August 29, 2007

Telegram Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sell Worcester airport to casino investors

Sheldon Adelson, the sixth-richest person in the world, proposes to build a casino in Marlboro. Mohegan Sun, the third-largest casino in the world also proposes to build a casino in Palmer. Should either proposal go forward, they will need an airport to fly in their high rollers.

Enter the sale of Worcester Regional Airport to either group. Rather than wait until January to let Massport take over the airport for pennies on the dollar, sell the airport outright to either casino group for a potential eight-figure windfall into the city’s coffers. You now have laid the foundation for property tax relief for residents and businesses in Worcester and also save teaching, fire and police jobs.



Anonymous said...

Wouldn't Handscome be poss. closer to Marlboro and Chicoppee is def. closer to Palmer..

ORH to Chic. has to be 50 mins???..just getting to the pike is 15 mins............

orh to 495 alone (dont know where in Marlb) got to be 25 to 30 min??

but the point of the editiral is well taken............i.e. ORH could be in the mix if these casinos happen..........but they are prob 3+ years down the road.........

No ttoo sure what Handscome to Marlb would real direct route.....not unlike ORH to marlb

Anonymous said...

Yes,but if ORH would be sold to the casino(s) they would be running it and choosing the carriers/landing slots. They would not own Hanscome or Chicoppe and would be at the airport management's mercy. I bet you if the casino(s) owned ORH, Allegiant would be back in a heartbeat.

Good points, Jahn...

Harry Tembenis
Worcester, MA

Anonymous said...

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Thanks for the inside info Suzie Maria