Meetings aside, little support found for plan

Vocal supporters of the casino proposal are hard to find in Foxborough. Several said they knew no one who supports the casino plan; others, only a few.


Supporters and those opposed to the proposed casino in Foxborough crossed paths outside Foxborough High School Tuesday night when town selectmen voted 3-to-2 against negotiations.


“I don’t know where the people are that want it,’’ said Lori Dunbar, 43, owner of the Pawsmopolitan pet boutique.


Dan Flynn, chair of the procasino group Jobs for Foxboro, said he’s been greeted with a mix of support and hostility.


Steve Powers, 55, a self-employed construction worker who opposes the casino, found two relatives who support it.


Bartender Chris Bartick, 40, a lifelong Foxborough resident, said he believed a casino would bring more good than harm.

Foxborough casino fight apt to go on

A day after their casino proposal was rebuffed by the town, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and casino mogul Steve Wynn refused to back down from their plans for a casino near Gillette Stadium.

Old newsletters stirring scrutiny of Paul’s views

Ron Paul’s emergence in the top tier of candidates for the Iowa caucuses has forced him to deal with decades-old newsletters in his name that included racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic remarks.

Cape Wind buoyed as SJC allows utility deal

After a favorable ruling from the state’s highest court yesterday, the company behind the controversial wind farm said construction could begin within a year.

BC is ordered to turn over IRA materials

A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over recorded interviews of a former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army to federal prosecutors in Boston.

Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe

Wide heart monitor use tied to missed alarms

Recent studies show that a large percentage of patients who are on cardiac monitors do not need to be — an overuse of technology that contribute to alarm fatigue.

“There absolutely will not be casino gambling in any community that does not want it. The governor and the Legislature were slam-dunk clear on that point.’’

Stephen P. Crosby,  head of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission


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Burn doctors to help boy from Haiti

Three months after suffering horrific burns, Dieuphete Celime will get a new lease on life and a functioning face from doctors at Shriners Hospital for Children.


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Tech Lab

Smartphone offer may be too good to last

At $19 a month, Republic Wireless is delivering the best bargain in wireless communication by relying on a hybrid approach similar to Google Voice or Skype.


Political Notebook

Gingrich lobbied, lawmakers say

Newt Gingrich says he was never a lobbyist. But four former or current US representatives have said he did lobby them — whether he met the definition of a lobbyist or not.


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Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Andrew Bailey throws to first base on a Detroit Tigers' Magglio Ordonez ground ball in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Ordonez was out at first. Oakland won 7-5. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Red Sox close deal for Bailey

The Red Sox obtained Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney yesterday, sending the Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and two Class A prospects.