Ahead of Casino Vote, Palmer Residents Looking For – and Worried About – Change

Residents of Palmer, Massachusetts, will go to the polls Tuesday to  vote on  whether they want Mohegan Sun to build a casino in their community. If approved, the proposal would compete against MGM’s Springfield plan for the sole western Massachusetts casino license.

In 1997, Palmer voters approved a non-binding referendum in favor of bringing a gambling facility  to town.  Now the issue is  once again eliciting strong emotions.