Connecticut Tribes Seek Local Approvals of Casino Sites

By Susan Haigh • Associated Press

HARTFORD — Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes are asking communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.

The leaders of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes said Wednesday they want to ensure their proposed gambling facility is located in a community that wants it.

‘‘We want this to be done the right way,’’ said Mohegan tribal chairman Kevin Brown.

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