Monthly Archives: January 2012

Low Rise Casinos: They Do Exist!

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Rail To Foxborough

With the abundance of new “smart growth’ type development in town such as Chestnut Green, The Lodge at Foxborough, Patriot Place, we need better rail service. Mr. Kraft was thinking of buying the spur line at one time (which would have helped Chestnut Green too). Why go to Mansfield when it should come here and has been part of the plans for years?

2010 Foxborough Commuter Feasibility Study Report

State Sen. Timilty rails against expanded train service in MetroWest

Read more: State Sen. Timilty rails against expanded train service in MetroWest – Walpole, MA – Wicked Local Walpole http://www.wickedlocal.com/medfield/archive/x550227996/State-Sen-Timilty-rails-against-expanded-train-service-in-MetroWest#ixzz1iR676K5o

495 Rail Study
What is Barrows’ position?

Plainridge Racino?

A LOOK AHEAD: Slots the hot topic in Plainville, too

Don’t Be Fooled: There Are Proponents For A Resort Casino

Outnumbered supporters starting to play catch-up

Jobs For Foxborough

Friending in Foxboro’s casino fight

More Media Spin

She spokle on September 6 at the Board of Selectmen meeting. The Chairman allowed time allotted to Citizen Input to run over for more than 40 minutes on December 27 and still a few others and she were allowed to speak for a minute which she began by ranting at the Chairman. Then the media portrays it as the Chairman not allowing the “little old lady” to speak and bring mean to her by having te Police Chief cut off the microphone. Channel 25 had her as a guest on their morning program where she spoke again and they portrayed her as a victim while she was saying not so nice things about others including residents in our community who hold different opinions than she. Do your research journalists and be responsible!
“Let Her Speak”

In one of the most contentious moments, Harrington attempted to end public comment, which was originally scheduled for 10 minutes but ran almost an hour.

Helen Merigan, a Central Street resident opposed to the casino, became upset, saying it was her right to speak and eliciting calls from the crowd of “Let her speak!”

Merigan was eventually allowed to speak, but had her microphone cut after she went over her allotted time. She received a loud ovation from crowd.

12/27 BOS Part 3
12/27 BOS Part 2

12/27 BOS Part 1

About Those Surveys

Complaints of a Canadian firm doing research polling on behalf of the Wynn/Kraft organizations. One was cited as Winning Research out of Toronto. Could the location of the caller “The Wynn” been misunderstood as the funder of the survey?

Winning Research
“Winning Research has a staff of 10 project managers, all armed with smart phones, and a tremendous work ethic. We have over 150 CATI stations, focus facilities, and 25 full time qualitative recruiters in house. Simply put, we provide the most efficient quality field services in the business, and we are willing to work within any budget.

Affiliations: MRIA
Facility Details

Rooms: The Wynn: 15x15ft layout, seats up to 8, intimate setting, A/V and moderator tools | The Cosmopolitan: 15x18ft layout, seats up to 16, boardroom setting, A/V and moderator tools

Building type: Office Building

Location: East Toronto

Travel time from airport: 25 min.

Travel time from downtown: 20 min”

A Seat At The Table

it would be worthwhile to be in a position to have a seat at the table to discuss possible proposals
Town Manager Kevin Paicos uttered those words during the September 6, 2011 Board of Selectmen meeting.

Paicos’ memo outlines position on gaming bylaw