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Gov. Deval Patrick: State And Tribe Making Progress On Compact

The state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may be moving closer to finalizing a revised casino compact.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that officials from his administration and representatives of the tribe discussed a framework for a new compact with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington last week

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Gov. Patrick Finalizing Compact With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he is close to finalizing a new casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe but plans to run it by federal officials before submitting it for final approval.

The governor is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's event, when an agreement he signed with the tribe was approved by the Legislature, only to be rejected later by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Massachusetts State Rep. Posts Confederate Flag Bikini Clad Snowman Photo

A Massachusetts state representative says she meant no offense when she posted a photo online of a snowman wearing a Confederate battle flag bikini top.

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Report: Mashpee Tribe Has Ties To Taunton

 

A report prepared for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe finds historical evidence of the tribe's links to land on which it hopes to build a $500 million casino.

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Taunton Man Found Guilty of Murder

A Taunton man has been convicted of murder for fatally shooting a gas station attendant during a 2009 robbery.

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports Steven Foster was found guilty yesterday.

 Prosecutors say Foster shot 45-year-old Hegazy Sayed at Planet Petroleum in Taunton during a robbery to get rent money

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Massachusetts Gets Ready For The Next Winter Storm

Just as one system leaves, another one rears it's ugly head. Another burst of snow is ready to hit Massachusetts, so how much can the Southcoast expect?

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Double Fatal Accident In Taunton

Taunton police say they are still unsure whether alcohol played a role in a violent crash on Bay Street early Sunday morning that left two dead and four others injured. 

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Fall River Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Through 7 Towns

A Fall River man has been arrested following a high-speed police chase that reached speeds of 90 miles per hour through seven towns.

The chase ended on Interstate 195 in Westport just after 8 p

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Massachusetts Governor Patrick “Frustrated” By Fed’s Ruling On Taunton Casino Compact

 

Gov. Deval Patrick calls 'very frustrating' the federal government's rejection of a casino compact the state had reached with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. 

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Feds Reject Proposed Taunton Casino Compact With Massachusetts

The Mashpee Wampanaog tribe has suffered a major setback in its bid to build a resort casino in Taunton.

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