What is the fate of the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton as the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe deals with $425 million in debt? Providence's new "innovation district" is garnering national attention; how will it affect the long-term economy of Rhode Island, and could we see more of these development districts throughout New England? Plus, we discuss the sky-high tuition rates for in-state colleges in New Hampshire, some worrying statistics regarding third graders in Rhode Island and the fate of a summer staple on the Cape.
- Arnie Arnesen, host of WNHN's "The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen." Follow Arnie on Twitter.
- Philip Eil, freelance journalist based in Providence, R.I. Follow Philip on Twitter.
- Paul Pronovost, editor of the Cape Cod Times. Follow Paul on Twitter.
Stories we discussed in this week's roundtable:
- Cape Cod Times: Claim: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe $425M in debt, services cut
- New York Times: Building a Buzzy Hive of Invention and Collaboration
- Eagle-Tribune: N.H. in-state tuition highest in nation
- POLITICO: In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics
- Providence Journal: My Turn: Erika Sanzi: Third grade scores should alarm R.I.
- Cape Cod Times: Brewster halts tradition of Sparky's Hayrides