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Northampton Files For “Surrounding Community” Status

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Northampton Files For “Surrounding Community” Status

(Northampton, MA) — Northampton has petitioned the Mass Gaming Commission for designation as a “surrounding community” under the Massachusetts Gaming Act. “Surrounding Community” status would allow Northampton to negotiate a mitigation agreement with MGM-Springfield. MGM proposes an 800-million-dollar gaming den just 20 miles south of downtown Northampton. It’s crafted agreements for cash payments with communities that share a border with Springfield, but has so far refused to negotiate with Mayor David Narkewicz. As part of his petition to the Gaming Commission, Narkewicz included a new study showing Northampton would lose up to 8-million per year in sales and up to 180 jobs if the casino is built in Springfield.

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