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The road to the finish line

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Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

Chiqui Esteban, Javier Zarracina/Globe Staff

Williamstown’s ‘Great Wilderness’ worth the trek

Samuel D. Hunter’s play, now at Williamstown Theatre Festival, is a flawed but affecting drama.

Opening a B&B can be risky but rewarding business

Susan Hodder and Michael Feldmann, two corporate professionals, transformed into novice Boothbay Harbor innkeepers in 2003.

Andrew Dreyfus: The last health care reform optimist

As CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dreyfus is convinced medical costs can be reined in.

The future looks bright for Maine’s lighthouses

Lighthouses, like lobsters, can be found up and down the East Coast and beyond, but it’s Maine they symbolize.

Escape to Cape Ann

For a day trip, a weekend, or longer, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea have loads to offer, minus the travel hassles.

Is that a cougar in your backyard?

Looking for bobcats, lynx, and — yes — even cougars in New England.

Boston Sculptor Zoe Friend Combines Nature, Geometry in Work

Boston sculptor Zoe Friend draws from nature, mythology, and geometry for inspiration.

Good, fast, cheap: Quick eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fast-ish-food.

Gambling: an American love/hate story

Behind the Massachusetts casino kerfuffle is a country that’s always been torn about whether to trust Lady Luck.

Duel of the airplane-boarding dawdlers

Whenever this author flies, he has to be the last one on the plane. No exceptions.

Recipe for Joan Collins cocktail

The recipe is adapted from Pete Polselli, bartender at the cocktail-centric Wink & Nod in the South End.

When temperatures soar, order a summery Tom Collins

Tom Collins is rarely in the hand of someone outside the bar industry. Consider this your periodic reminder.

Short, snarly rules the day at Warped Tour

The 20-year-old Vans Warped Tour, held Thursday at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, presents itself as a one-stop counterculture shop.

Michelle Singletary column: family feuds and finances

You certainly don’t want to fight with anyone over money, especially with your family. Yet when you mix money and family, the fights can cause deep divides and years of resentment. Such is the case of one mother who wrote to me about her relationship with her adult son over child support his father was not paying.

A taste of NASCAR in N.H.

Experience the thrill of driving a 600-horsepower stock car around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

Israel’s airtrikes on Gaza increase in intensity

Palestinian deaths from four days of Israeli aerial assaults surpassed 100, with hundreds wounded.

Act now to counter overcrowded student housing

The city needs to attack the problem at its source.

World Cup overflows with memories of a bygone North End

For some residents, this year’s competition is as good a time as any to take stock of the changing neighborhood.

Lowell fire hits heart of Cambodian community

Though many have little to give, donations of money, clothing, and food have poured in to help the survivors.

LeBron James, the Prodigal Son

Four years ago, LeBron Hate ruled the day. Now, he is loved throughout the land, especially in Cleveland.

Golf buddies charged with insider trading

The seven friends allegedly made more than $500,000 by sharing information about a local company.

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