It’s beginning to dawn on the Middleborough selectmen that there will be no casino coming to town. Alice Elwell reports in the Brockton Enterprise that officials just can’t understand why they’re not hearing anything from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which, as recently as this past summer, was very hot to build the world’s largest casino in Middleborough.

Of course, that was all a tribal-leadership meltdown and a federal (and state) investigation ago. It seems like such a long time.

The anti-casino group has a take on what’s going on here. And the inimitable Gladys Kravitz comments on Gov. Deval Patrick’s claim that anti-casino arguments are nothing but mindless emotionalism.

My standard disclosure of mindless emotionalism.

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