Chris Gordon, project manager for Wynn, toured the proposed entrance area for a Wynn Casino.

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Chris Gordon, project manager for Wynn, toured the proposed entrance area for a Wynn Casino.

Traffic upgrades are key to casino plans in Mass.

Getting gamblers to the games with a minimum of traffic woes is a high-stakes undertaking for communities revamping their roads.By Steven A. Rosenberg

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The Argument

Should Massachusetts adopt a single payer healthcare system?

Should Massachusetts adopt a single payer healthcare system?

Lynn asks court to appoint receiver to take over cable TV station

The attorney general’s office is suing three people associated with LynnCAM for misappropriating funds.

In Lynnfield, some say ‘Not in my backyard’

Rail trail abutters worried about the environment, safety, finances, and a potential decrease in property values.

In Andover, Tom Brady emerges from 20,724 crayons

Students at West Elementary School helped artist Rob Surette create a portrait of the Patriots’ quarterback.

Local Fare

Breakfast meets Southern favorites in Newburyport

Owner Cathy Moulton is famous for her cinnamon swirl pancake, caramelized and drizzled with icing.

Number of million-dollar tax filers in the north suburbs in 2012

Millionaires’ club

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communities north of Boston.

Region

Essex Heritage to award preservation grants

The Essex National Heritage Commission will award 15 grants in 12 communities for preservation of historic, natural, and cultural sites.

Westford

Debt exclusion for fire station on Westford ballot

At Westford’s May 5 election, voters will be asked to approve a temporary property tax hike to build a new fire station.

Andover

Hoops For Hope to hold golf tourney in Andover

The nonprofit Hoops For Hope is seeking participants for its May 4 golf tourney, to support renovation at Andover High School's baseball field.

Gloucester

Gloucester to hold opiate abuse forum May 2

After dozens of medical calls and four deaths this year, Gloucester has scheduled a community forum on heroin and other opiate abuse for Saturday, May 2

Tewksbury

House budget would restore Tewksbury State Hospital funding

The state’s House of Representatives whas proposed restoring a $3.5 million cut to Tewksbury State Hospital that is part of Governor Charlie Baker’s $38 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2016.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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A man in a bunny costume causes a scare, a dog is rescued from a pond, and a driver loses a tire.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

Globe North Community News

Region

Essex Heritage to award preservation grants

The Essex National Heritage Commission will award 15 grants in 12 communities for preservation of historic, natural, and cultural sites.

Westford

Debt exclusion for fire station on Westford ballot

At Westford’s May 5 election, voters will be asked to approve a temporary property tax hike to build a new fire station.

Andover

Hoops For Hope to hold golf tourney in Andover

The nonprofit Hoops For Hope is seeking participants for its May 4 golf tourney, to support renovation at Andover High School's baseball field.

Who taught YOU to Drive?

Interactive Graphic

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.

Globe e-book

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I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.