Official expects decision on slots parlor

Town Administrator Don Lowe says the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will decide on Friday whether to approve a license for a slot machine parlor in Leominster. The proposal has proven a point of debate in town, as officials and residents worry over added traffic along Route 117 from the proposed gaming establishment. In tandem with other nearby towns, selectmen have signed a regional agreement that would provide a $35,000 annual community impact fee and a $15,000 public safety offset fee from the casino’s developer, the Cordish Cos.