The state’s first licensed slot parlor is eyeing next spring for a possible opening.
The state gaming commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to offer the slots parlor license, with conditions, to Penn National Gaming, which plans to operate the facility at the Plainridge harness racetrack.
Gambling regulators opened deliberations Tuesday on the state’s first and only slots parlor license, with proposals in Plainville and Leominster appearing to gain an early edge over Raynham Park.
The state’s gambling commission plans visits to the three communities that could play host to the first slots parlor in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts officials say there were no life-threatening injuries when a vehicle crashed into a state police cruiser and another car in a breakdown lane of Interstate 495 in Raynham.
When Massachusetts lawmakers legalized casino gambling, they took pains to ensure that casinos would not be built in places where they weren’t wanted or operated by the ethically challenged.
Police are looking for a robbery suspect with what seems to be a dependence on energy drinks.
The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday went to a Buddhist temple in Raynham last month, according to a published report.
A local resident and his new charity group held a fund-raiser Sunday afternoon to help the country’s first female armed services member to suffer a double amputation in a war zone.
Hot weather complicated matters for firefighters as they attempted to put out a fire at a home on Elm Street East in Raynham Wednesday.