• Shansylvia

    I wanted to link my website to this article, except that I never heard Larry Harrington say anything like what you reported. Where did that come from? That’s too bad, because I would have liked to link my website to it. http://foxborocasiknow.com

    • Nick_Nehamas

      Mr. Harrington said it in an interview with Fox 25 morning news back in January. You can watch it here: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/morning/foxborough-casino-debate-20120102

      • Shansylvia

        I just watched the news clip, thanks for pointing it out. I read the article, but did not watch the clip until now. He didn’t actually state what was written here. Of course Foxboro will survive without the casino. He was stating what he believes the possible benefits might be. Larry has a strong financial background and he would like the town to see the possible benefits; however, more importantly, he would like the town to receive the information, and then decide with the town voting, not a few selectman. I myself have not made up my mind – how can I, there has been no proposal or negotiation, and there is not enough information to decide from. By the way, BuckFarack is not an actual person – it’s a page, and this page is a “troll” – he trolls local Patch sites and tries to cause issues – just ignore him, I do.

      • Shansylvia

        I encourage to take a look at http://www.facebook.com/groups/287539527957237/ the Foxboro Casino Discussion group. I think that you may find some useful information for future articles. Thanks for the reply, and good luck with your articles! I am hoping to be able to link to some at http://foxborocasiknow.com in the future.

      • Shansylvia

        I don’t mean to spam you, but if you’d like to learn more about Larry Harrington, please go to http://larryharringtonforselectman.com Thanks again for your patience.

    • BuckFarack

      Anyone who says Harrington is not pro casino is being disingenuous. Hiding behind the “I just want to hear more information” is a facade and anyone with an ounce of intellectual honestly knows it. I’m also glad to see they reported the Foxboro Casino Discussion Group as pro casino, which they blatently are although they claim to be imapartial.

  • Shansylvia

    Also, you should check out a local residents group that are pro-information on Facebook – Foxboro Casino Discussion Group

  • BuckFarack

    The article failed to state that the Jobs For Foxboro is funded and managed by a professional Public Relations Firm paid for by Wynn. Also, here’s a link to an anti-casino FB page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Say-No-to-Foxboro-Casino/200177013397282

  • DR820

    Foxboro and the surrounding towns are not split on the casino. The majority oppose a casino in Foxboro! There is a petition for Mr. Kraft to do the right thing (by withdrawing his proposal) that has close to 2,000 signatures. http://www.change.org/petitions/mr-kraft-please-do-the-right-thing.
    In contrast a pro-casino petition has a lowly 66.
    Also, elected boards in Foxboro and immediate abutting towns of Walpole, Norfolk and Wrentham have voted to oppose a casino in Foxboro.

    • Shansylvia

      There are probably very few pro-casino individuals in Foxboro, that is correct. However, there are a large number of pro-information citizens in Foxboro. I have no idea about the surrounding towns.

  • JM2012

    “According to an online poll by the Boston Globe,” that’s a great poll, it makes me think that the Boston Globe is part of Jobs For Foxboro, the organization that is funded and managed by a professional Public Relations Firm paid for by Wynn and probably the Kraft Group, I believe that they have used this firm in the past. I went on that poll and was able to vote as many times as I wanted to and in doing so I easily tilted the poll in my favor. I thought that the Boston Globe was one of Boston’s top news sources. I would think that such a professional group would be inelegant enough not to use a poll that could be so easily rigged. I live in Foxboro and I disagree with a lot of the news reported in this article. Don’t you have any responsibility to print the truth? I would think that such a prestigious news organization would employe many highly competent individuals that are capable of printing ACCURATE and truthful information.

  • Thisiswrong

    Frankly I think the only people that should be allowed to vote on the casino are the people living closest the the site, within a radius of 2-3 miles from the site on route 1, even if it’s crossing town lines, so not only Foxboro but Walpole, Norfolk, Sharon, and Wrentham have a say. I realize the laws on voting it in or out only allows the hosting town to vote, but I think the people who will be most affected, are the people living closest to it, which includes all those towns. Being that it sits on three town lines, all should have a vote. Regardless of what it brings in tax dollars to the town, the negatives (far too many to list) are far more important, and once you have it, it will never go away. Yet another case of the rich and powerful trying to push the little people around. Kraft and Wynn are the only winners in this deal. Maybe if Kraft paid the taxes he should have paid long ago on the Stadium instead of this $1 a ticket, the Town of Foxboro would be in better shape finacially. I think all the donations Kraft has given the town thru the years are part of the plan he has had to push this casino thru now.