Casino interview Ryan Walsh3

Casino interview Ryan Walsh3


22-NEWS AT 11.
AS YOU JUST HEARD, HOLYOKE MAYOR
ALEX MORSE IS NOW IN FAVOR OF
CASINO GAMBLING COMING TO
HOLYOKE. THE NEWS COMES AFTER
HARD ROCK CASINO EXECUTIVES
FAILED TO PERSUADE MAYOR MORSE
THAT BRINGING A CASINO TO THE
CITY WOULD IMPROVE THE LOCAL
ECONOMY.
22NEWS REPORTER RYAN WALSH
TRAVELED TO FT LAUDERDALE
FLORIDA TODAY TO TALK WITH
EXECUTIVES FROM THE PAPER CITY
DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND HE JOINS
US LIVE NOW.
LIVE IN FORT LAUDERDALE JOE
LASHINGER PRESIDENT OF PAPER
CITY DEVELOPMENT THE COMPANY
THAT WAS WORKING WITH HARD ROCK
INTERNATIONAL TO BRING A CASINO
TO HOLYOKE AT WYCK OFF COUNTRY
CLUB
JOE. WHAT DID MAYOR MORSE TELL
YOU WHEN YOU INITIALLY TALKED
WITH HIM ABOUT BRINGING A CASINO
TO HOLYOKE TODAY THE MAYOR SAID
THAT YOUR PROPOSAL WASN’T VERY
GOOD. DID HE EVEN LEAVE THE DOOR
OPEN FOR FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS?
DO U FEEL THE MAYOR DECEIVED
YOUR COMPANY OR THE PEOPLE OF
HOLYOKE? DID HE LIE TO YOUR
FACE? THE PLAN THAT ERIC SUHER
IS PROPOSING AT MTN PARK. TO OUR
KNOWLEDGE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH
A MAJOR CASINO OPERATOR. JUST
THE FINANCIAL BACKING OF THE
WOLMAN FAMILY IN CONNECTICUT. DO
U THINK THIS PLAN HAS A CHANCE
WITH THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION
WITH THE MAJOR CASINO PLAYERS
INVOLVED IN SPRINGFIELD AND
PALMER? HAVE U HAD ANY TALKS W
HARD ROCK SINCE THE MAYOR
FLIPPED FLOPPED? THE MAYOR SAID
HE WAS NOW OPEN TO LISTENING TO
A NEW PROPOSAL FROM YOU. DOES
YOUR GROUP HAVE ANY INTEREST IN
DEALING WITH HIM OR IN HOLYOKE?
WE’VE REPORTED THAT HARD ROCK IS
INTERESTED IN A POTENTIAL SPOT
IN EASTERN MASS. WOULD THAT BE
WITH YOUR GROUP. PAPER CITY
DEVELOPMENT? IS YOUR GROUP
CURRENTLY EXPLORING OTHER
OPTIONS IN WESTERN MASS? DO YOU
HAVE ANY PURCHASE OFFERS IN
PLACE ON ANY PIECE OF LAND? YOU
WERE A STATE REP IN PENNSYLVANIA
FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. YOU KNOW
POLITICS. WAS MAYOR MORSE
PLAYING THE GAME OR IS THIS A
POLITICAL DISASTER? WE KNEW
ABOUT THE MAYORS FLIP FLOPPING
SINCE THANKSGIVING. HE AVOIDED
ME FOR TWO DAYS. REFUSING TO
COMMENT ON THIS STORY. HE HAD
GIVEN AN INTERVIEW WITH BOSTON
GLOBE. LAST I CHECKED HE LIVES
IN WESTERN MASS. WHAT DOES THIS
SAY ABOUT HOW TRANSPARENT HE HAS
BEEN WITH YOU ME THE PEOPLE OF
HOLYOKE. AND HOW CAN ANYONE FROM
THE PEOPLE OF HOLYOKE TO THE
STATE GAMING COMMISSION TRUST
HIM AND HIS ACTIONS MOVING
FORWARD?
JOE LASHINGER PRESIDENT OF PAPER
CITY DEVELOPMENT. THANK YOU FOR
YOUR TIME. REPORTING LIVE IN FT
LAUDERDALE FLORIDA. RYAN WALSH
22NEWS
BOOM… RUMBLES..
AS YOU JUST HEARD, HOLYOKE MAYOR
ALEX MORSE IS NOW IN FAVOR OF
CASINO GAMBLING COMING TO
HOLYOKE. THE NEWS COMES AFTER
HARD ROCK CASINO EXECUTIVES
FAILED TO PERSUADE MAYOR MORSE
THAT BRINGING A CASINO TO THE
CITY WOULD IMPROVE THE LOCAL
ECONOMY.
22NEWS REPORTER RYAN WALSH
TRAVELED TO FT LAUDERDALE
FLORIDA TODAY TO TALK WITH
EXECUTIVES FROM THE PAPER CITY
DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND HE JOINS
US LIVE NOW.
LIVE IN FORT LAUDERDALE JOE

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