Saturday, November 2, 2013

"to help handle the ripple effects"

Franklin has sent a letter to the casino developers for the Milford project asking to be considered a "surrounding community."
"We continue to have concerns about the impact of the casino on the town’s housing stock, negative impacts on local retail, including loss of meals and hotel tax revenues, impact on the education system and the demand for increased public safety response to Interstate 495 as a result of the dramatic increase of traffic to and from the casino," Nutting wrote. 
Nutting penned a similar letter in June asking for a meeting with Foxwoods officials, but he did not hear back. 
According to the gaming commission, the 2011 Expanded Gaming Act aims to protect not just the town or city where a casino might be built, but also those municipalities nearby.

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