Session to feature state gaming officials

Residents are invited to attend an informational session with representatives from the state Gaming Commission at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall. At the request of state Representative Carolyn Dykema, the commission’s representatives are expected to provide a definitive timeline on the process of granting the three gaming licenses that can be issued in the state. They are also expected to give an overview of the designation process for a “surrounding community.” This status, which can be granted to towns likely to be affected by a casino project in a nearby municipality, would provide a limited amount of state funding to help pay for studies to determine the development’s impact. With a $850 million resort casino proposed for a site off Interstate 495 in Milford, Holliston and Hopkinton are among the communities applying for the special designation.