2017-10-26 / Letters

OOB voters be warned

To the editor:

This coming Nov. 7, our ballot will include a question regarding a yes or no vote to approve or disapprove of a proposal to build a casino in Old Orchard Beach. What? Really? Has Old Orchard Beach become the whipping boy for easy exploitation?

Will our state and local political leaders fall for the inflated predictions of jobs and taxes while residents of our town and surrounding towns become unable to carry on normal activities – like driving to grocery stores or doctors for treatment? OOB becomes a nightmare to drive to main arteries during the “season,” but a casino would be a year round proposition. And let’s face it, casino owners become billionaires by transferring money from their socalled guests to their private coffers. Just what our town (or state) needs.

But my question is: Why weren’t we given a heads up about these proposals earlier so we could organize a campaign to prevent the process from rolling over us?

So, fellow townsfolk. Beware of paid signature gatherers touting the casino. Stick up for our town. Vote against the casino question whenever you vote.

Fred Dolgon Old Orchard Beach

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