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Town set to debate slots proposal

A slots parlor proposed for the Liberty Tree Mall will take center stage in Danvers this week, with selectmen planning to meet individually with the developer in the coming days while also debating the plan at their public meeting on Tuesday night.

Since last month, news of a proposed gambling facility has been the talk of the town. There has been mixed reaction, with some lining up to oppose it, and others embracing the idea. Even before the state awards a license, a host community would have the right to negotiate an agreement with the developer that could include financial compensation. The town would be required to hold a referendum to accept or reject a gambling hall.

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