Bolton, slots developer reach deal

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Bolton officials have signed a mitigation agreement with the Cordish Cos. that addresses concerns that traffic along Route 117 from the proposed $200 million slots casino in Leominster would cause major tie-ups along several intersections in the small town.

The surrounding community agreement was negotiated over three sessions after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled that Bolton, which doesn’t directly border Leominster, would feel the impact of the proposed slots casino, according to Bolton Town Administrator Donald Lowe.

Cordish did not initially recognize the town of approximately 5,000 as a surrounding community, which under state law makes it eligible for mitigation from the developer.

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