I am a former Middleboro resident now living in Las Vegas,NV of all places!!!!! I am watching the casino story unfold and have much to say about the negative crowd that seems bent on killing the casino as proposed.
I will gladly add my thoughts at some point, but on the whole, after living in Vegas since 1999 (having moved from Southern California) the casinos here are MAJOR positive contributors to the economic and social well being of this fast growing community. The naysayers have no clue as to the positive economic engine that occurs, particularly to the workers at ALL levels of employment. That spin off of income primes the pump for retailers, auto sales, home sales etc etc In other words, it has a vast multiplier effect to the positive in the community. Massachusetts is a NO GROWTH if not an ANTI GROWTH state, that is what is causing your fiscal crisis and destroying your town and city budgets. By the way, I DO NOT work for a casino and have basically nothing to do with the casino industry.
I will try to listen on the streaming portion of your "discussions" with the casino hater on 2/28/08 if business allows me to take that time.
Suggestions for another show, my favorite subject, fire protection. I have been a fire buff since growing up in Middleboro . I have emailed back and forth with Chief Silva, when he was in office, and am saddened by the lack of attention the department has been given. I will elaborate with some suggestions in another email to you
Ken XXXXXX, Las Vegas,