Gaming Commission Seeks Public Input for ‘Surrounding Communities’ Regulation

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is asking the public for comments regarding its draft regulation to further define “surrounding communities.”

A meeting between Foxborough’s selectmen and the state’s Gaming Commission has been set for Feb. 26 to give the town a better understanding of what it means to be a “surrounding community” to a gaming site – potentially Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville – and what rights that community has an abutter.

Coincidentally, the Gaming Commission is asking the public to help further define the term, “surrounding communities.”

According to the state’s website, the Gaming Commission discussed a draft regulation defining the term, “surrounding communities” and decided at its Jan. 17 meeting to “solicit public comment on the draft document” (see PDF in photo gallery above).  

According to the Commission’s webpage, “the draft regulation is planned to be included in regulations to be promulgated by the Commission later this year, after a required public hearing process.”

The Commission says it will consider any comments it receives before a meeting in early February to further discuss the regulation. Comments must be submitted by e-mail to mgccomments@state.ma.us with “Surrounding Communities” in the subject line. Deadline for submission is Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.

TELL US: Are you concerned about being a surrounding community to a potential gaming site in Plainville? Tell us in the comments section!

Ken B. February 02, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Actually, maybe I should be concerned...... I never considered that with the mismanagement of the state drug lab, health inspectors failing to inspect, unsafe public safety commissioners, a probation department run amok, $100K plus state pensions, rampant welfare and EBT card abuse, illegals killing citizens, and a governor who wants to tax us back to the stone age, that what an "astro-turf cabal" is doing is waaayyyy more important to all of us. Guess I have to shift my priorities around.
Janet Kennedy February 02, 2013 at 03:12 AM
Ken b. I think you know
Janet Sroczynski February 02, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Speaking of Las Vegas and the casino lifestyle, there is the media-clip from Inside Edition's Jim Moret: "People Live in the Sewer Tunnels Beneath Las Vegas" at: http://www.AOL.com/video/people-live-in-the-sewer-tunnels-beneath-las-vegas/517657183/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cd129%7Csec3_Ink2%26pLid%3D264100
Janet Kennedy February 02, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Janet S at least they havr no water issue.
Ken B. February 03, 2013 at 12:21 AM


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