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Milford Approves Host Agreement with Foxwoods

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MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Milford selectmen have voted 2-1 to approve a host community agreement with Foxwoods for a resort casino in town.

The agreement approved Wednesday is expected to be formally signed on Monday. It calls for Foxwoods to pay the town $32 million up front, with a regular payment of $31 million a year after that.

Connecticut-based Foxwoods Resort Casino is proposing a 980,000-square-foot development, up from 660,000 square feet, with more hotel rooms, gambling space and restaurants than initially proposed.

Board Chairman William Buckley, voted no, saying the town is moving too quickly.

President and Chief Executive Scott Butera said Foxwoods made “fairly modest adjustments” to come up with a host agreement that would be financially beneficial for both parties. He said the new plan does not change the project’s footprint.

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