Eastern Maine Casino Supported by Community Leaders 

Racino advocates are kicking of a campaign in support of a racetrack casino in eastern Maine.Passamaquoddy tribal leaders, community representatives and business leaders are holding a news conference Thursday in Calais in a show of support for a statewide referendum seeking approval for a horse track with slot machines in Washington County to be operated by the tribe.Question 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot asks voters if they want to allow a racino in southern Maine and a second racino in eastern Maine.Developers are proposing a $120 million project in Biddeford that includes a horse track, hotel and entertainment complex.The Passamaquoddy Tribe has yet to unveil specific plans for an eastern Maine facility.(The Associated Press)