Town Officials Wary Of Casinos' Alcohol Proposal

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They currently must obey Connecticut liquor laws, which prohibit selling or giving away alcohol after 1 a.m. on weeknights and after 2 a.m. on weekends.

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C Robert Satti Sr

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Nov 28, 2008
 
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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Everyone seems to be forgetting that the tribe wanted to set up its own police force for the reservation, but the state police snuffed that out in a hurry. They said THEY would be responsible for law enforcement for the casinos. SO don't go saying we should go after the casino to fund any additional law enforcement.
The Sun Casino has its own tribal police, but they don't do very much. I have seen their patrol cars. The state police should not be patrolling private interests. The state police just harass the civilians anyway.
Todd

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#23
Nov 29, 2008
 
"It's about time...we have some ridiculous alcohol laws. If the casino is open all night, people should be able to drink there all night. People just need to be responsible about it."

Casino Goer, That last sentence is very funny. Are you talking about the same responsible people that gamble away their life savings? That have no self control? Casinos are full of addicts. Throw in alcohol 24/7 and you have addicts selling their babies to keep on gambling.
Bill

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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Everyone seems to be forgetting that the tribe wanted to set up its own police force for the reservation, but the state police snuffed that out in a hurry. They said THEY would be responsible for law enforcement for the casinos. SO don't go saying we should go after the casino to fund any additional law enforcement.
Good point. And, of course, we all know the reason for that - O-V-E-R-T-I-M-E! Inflates state police salaries and, in turn, their pensions. You think they were going to let that get away?
Hand Job

Willimantic, CT

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Nov 29, 2008
 

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Besides the 24x7 boozing, why not establish marijauna outlets as does San Francisco?
CONCERNED CITIZEN

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#26
Nov 29, 2008
 
Whoa there - why can't the drinkers go home and continue their drinking there, where they can pucke it all up in their own homes. Everyone knows what a major disaster occurs when too much drinking occurs. Casino officials - what are you thinking? The hell what other states are doing. Sgt. Paul Vance stick to what is right, fight off the casinos suggestions. My opinion - the casinos can leave the State and then we'll have saved a few more lives. Gov. Rell fight for our States sanity and object to this proposal. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
NEs Rising Shell

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#27
Nov 29, 2008
 
truman wrote:
im thinking the casinos being their own nation
really doesnt need for the state to say its ok
to serve drinks at anytime ? do they ?
and with the billions they have given to the state already whos really going to try to stop them ?
You're on the right track.
Just close the borders to the sovereign nation. Can't get back in the USA without passing a breathalyzer. Go vomit and kill other drivers in the sovereign nation please.
JusticeShouldRul e

Bonifay, FL

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#28
Nov 29, 2008
 
Aren"t there too many drunks on the roadway"s already??????????
Mark from Jersey

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#29
Nov 29, 2008
 
Why not use the revenue from the casinos to attract REAL jobs to Connecticut?

Atlantic City is a wasteland; you don't want Eastern Conn. to end up like that (although parts of it already do with the manufacturing jobs gone).

I'm not talking about corporate welfare. I'm talking about providing free tuition to UConn and free job training so we have the best and brightest workforce in this State at our disposal.

Then throw in a decent transportation system, and some business-friendly rules like streamlined zoning (again, not corporate welfare tax-cuts), and low-cost, green energy, and businesses will be flocking to this State.
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

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Nov 30, 2008
 
Mark from Jersey wrote:
Why not use the revenue from the casinos to attract REAL jobs to Connecticut?
Atlantic City is a wasteland; you don't want Eastern Conn. to end up like that (although parts of it already do with the manufacturing jobs gone).
I'm not talking about corporate welfare. I'm talking about providing free tuition to UConn and free job training so we have the best and brightest workforce in this State at our disposal.
Then throw in a decent transportation system, and some business-friendly rules like streamlined zoning (again, not corporate welfare tax-cuts), and low-cost, green energy, and businesses will be flocking to this State.
We had all that going for us at one time, until the radical liberals took over the Democratic party here in the state. Money was diverted from those and was put into entitlement and aid for illegal aliens.

Sorry, those days are long gone. Nice work, voters.
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

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Nov 30, 2008
 
JusticeShouldRule wrote:
Aren"t there too many drunks on the roadway"s already??????????
No, unless you actually believe the special interest groups, who will say anything to keep their agendas alive in the state.
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#32
Feb 28, 2009
 
I live within 2 miles of Foxwoods. It's not bad enough that I have to worry about my 2 teenagers driving home from work at 11 p.m. Now I will have to worry about them driving to school at 7 a.m. I also don't need drunks drving by my house when my 9 year old is getting on the bus at 8:30 a.m. What's wrong with you people! Wake up! Find some other way to make money! My children's lives are worth more than the 5 million dollars a year she would get for the state. Is that really going to put even a dent in the multi-billion dollar deficit we have Governor?
an american

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Feb 28, 2009
 
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I understand your point completely. I'm very much for a free market and less government intervention into the business of private entities. However, it is these locals who pay the price for the drunken gamblers stupidity - they pay with their tax dollars being used for ambulences, police, etc. It is also these locals who don't want to pay with their lives. That's what concerns me.
Under that logic, we shouldn't be allowed to drink alcohol at all. After all that would save tax payers even more money under your logic.

I believe in Freedom of choice. In a free society, Private businesses would be able to sell alcohol whenever they want.
If individuals get drunk and endanger other people, they should be arrested.

The Governments role should be to protect our freedoms and enforce the law when someone violates someone elses property rights.

I believe that adults own their own bodies and do whatever they with property.

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still have yet to see someone cite a study that shows that drunk driving increases with 24/7 alcohol sales at casinos, its all just fear mongering. the person who drives drunk will do it anytime of day drinking at home, the bar or the casino i guess we should make it illegal to drink at home 24/7 because we must think of the children!!

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