PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) - With three days left until election, many people in Palmer have made up their mind about having a Mohegan Sun casino in town.
Palmer voters are days away from determining the fate of a casino in their town.
Alfreda Tiernan, who is against the casino, told 22News, "Once the ball starts rolling, it'll just keep going."
The town is torn over how Mohegan Sun would affect the town's economy, safety, water supply, schools and traffic to name a few.
"They say something about putting more roads in but I don't know. That's going to tear up the whole neighborhood. Nobody else is going to come to our town and spend that kind of money on infrastructure improvements,” said Jennifer Baruffaldi of Citizens for Jobs & Growth in Palmer.
Some business owners fear the casino will close their businesses. Robert Young is the owner of a landscaping company and he disagrees.
Robert Young of Palmer Businesses for Palmer Casino told 22News, “The 3,000 plus employees are not just going to go to the casino. They're going to do stuff in town. It's going to give us some opportunities to have hotels, restaurants, our businesses will start to succeed. We'll have some money again."
Supporters held a rally Saturday outside Crossroads Bar. Those against the casino held their own rallies on street corners.
These ladies may be against the casino, but they actually agree with Mohegan Sun supporters on one thing, that the people of Palmer need to get out and vote on Tuesday and let their opinions, no matter what they are count.
The protesters told 22News they can't trust what the casino promises. However, councilor at large Paul Burns said Mohegan Sun will be held accountable.
“I do believe the promises. Here's why: Because the host community is a binding agreement between Mohegan Sun and the town of Palmer," said Burns.
Stay with 22News on election night for live updates on all voting results.