MARA, WARC Consider Casino’s “EmComm Impact”

pair of diceThe Massasoit Amateur Radio Association and the Whitman Amateur Radio Club in Bridgewater and Whitman, respectively, are looking at the possible impact on emergency communications needs and disaster assistance requirements should a casino be build in Middleborough, according to Eastern MA South Shore District Emergency Coordinator and MARA President Carl Aveni, N1FY. “We are in the discussion phase of what possible scenarios could occur and what Amateur Radio emergency communication requirements may be needed.”

On July 28, 2007, Middleborough residents approved by a 2-to-1 margin a deal to bring the state’s first casino to this mostly rural town south of Boston.

–Thanks, MARA News, September, 2007

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