As a designated “surrounding community,” the town of Easton wants $1 million a year from the developer of a proposed slots parlor in Raynham to mitigate the impact of locating a gaming complex just a tenth of a mile from the town line.
And now that the deadline to apply for “surrounding community” status has been extended to the end of the month, a raft of other potentially affected communities in the Interstate 495 and Route 44 and Route 24 corridors are also taking steps to press their own case for compensation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Those communities include Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Norton, Middleborough, Taunton, Dighton, Lakeville, and Rehoboth. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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