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Kraft firm can publicly speak to Foxborough board in land dispute

FOXBOROUGH - An increasingly bitter land dispute between the town and its largest taxpayer, The Kraft Group, escalated Tuesday into federal court, where a judge ruled the town must allow Kraft representatives to publicly address the Board of Selectmen.

US District Judge Joseph L. Tauro issued the order Tuesday, in response to a lawsuit filed by the company founded by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft’s civil rights complaint against Foxborough selectmen and Town Manager Kevin Paicos alleged that Kraft representatives were illegally denied the right to speak at public meetings about an ongoing ownership dispute over two advertising billboards on Route 1.

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