Tewksbury vote against slots was decisive

The committee doesn't have a lot of time to hash out the details. Police Chief Timothy Sheehan echoed these sentiments, after speaking to law-enforcement officials in several casino communities. Supporters of racetrack slots have an edge as a six-member House and Senate conference committee heads into closed-door negotiations to come up with a final, compromise bill. Other key dates to consider are listed below. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion.

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Offices open for election in the year include 2 positions on the Board of Selectmen 3 year term Seat 1 David H. There are a few other key dates to consider. February 23rd is the last day and hour to submit nomination papers for certification.

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And it has offered concessions -- such as not building an adjacent hotel -- so as to not negatively impact nearby businesses. Nonetheless, there are certainly those who oppose putting a slots parlor in Tewksbury.

Some object purely on moral grounds, while others fear the town's quality of life and reputation may suffer -- along with property values -- as a result. Fear of a spike in crime has also been mentioned as a negative consequence of hosting a slots parlor, which is projected to attract up to a million vehicle trips annually. And then there's Route , which certainly deals with traffic congestion during morning and evening commuting times.

We believe all sides agree Route presents problems, and so Penn National has undertaken a traffic study to see what can been done to improve the vehicle flow. While we respect the opinion of those morally opposed, other objections appear based on emotion, not factual evaluation. For example, on Tuesday night, while a group opposed to the slots parlor met at the Tewksbury Country Club, Town Manager Richard Montuori presented his results of conversations with officials of four host Penn National cities that indicated casinos have had an overall positive effect, with no major impact on property values or crime rates.

Police Chief Timothy Sheehan echoed these sentiments, after speaking to law-enforcement officials in several casino communities.

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