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

Latest Globe West headlines

Newton LigerBots team heading for St. Louis

Students scurry to find school department-authorized transportation to robot championships.

The Argument

Should the state adopt legislation banning non-compete agreements?

Should the state adopt legislation banning non-compete agreements?

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Mari Levine, Hopkinton High/Brandeis University softball

A four-starting shortstop at Brandeis University, the 30-year-old Levine is an online editor for America’s Test Kitchen.

GlobeWest: Marathon runs for causes

Southborough developer Brendon Giblin is determined to raise $100,000 for the One Mission pediatric cancer foundation.

Newton agrees to buy former Aquinas College for $15.7 million

Mayor Setti Warren said the site would house the city’s preschool program and help relieve elementary school overcrowding.

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communities west of Boston.

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Casey Elkins, Nashoba Regional lacrossse

The captain from Stow connected for the winning goal with 48 seconds left in the second overtime for a 9-8 win over Groton-Dunstable.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Nipmuc senior Kurt Robakiewicz has mastered the technicalities of the triple jump

The defending New England and All-State champion breaks down the steps to success in one of track’s most challenging events.

GlobeWest: 5 boys’ and girls’ track athletes to watch

Needham High teammates Sarah Armstrong and Kaleigh Hughes finished 1-2 in the mile at last year’s All-State meet.

Diabetic, Sudbury’s Greg Weintraub embracing his 26.2-mile run to Boston

The determined 22-year-old college senior enlists the assistance of his entire family to ‘let loose’ and complete Marathon.

The Informer

Business and beyond west of Boston

Hearth Pizzeria recently opened in Needham, and Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick will soon officially launch its Farmhouse Blend Hard Cider.

Local Fare

At Pho Dakao, Vietnamese cooking beyond the bowl

Downtown Framingham restaurant Pho Dakao offers a wide array of Vietnamese dishes, as well as live jazz on Friday nights featuring local performers.

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.

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