Middleborough faults tribe over abandoned casino deal
Town asks for damages after rift
While the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe celebrates its new partnership with Taunton to pursue a tribal casino, the jilted town the tribe left behind is not going away quietly. Five years ago, officials in Middleborough signed a casino deal with the Wampanoag to turn the so-called “Cranberry Capital of the World’’ into the gambling capital of Massachusetts. But the tribe later abandoned its Middleborough casino plans and moved on, briefly flirting with Fall River before settling down with Taunton.