Last Chance to Vote in Today's Special Election in Plainville

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Polls for the Plainville Special Election will close 8 p.m. tonight at Beatrice Wood Elementary School, 72 Messenger St.

This election will vote to permit the operation of a gaming establishment licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be located at Plainridge Racecourse, 301 Washington St. This would include slot machines at the racing track.

Penn National Gaming, a track and casino firm, obtained an option to buy the track and its 89 acres if it wins the slots license last week.

According to Sun Chronicle, the commission cleared the way for the referendum Friday by approving the transfer of a host community agreement from Plainridge to Penn National.

The agreement requires the slot parlor to pay more than $4 million a year in taxes and fees to the town. A consultant has estimated the town would have to spend $1.1 million a year providing additional police and fire services because of the slots.

How do you think the town will vote? Leave your prediction in the comments section.


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