Alex B. Morse’s election as mayor of Holyoke last year was bigger than any single issue, but his opposition to a casino in the city was a major factor. For all these reasons, Morse’s new position on the issue is more than just a change of heart. His decision to back a gambling resort at Mountain Park — an outdoor concert venue on the site of a defunct amusement park — undercuts the reasons many Holyoke voters elected Morse to begin with.
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