Casino foes ask Mass. to reject Foxborough plan


A group of Foxborough residents is asking state officials to reject a proposed casino in the town, but supporters are calling for a local vote.

In a letter Monday to Gov. Deval Patrick and gaming commissioner head Stephen Crosby, leaders of No Foxboro Casino said a casino would “irreparably damage” the community.

Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn has proposed a casino on land owned by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft near Gillette Stadium.

The casino opponents described Foxborough as a “sleepy bedroom community,” aside from Patriots games and concerts

A pro-casino group, Jobs for Foxboro, responded that residents should have the chance to vote on it, and urged the town to begin negotiations with Wynn.

Wynn says the casino would bring thousands of permanent and temporary jobs and $10 to $15 million in revenue for Foxborough.

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