BOSTON (AP) - An attorney for the town of Monson says that Mohegan Sun and state gambling regulators are ignoring the community's concerns about a proposed resort casino in neighboring Palmer.
Jeffrey Fialky wrote in a letter to Connecticut-based Mohegan Gaming Advisors and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that the developer has yet to engage in any "meaningful meetings or discussions" about the potential impact on the town of its proposed casino near Mass Pike Exit 8 in Palmer.
The letter says Mohegan Sun and the gaming commission has circumvented the intent of the state's casino law by instead collaborating with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a regional board. It says that has excluded Monson from a direct role in surrounding community negotiations.
There was no immediate response to the letter from the commission or from Mohegan Sun.
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