MGM's casino complex proposal [Sept. 18, courant.com, "MGM Announces Plan For Waterfront Casino In Bridgeport"] puts our state in the crosshairs of a dilemma.
If this casino is built, it could be the state's fourth, if a proposed casino in East Windsor is built.
Connecticut is a small state, with many transportation problems. With an I-95 corridor that is already strained and a rail system that does not support the growing needs of our population, this proposed casino/entertainment complex will further burden our infrastructure.
This appears to be a feel-good project aimed at lessening the disappointment over losing corporate support by some companies to Boston and New York. Rather than looking for quick fixes, our state needs to focus on our strengths. A highly educated workforce, marvelous educational institutions, and a strategic location between New York and Boston make Connecticut desirable. I do not want Connecticut to be the next Atlantic City.
Patricia Karwoski, Farmington