Lakeville: Voters reject casino proposal by a 10-1 margin

By a ten-to-one margin, voters in Lakeville have shot down a proposal from the Wampanoag Tribe of Acquinnah to build a casino in their town.

The vote count was just 172 in favor and 1,735 against the casino plan.

Last Tuesday, voters in nearby Freetown rejected a proposed casino that would have been built off Route 140 that would be run by the Acquinnah tribe.

And in Taunton, the city council recently voted 6-1 in favor of a casino by the Mashpee Wampanoags. Taunton voters will have a chance to make their feelings known in a citywide referendum next Saturday.


About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.