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Turnout brisk as voters have their say on Milford casino proposal

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Early turnout in a Milford casino referendum has been brisk, with more than one-third of the town’s registered voters casting ballots by mid-afternoon, according to the town clerk’s office.

Several hours before the polls closed, both sides predicted victory in the referendum on a Foxwoods-backed resort casino.

“I’m getting a lot of thumbs-up,” said Rosemary Trettel, holding an anti-casino sign outside a polling place at the Italian-American club.

Across the street, Steve Gulino stood sentry with a “Foxwoods Yes” sign, and predicted a narrow win for casino supporters. “I see a lot of good coming to Milford from this project,” he said.

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