Palmer http://wamc.org en Divided Town Awaits Casino Vote Recount http://wamc.org/post/divided-town-awaits-casino-vote-recount <p>The town clerk in Palmer, Massachusetts is expected to announce this week the date for a recount of the votes cast in the November 5<sup>th</sup> referendum on Mohegan Sun’s $1 billion casino proposal.&nbsp; The Connecticut-based casino operator late last week filed the necessary paperwork to obtain a recount of the referendum it lost by fewer than 100 votes.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77611 at http://wamc.org Divided Town Awaits Casino Vote Recount Mohegan Sun Will Seek Recount After Narrow Defeat Of Palmer Casino Referendum http://wamc.org/post/mohegan-sun-will-seek-recount-after-narrow-defeat-palmer-casino-referendum <p>Mohegan Sun plans to ask for a recount of Tuesday’s referendum in Palmer where voters by a narrow margin rejected the company’s plans for a $1 billion resort casino.&nbsp; If the results stand, it will leave MGM in Springfield as the only company left to apply for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77179 at http://wamc.org Mohegan Sun Will Seek Recount After Narrow Defeat Of Palmer Casino Referendum Casino Supporters, Opponents Prepare For Battle In Palmer http://wamc.org/post/casino-supporters-opponents-prepare-battle-palmer <p>The focus of the casino competition in western Massachusetts is now squarely on Palmer. People on both sides of the casino issue in the rural town are gearing up for a referendum with an eye toward what happened with Hard Rock’s casino project last week in West Springfield.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73781 at http://wamc.org Casino Supporters, Opponents Prepare For Battle In Palmer Vote Set On Mohegan Sun Palmer Casino Project http://wamc.org/post/vote-set-mohegan-sun-palmer-casino-project <p>The Town Council in Palmer, Massachusetts has endorsed a casino development agreement with Mohegan Sun.&nbsp; The Connecticut-based casino operator is proposing a $1 billion development in the rural town.&nbsp; It is one of three projects competing for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Town Councilor Paul Burns, who has been a long-time supporter of a casino project in Palmer.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73061 at http://wamc.org Vote Set On Mohegan Sun Palmer Casino Project Mohegan Sun Adds Amenities To Western Mass. Casino Project http://wamc.org/post/mohegan-sun-adds-amenities-western-mass-casino-project <p>Mohegan Sun officials continue to keep most details of their western Massachusetts casino project close to the vest.&nbsp; Top officials from the gaming company addressed a public meeting Monday night&nbsp; in Palmer attended by about 200 people.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59104 at http://wamc.org Mohegan Sun Adds Amenities To Western Mass. Casino Project Mohegan Sun To Present Casino Plans At Public Forum In Palmer http://wamc.org/post/mohegan-sun-present-casino-plans-public-forum-palmer <p>One of the gaming industry heavyweights looking to build a resort&nbsp; casino in western Massachusetts is expected to reveal more details about its project tonight at&nbsp; an eagerly anticipated&nbsp; public meeting.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59063 at http://wamc.org Mohegan Sun To Present Casino Plans At Public Forum In Palmer Negotiations With Casino Developers Delayed http://wamc.org/post/negotiations-casino-developers-delayed <p>The mayor of Springfield Massachusetts has announced a delay in negotiations over building a resort casino downtown. The city will take more time to review written proposals from two casino operators competing for the city’s support.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 56547 at http://wamc.org Negotiations With Casino Developers Delayed Three Casino Companies Apply To Build In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/three-casino-companies-apply-build-springfield-0 <p>Three experienced casino operators stepped forward ahead of a Thursday night deadline and will compete in Springfield for the chance to &nbsp;build a casino in western Massachusetts. &nbsp;Each is proposing a development project totaling almost $1 billion.&nbsp; &nbsp;WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 49725 at http://wamc.org Three Casino Companies Apply To Build In Springfield First Massachusetts Casino License Expected In February 2014 http://wamc.org/post/first-massachusetts-casino-license-expected-february-2014 <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday set the end of February 2014 as the outside date for awarding the first casino license in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief &nbsp;Paul Tuthill reports..</p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The state’s gaming industry regulators discussed a master schedule which commission chairman Stephen Crosby described as prudent.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48703 at http://wamc.org First Massachusetts Casino License Expected In February 2014