." "That is not our business," he further states.

Wynn writes of the non-gaming elements of his facilities including hotel rooms, unique entertainment, and restaurants, noting "a gaming room, representing a small portion of the resort's overall square footage, makes it possible to build these amenities."

Supporters of resort casino in Foxborough have argued that job creation is vital to the area. Wynn agrees in his letter, stating that he "expects to create over 10,000 construction jobs with a $1 billion capital investment." In addition, his facility would also offer careers "ranging from finance to information technology to hospitality..."

"We would give qualified residents of Foxborough and their children preference in hiring," he noted while also stating that a free, full-service day care facility for children of employees at work would be offered.

Opponents to a casino resort argue that crime, traffic, and the overall character of the town would take a direct hit.

Wynn addressed in his letter that he understands "there will be a need to address specific concerns."

The topic of casino development is one of the most polarizing issues in over a decade for the town. Groups against casinos, specifically, "No Foxboro Casino" and groups in support, "Jobs for Foxboro" have emerged since the

A large crowd is expected at Foxborough High School Tuesday night, Dec. 13, as selectmen will discuss when a casino community forum should be held.

Traci Longa December 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Here is a piece done on Wynn by 60 mins in 2009 that backs up his claims of not being all about gambling... http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18560_162-4935567.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody
Traci Longa December 13, 2011 at 04:15 PM
There is also a very polite, constructive conversation going on about this in the Facebook group "Foxboro Discussion Group". There are actually residents who are not "anti-casino" or "pro-casino" but, "pro-information".
Deborah A Stewart December 13, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Traci, I tried to find Foxboro Discussion Group on Facebook. Am I not using the right name?
Shannon Sylvia December 13, 2011 at 04:24 PM
I searched fro the "Foxboro Discussion Group", but I can't seem to find it?
Traci Longa December 13, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Sorry, it's "Foxboro Casino Discussion"
Deborah A Stewart December 13, 2011 at 04:43 PM
Thank you Traci! Will you be at the mtg tonight?
Traci Longa December 13, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Thanks Deborah, I have a conflict but, am trying to make arrangements. Are you? We really need some more "pro-information" people to attend.
Deborah A Stewart December 13, 2011 at 06:47 PM
I will be there. And you can call me Debbie! LOL, my mother would call me "Deborah Ann" when I would get into trouble some 50= years ago.LOL! I am going to try and sit as close to the front as I can so I stay out of the line of fire.
Jacob December 13, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Thanks for posting that info Traci!
Charlie December 22, 2011 at 01:58 PM
I want to see the proposal, from the info I'm seeing it's a win win, merry Christmas everyone
jayb December 22, 2011 at 04:24 PM
oh thank the lord for Wynn. Do you have a baby for him to kiss? If you have kids would you like them to sell the "sigarettes cocktails anyone" from table to table? Those pro casino residents you speak of are the unemployable, union lackeys or foxwoods bused smoking seniors. I'd save a sign for your lawn, bu it is probably far enough away it wouldn't matter.
Amy December 23, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Jacob, will you be at the meeting Tuesday night? I am sure we would all love to meet you!

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