It was announced this week that Middleborough voters must approve all the terms and conditions of any contract with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build a casino and resort in the city. Attorney Daniel Murray informed selectmen in a letter that according to state laws, voters must authorize such contracts before a deal is formalized.
“This is exactly what we were asking for,” David Parker, member of the anti-casino group called Casinofacts. “We're hearing everyone say we are a minority voice. That's absolutely not true, and we're going to prevail.” On the other hand, casino supporters were also pleased with the news.