2014-05-22 / Opinion

A Sense of Family

To the Editor:

I am writing to convey my support for Newport Grand’s table games initiative.

Being employed in the casino gaming industry has been my sole source of income for over 28 years. The casino industry has encouraged business development and permanent job creation and has promoted opportunities for business expansion. Casino jobs are some of the best paying. The benefits offered by casinos in the United States are excellent and working conditions are very good. This holds true for Newport Grand.

I have been employed at Newport Grand for over four wonderful years. This place has become family. While I may have been at one time considered a “transient,” I have fallen in love with Newport and the State of Rhode Island. I wish to keep her as my permanent home address. It would be sad to be another statistic and have to leave the state due to unemployment.

Please help 200 employees stay working.

Please help add new jobs to the City of Newport.

Please help reduce the tax burden to the City of Newport

Please help revitalize the North End.

Please help add another tourist attraction to the City of Newport.

Please help by voting yes for table games at Newport Grand.

Kimberly L. Baron Marketing Department

Newport Grand

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