Distressed Palmer pins revival hopes on casino
In front of a shuttered market on a lonely Main Street, Tiffany Beaudoin recalled better days, when residents of this battered town made a good living in the factories, when downtown shops and restaurants thrived. There was a movie theater, she said, right over there by the train tracks. The factories are long gone. The theater is now a parking lot. Looking at the distant wooded hill where local officials hope to see a half-billion-dollar resort casino, Beaudoin spoke for her town: “Bring it,’’ she said.