Paper City Development, Suher’s group pay fees for Holyoke casino proposals

Paper City Development, Suher’s group pay fees for Holyoke casino proposals


LIKE IT OR NOT, HOLYOKE’S CASINO
PROCESS IS UNDERWAY. PAPER CITY
DEVELOPMENT AT WYCKOFF COUNTRY
CLUB AND ERIC SUHER’S GROUP AT
MOUNTAIN PARK PAID THE CITY A
$25,000 GRANT TODAY.
WITH THE CITY PUBLICALLY
RELEASING ITS CASINO PLAN JUST
YESTERDAY, IT HAS A LOT OF WORK
TO DO IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.
FOR CLOSE TO A YEAR, HOLYOKE
MAYOR ALEX MORSE SAID HE WAS
OPPOSED TO A CASINO IN HIS CITY.
NOW LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER
PUBLICALLY ANNOUNCING HIS CHANGE
OF HEART, THE CITIES APPLICATION
PROCESS HAS BEGUN. SO FAR THE
REVIEWS ARE MIXED. SOME THINK
THE PROCESS IS BEING EXTREMELY
RUSHED, OTHERS SAY ITS ABOUT
TIME.
ALTHOUGH I LIVE HERE, I FEEL ITS
SOMETHING THE CITY NEEDS THERE
IS NO OTHER WAY YOU CAN RAISE
THE KIND OF MONEY THAT WE NEED.
THESE PROPOSALS NEED TO BE
VETTED WE’VE GOT UNKNOWN
PROPOSING UNKNOWN PROJECTS WITH
UNKNOWN PARAMETERS IN VAGUELY
KNOWN LOCATIONS THERE’S A LOT TO
DO HERE.
THE CITY HAS SET A JANUARY 10TH
DEADLINE FOR THE MAYOR TO FIGURE
OUT IF ONE OR MORE DEVELOPERS
MEET THE CRITERIA OF WHAT HE IS
LOOKING FOR IN A CASINO TO
EVENTUALLY NEGOTIATE A HOST
AGREEMENT.
ON 22NEWS AT SIX, YOU’LL HEAR
FROM HOLYOKE’S DIRECTOR OF

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