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In another reversal, Holyoke mayor drops pursuit of casino

In another dramatic U-turn, Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke has killed potential casino developments in his city, a month after he shocked supporters by reversing a longtime anticasino stance and announcing he was open to a gambling resort.

Morse, in a statement Thursday, apologized to city residents for briefly opening the door to ­casinos, which he said was a mistake that stemmed from the allure of millions of dollars in tax revenue.

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