Snow falls in New England – Taunton tribal deal changes casino playing field – Christy Mihos might have a problem

SNOWED IN: This terrible snowstorm is so bad, I don’t know if this email will even get out. Look at the chaos! (Enterprise, T&G, Globe)

THINK ‘LUCK’. THINK ‘ TAUNTON’: The snow’s a dud, so let’s talk about more important things: casinos and southeastern Massachusetts. The Mashpee Wompanoag’s plan to build a tribal casino in Taunton is a huge deal, says the Gazette.And don’t forget about Raynham: those plucky diehards are still gunning for a slots license.

THE SIMPLE RULES OF STORYTELLING: The Cape Cod Times even has a video about the casino deal. There are three things wrong with this video. One is that it makes you read words on the screen, perhaps missing the point of news video. The second is that it appears Taunton Mayor Thomas Hove’s office is inside City Hall’s ventilation system or at least has a giant fan he keeps next to his desk, just offscreen. The third is that it is utterly unfair to show Sen. Marc Pacheco at the press conference but not use any footage of him speaking. This is pretty basic stuff, Cape Cod Times multimedia guy: you can’t show a Pacheco in the foreground if that Pacheco is not later allowed to speak. At length. It’s the MApoli version of Chekhov’s gun. And don’t tell me about YouTube’s video length restrictions, that’s no excuse.

HOW TO HAVE FUN ON THE CAPE: The Christy Mihos guide to staying active on Cape Cod. (WBZ)

Casino talk hits a chord in Taunton (Photo: George Rizer for the Boston Globe)
VIDEO:
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MITT MONITOR:

Mitt Romney, Scott Brown keep their distance – BostonHerald.com

Romney moves fight to Ohio – Nation – The Boston Globe

State GOP leaders behind Romney – Metro – The Boston Globe

Romney Wins Wyoming Caucuses – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Amid confusion, Mitt Romney says he does support Blunt amendment – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Mitt Romney opposes conscience exemption amendment, then clarifies position – AP

2012 GOP delegate race on pace for summer fight – AP

CASINOS:

Casino talk hits a chord in Taunton – Metro – The Boston Globe

Middleboro seeks settlement from Mashpee Wampanoag tribe over casino – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette

Flanagan optimistic about Fall River casino in face of Taunton agreement – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette

Mashpee Wampanoags looking at land in Taunton industrial park for casino – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette

Casino foe exits Foxboro contest – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

Taunton casino deal unveiled | CapeCodOnline.com

ICON POLITICS:

Prez big: Ted Kennedy wouldn’t back Blunt amendment – BostonHerald.com

The danger of invoking icons – Metro – The Boston Globe

CAMPAIGNS:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Possible challenger to Rep. McGovern emerges

Poll shows Scott Brown leading Elizabeth Warren – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

Lawrence mayor vows to fix streets, including his own – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mayor nominates Jose Garcia for Lawrence Licensing Board » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Documents shed light on Marlborough voter fraud case – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Gardner mayor awaits opinion from counsel on raise

STATE HEADLINES:

The Daily Item: Lawmakers take wait-&-see approach on T’s fiscal woes

IG to NOAA: New probe going forward » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Massachusetts lawmakers come out against proposed health insurance hike for military members | masslive.com

Wife Says Christy Mihos Is Addicted To Prostitutes, Porn Stars – CBS Boston

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – AG cracks down on Oxford firm

Bill in Mass. aims to expand testing for HIV – AP

OPINION:

Warren risks morphing into the ‘woman’s candidate’ – Opinion – The Boston Globe

Let parades greet our Iraq vets – Opinion – The Boston Globe

MISC:

Mother of infant victim outraged at his killer’s Facebook page – My Fox Boston

Immigration sweep by federal ICE agents nets 45 illegal aliens in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut | masslive.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – Snowe triggers a shakeup in Maine politics – Nation – The Boston Globe

CT – Lawmakers Weigh Bridgeport Mayor’s Request For Help Bypassing Court Ruling: Finch And Others Fear Disruption Of Recent Progress In Schools – Courant.com

ME – Snowe: Birthday led to reflection, ‘very tough decision’ | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

ME – The ever-greater divide: Moderates like Snowe a fading species – AP

ME – House may send Poliquin queries to court | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VT – Vermont Senate to take up mental health reorganization – AP

NH – Obama to visit NH community college – My Fox Boston

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