2007-2012: Billboard dispute
In 2007, Foxborough signed agreements with Kraft to ask the Legislature for a dozen liquor licenses as part of the approval process for Patriot Place, the retail mall next to Gillette Stadium.
The Kraft organization agreed to dedicate millions to sewer improvements for the town, and both sides agreed to share revenue on two new billboards, which the Kraft Group built. After the agreements were signed in 2007, residents voted against the sewage improvements, eliminated Kraft’s pricey obligation.
Since then, who owes who what has been a point of contention that crops up periodically, most recently in March 2012.
– From article by Mark Arsenault