Mayor to fight ruling blocking sale to Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The city of Fall River, Massachusetts, plans to fight a decision that blocked the sale of land to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mayor Will Flanagan said.
Flanagan said the city's legal team discussed the case with attorneys for the tribe and the tribe's investor. “We’ve come up with a game plan,” Flanagan told The Fall River Herald News.
As part of its casino plan, the tribe agreed to buy 45 acres for $4.5 million. The tribe secured options on another 255 acres for $16.3 million.
The tribe has already included the entire 300-acre site in its land-into-trust application.
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