Freetown voters head to polls over casino

  A rendering of the preliminary project concept for the Aquinnah tribe's planned casino on the Freetown-Lakeville line.Handout   By George Brennan When Freetown voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be the first to vote on a referendum specifically tied to a casino since the state passed legislation authorizing three casinos and a single slot parlor. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the town, which is between Fall River and Lakeville. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay H... more...

Casino votes coming up in Taunton, Freetown, Lakeville

By Steve Decosta   The proposals Mashpee Wampanoag Four-phase, $500 million resort casino complex at Liberty and Union Industrial Park in East Taunton. First phase would include a 150,000-square-foot casino with 3,000 slot machines, 150 table games and 40 poker tables; a 300 room hotel; food court, buffet and two fine-dining restaurants; and 10 retail stores. Subsequent phases would include additional gaming space, two more hotels, an event center and an indoor-outdoor water park. Wampana... more...

LETTER: Keep an open mind on Aquinnah casino

  And we are at it again. After attending the meeting a few nights ago at Apponequet Regional High School regarding the Aquinnah Wampanoag casino proposal, I am convinced that most of the populations in Freetown and Lakeville were not blessed with common sense. Before I begin about the meeting, I would like to speak about the large amount of land that is privately owned. What do the townspeople think will happen with all of the land? Cranberry bogs are no longer practical, Walmart is not welcome... more...

Wampanoags Unveil Casino Plan To Freetown, Lakeville Crowd

By PETER BRANNEN Rendering of proposed south shore casino. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) unveiled plans this week for a $167 million resort casino during a presentation in Lakeville. But the response from the communities of Lakeville and Freetown, where the tribe hopes to place the complex was “not positive,” according to Freetown town administrator Richard Brown. On Tuesday a spillover crowd packed the auditorium of the Apponequet Regional High School auditorium in Lakeville as r... more...