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Plainville

Key vote Tuesday on slots

Plainville residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to allow a slots parlor at the Plainridge Racecourse that town officials say will not only give this small community the economic boost it needs, but save harness racing in Massachusetts.

Prospects for a slots parlor and restaurant complex at the racetrack, off Interstate 495 and Route 1 and about 5 miles south of Gillette Stadium, appeared grim last month, when the state gaming agency ruled its owners unfit to hold a slots parlor license.

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