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Speculation on tribal motives
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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2002

Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (R) is being accused of secretly wanting to open the state's third tribally-owned casino.

Rowland's spokesperson denies the state is in talks with the Eastern Pequot Tribe and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe. The two tribes are supposed to receive an answer on their federal recognition status next week.

But Bob Congdon, a local official who opposes the tribe, sees something fishy. While acknowledging he has no proof, he claims that one of the tribes is interested in putting a casino on a particular state property.

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Local leader speculates hospital site reserved for new casino (The Norwich Bulletin 6/17)

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