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Boxborough selectmen vote down Maryland developer’s proposal to build slot parlor

Boxborough Selectman Chairman Leslie Fox tells the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Tuesday that a majority of the board and the town’s residents opposed the plan.

The Cordish Companies had proposed a 1,250-machine slot parlor at a former Holiday Inn off Interstate 495.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans to award a license for one slot parlor in the state. Three remaining proposals are in Worcester, Raynham and Plainridge.

Fox said that after the company presented its proposal to the town April 22, selectman asked residents for their views. He said comments and emails they received ran about 88 percent against it. He said most expressed concern that it might change the rural town.

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