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Foxborough Residents Vote To Consider Casino Monday

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Lorraine Brue is running for re-election as Foxboro selectman and is opposed to the proposed casino. (WBUR/Lynn Jolicoeur)
Lorraine Brue is running for re-election as Foxborough selectman and is opposed to the proposed casino. (WBUR/Lynn Jolicoeur)

On Monday, Foxborough voters will cast ballots for selectmen, and whether the town should consider hosting a casino.

Four Foxborough selectmen candidates are hoping high voter turnout will help clarify how residents feel about the possibility of a casino being built in their town.

Incumbent Lorraine Brue, who's running for re-election, says the board has already spoken — in a 3 to 2 vote — against a casino and she believes the majority of the town supports their stance.

"When the selectmen back in December took the vote to say no, we are not interested in having Foxborough be a host community, and that vote has been ignored, that's very upsetting," Brue said.

But chairman Larry Harrington, who's also running, says voters should decide whether to negotiate with Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn who has proposed the Foxborough casino plan.

"At the end of the day," Harrington said, "the 11,000 voters may decide it's not for what they want. And I support whatever decision they make. But give them a chance to hear it and make up their own mind."

The two other candidates also have opposing views on the town entertaining a proposal for a gambling hall.

This article was originally published on May 05, 2012.

This program aired on May 5, 2012.

Lynn Jolicoeur Producer/Reporter
Lynn Jolicoeur is the field producer for WBUR's All Things Considered. She also reports for the station's various local news broadcasts.



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