September 26, 2017
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Lewiston council endorses casino referendum

The Associated Press
Updated:

LEWISTON, Maine — The City Council is throwing its support behind a statewide referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot proposing a casino in Lewiston.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council by a 5-1 vote endorsed a resolution calling on Maine voters to support Question 3 on the ballot which would allow a casino to be built at a former downtown textile mill.

Backers say they want to build a casino, hotel and conference center in the old Bates Mill building.

City Administrator Edward Barrett told councilors the city could anticipate receiving between roughly $900,000 and $1.8 million in annual revenues from the casino.


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