That does not mean the casino issue has totally gone away, or Foxboro isn’t different in its aftermath. There have been large scars left by this volatile affair, both on the surface and deep down where they are harder to notice. It was a nasty, bitter, and personal fight that often found friends and neighbors advocating in opposite directions.
In 2012 the casino issue drove Foxboro’s voter turnout to an incredible 6200. Then look at this year and the turnout of 3200 or close to 30 percent, and compare it to the 1800 folks who voted in 2011. That would lead you to believe the spike in voting is casino-related.