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Amtrak Buys More Land In Groton; $62K Off Tax Rolls

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GROTON, Conn. (AP) _ For the second time in 12 years, Amtrak has paid a few million dollars to buy land in Groton from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The Day of New London reports  that Amtrak paid $4 million for property on either side of the rail service’s maintenance facility, which is on a site that Amtrak paid $5.5 million to buy from the Mashantucket Pequots in 2000.

Amtrak established the property as a maintenance base for its Northeast Corridor electrification system.

Amtrak is a tax-exempt agency and nearly $62,000 will be taken off Groton’s annual tax rolls.
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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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