Are casinos actually taking business away from the Massachusetts state lottery? What happens when a Cumberland Farms on "Methadone Mile" closes up shop? And is it possible for dry ice to help curb the rapidly growing rat population in Boston? All this and more this week in our reporter round-table of local news.

This week's guests:

Gin Dumcius, Statehouse reporter for MassLive.

- Sue O’Connell, host of NECN’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell” and the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News. 

- Seth Daniel, senior reporter with the Independent News Group.