Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Norfolk Planning Board came out against the Foxborough casino proposal.
The Norfolk Planning Board has indicated its disapproval of the Foxborough casino proposal in a letter sent earlier this month. In the letter, the board expresses its support of the Foxborough town government decision not to negotiate to become a host community. (View the full letter PDF in the gallery attached). The board said the proposal could cause problems for Foxborough and the surrounding towns. "Increases in traffic, criminal activity and drunk driving would signifcantly deteriorate the quality of life for residents, those engaged in local businesses and others who visit our communities," the letter reads. "The character of Foxborough, Norfolk and Walpole would be adversely impacted to the point where many families who were once …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday Feb. 18th from 11am – 3pm at the South Foxboro Community Center.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Members of No Foxboro Casino are following up their last two open houses with another informative event. If you are undecided on whether a casino is right for the town of Foxboro and the surrounding communities, the group encourages you to visit them and learn more. Get accurate information and have an opportunity to ask questions, give your opinion and have your voice heard, pick up a lawn sign, learn how you can help as a volunteer, and be part of the petition "Mr. Kraft: Please Do The Right Thing." Complimentary coffee and other refreshments will be served and non-Foxboro residents are welcome. Open House date: Saturday Feb. 18th from 11am – 3pm at the South Foxboro Community Center, 382 South St, Foxboro, MA (on the corner of South St…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Neighboring towns feel powerless in casino talks.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Foxborough is a football town, but many feel not a casino town.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A look into the impact a possible casino would have on home values in Foxborough.
Aside from a potential increase in local revenue, job creation and a larger business tax base, proponents of the Wynn-Kraft Foxborough casino venture are citing another positive: a potential increase to home values. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), a single-family home in Foxboro averages $416,000. This figure is based on selling prices of homes sold over the past six months. "There are numerous studies that clearly show that casinos have either no effect on housing prices, or a modest positive effect, likely due to increase in employment and subsequent sales activity," said Scott Farmelant, a Jobs For Foxborough spokesman. One such study Farmelant highlighted was conducted in 2005 by the Rappaport Institute for Greater …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Area religious leaders from Foxborough, Walpole and Norfolk send Foxborough selectmen a gambling opposition letter.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Area religious leaders from Foxborough, Walpole and Norfolk sent Foxborough selectmen a letter in December in opposition to the proposed resort casino across from Gillette Stadium, the Sun Chronicle reports. In the letter, clergy members also say that they support the board's September vote to not support gambling anywhere in the town of Foxborough. (Foxborough Decides Not to Bet on Gambling) "We are joined together to affirm the decision made in September by your unanimous vote to oppose gambling in Foxboro. We believe it was the wise and correct decision and extend our support," the letter states. The clergy note their concern over casino gambling stems from "whatever form the proposal may entail, is harmful to the communities where we …
Foxborough Town Counsel Paul DeRensis and state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby both say it's unlikely.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The open house will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21st from 1 – 5pm at The Union Church Fellowship Hall.
Members of No Foxboro Casino, a grassroots group of Foxboro residents interested in preserving the character of the town, are holding an informational open house on Saturday, Jan. 21st from 1 – 5pm at The Union Church Fellowship Hall, 384 South Street. According to the group's press release, the open house will allow attendees to gather accurate information and allow the opportunity to ask questions, pick up lawn signs, learn how to volunteer, and be part of their petition "Mr. Kraft: Please Do The Right Thing." The group writes, "If you are undecided on whether a casino is right for the town of Foxboro and the surrounding communities, we encourage you to visit us to learn more." Complimentary coffee and other refreshments will be served…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Casino opposition holds strong in Norfolk. Foxborough selectmen look ahead to regular town business as casino talk remains.
Anti-casino efforts continued Monday evening in Norfolk as 75 people gathered at the Olive Day School to discuss the casino proposed across from Gillette Stadium in neighboring Foxborough. Traffic, public safety limitations and overcrowded schools were among the biggest concerns addressed by attendees, the Sun Chronicle reports. At the conclusion of the meeting, residents signed a petition asking Kraft to withdraw the casino plans. According to the Sun Chronicle, Norfolk selectman James Lehan said that a casino "will impact Norfolk the way we know it." "It will not be the same," continued Lehan. Both selectmen boards in Wrentham and Norfolk have voted to oppose a casino. Meanwhile in Foxborough, the casino debate continues after the …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Groups on Facebook and twitter are keeping the debate going.