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Northampton petitions to be surrounding community with MGM

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NORTHAMPTON, MA (WSHM) -

While West Springfield is now considered a surrounding community with MGM, the city of Northampton hopes to be.

On Thursday, the city filed a petition with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Northampton is asking to be considered a surrounding community, citing a study that said they will lose $137,000 to $274,000 annually due to the impacts of a Springfield casino.

The study also said city businesses will see $4.4 to $8.8 million in lost sales each year, which will also result in 90 to 180 lost jobs.

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