Neglected children in Blackstone have tough recovery

It can take years if it happens at all, experts on child development say, to reverse years of isolation and neglect.

Alennah Carson and Rory Penman, watching the results at the Greenmantle Pub in Edinburgh, were disappointed in early returns.

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

A quiet swath of Scots brought to the ballot box a conviction that the UK is better together.

Shirley Leung

// Whoa, there’s no rush to close Suffolk Downs

Give Suffolk Downs one more season, and think big and bold on the next chapter.

Steps urged at UMass after ‘Blarney Blowout’ melee

A review said that Amherst should ban the St. Patrick’s Day event after the unruly gathering led to clashes with police.

Co-owner Paul Delios says he intends to open a few new shops in the coming years. His sister Maria runs the kitchen.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Kane’s Donuts in Saugus widening its horizons

A second Kane’s shop, dubbed Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts, will open in Boston’s International Place this fall.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (third from left) spoke with Galway Mayor Donal Lyons, as Tipperary Mayor Michael Fitzgerald looked on.

Walsh lands in Ireland, evoking JFK

The mayor touched down in Shannon early Friday, discussing his parents’ journey from that same airport to Boston.

Scott Brown (left) helped man the phone banks in Salem, N.H. earlier this week.

Scott Brown riding an anti-Obama wave in N.H.

Scott Brown is catching up to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in a Senate race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive.

Seventy percent of unenrolled voters have not yet decided on a candidate.

Capital poll

Coakley holds slim edge over Baker

The Globe poll suggests a race that could tilt in either direction based on the campaigns’ maneuvers in the coming weeks.


opinion | H.D.S. Greenway

// Scotland could have been like Denmark, but decides to stay

No doubt a “yes” vote is a little like jumping off the diving board without knowing how much water is in the pool.


Movie Review

// ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ revisits the fall of Saigon

The story Rory Kennedy tells in the documentary is at once riveting and heartbreaking.