VIDEO: Mayor Alex Morse’s news conference on Mountain Park casino site


HOLYOKE MAYOR ALEX MORSE OPPOSED
CASINO PLANS WHEN HE RAN FOR
OFFICE ….BUT HE ABOUT TO HOLD
A NEWS CONFERENCE…WHERE HE IS
EXPECTED TO SAY THAT HE SUPPORTS
PLANS FOR A CASINO ON MOUNT
TOM…OFF INTERSTATE 91.
MAYOR MORSE SAYS A CASINO AT
MOUNTAIN PARK…WOULD BOOST THE
CITY’S ECONOMY. HE ACKNOWLEDGES
FLIP-FLOPPING ON THE ISSUE AND
SAYS HE’S PREPARED FOR A
BACKLASH. HARD ROCK WAS
PREVIOUSLY INTERESTED IN
BUILDING A CASINO IN HOLYOKE….
BUT HAD A CHANGE OF HEART AFTER
THE MAYOR SAID HE WOULDN’T
SUPPORT IT. THE MAYOR IS
EXPECTED TO EXPLAIN HIS NEW
POSITION DURING A NEWS
CONFERENCE AT CITY HALL. TALK OF
A CASINO IN HOLYOKE IS NOT
ANYTHING NEW—THE ISSUE HAS
BEEN KICKING AROUND SINCE 1995
WHEN VOTERS APPROVED A CASINO
QUESTION. THE SAME WAS DONE
AGAIN IN 2002. IN 2007 THEN
MAYOR MICHAEL SULLIVAN WAS IN
CONVERSATION WITH DONALD TRUMP’S
REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT TURNING
THE HOLYOKE MALL INTO A CASINO.
ONCE THE GAMING LAW WAS
PASSED—HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL
EXPRESSED THEIR INTEREST IN
BUILDING A CASINO ON THE
PROPERTY OF WYCKOFF COUNTRY
CLUB. WHEN OPPOSED BY THE MAYOR,
THEY ULTIMATELY MOVED ON TO
SPRINGFIELD AND NOW EVERETT.
MAYOR MORSE IS EXPECTED TO
ANNOUNCE A PLAN TO BRING A
CASINO TO MOUNTAIN PARK THAT
WOULD BE RUN BY ERIC SUHER..
THE OWNER OF MOUNTAIN PARK AND
IRON HORSE ENTERTAINMENT.
MOUNTAIN PARK IS LOCATED ON MT.
TOM AND USED TO BE A THRIVING
SOT :05
HOLYOKE MAYOR ALEX MORSE OPPOSED
CASINO PLANS WHEN HE RAN FOR
OFFICE ….BUT HE ABOUT TO HOLD
A NEWS CONFERENCE…WHERE HE IS
EXPECTED TO SAY THAT HE SUPPORTS
PLANS FOR A CASINO ON MOUNT
TOM…OFF INTERSTATE 91.

1 thought on “VIDEO: Mayor Alex Morse’s news conference on Mountain Park casino site

  1. I really don't like how some of the reporters refer to him as "Alex". Doesn't matter what age… he is THE Mayor.

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