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Spotlight: Gag order shrouds Bristol casino land deal

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Already concerned about a fast-tracked land deal that could bring a casino to the edge of their Kenosha County community, some Bristol residents say a gag order in the agreement only raises more alarm bells.

One of the biggest critics of the Bristol Village Board’s handling of the proposed land sale is former Bristol Village Board member Carolyn Owens.

“Why would they agree to a gag order?” Owens said  after Monday’s Village Board meeting at which residents voiced their concerns about the fast-moving deal with a group representing the Seminole Tribe of Florida and its Hard Rock Casino interests.

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