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Author to visit library, remotely

Members of the Fractured Fairy Tales Book Club at the public library will get to speak with the author of their featured book next month, but he will not be there in person. Instead, the library has arranged for Christopher Healy to meet with the club members – children in roughly the third through sixth grades and their parents – by Skype. Healy will participate in a half hour question-and-answer session, part of the club’s overall hour-long monthly meeting on Sept. 29, according to Leslianne Costello, the youth services librarian. The club’s September book is Healy’s “The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.” “I’m so excited to kick off the new year of our Fractured Fairy Tales Book Club with a Skype meeting with this author,” Costello said. She learned of the opportunity to host the Skype visit when she was exploring activities for the September meeting and noticed on Healy’s website that he is available to meet with groups through that remote technology. Costello said the club welcomes new members and that the Sept. 29 event is open to all.

On the trail with Don Berwick, candidate for governor

Though his background is wider-ranging than any Democrat in the race, polls show 65 percent of likely voters don’t even know who Don Berwick is.

For inspiration, writers now have Hollywood

Not one, but two of Boston’s best-selling writers — Dennis Lehane and Ben Mezrich — are publishing novels that were inspired by Hollywood, not the other way around.

Audio game may help soften tinnitus’s din

Boston researchers have developed a novel computer game they hope may help cure the relentless ringing of tinnitus sufferers.

Militants execute 2d US hostage

The beheading of US hostage Steven J. Sotloff raises the pressure on President Obama to order military strikes on the group.

Files show months of woe in jobless system

State e-mails show an unemployment agency in chaos as a flawed claim system launched last year, while officials called it a ‘success’.

Do you have the right to recline?

Courtesy stays on the tarmac in heated debates over airplane leg room.

Marian Ryan for Middlesex District Attorney

The Globe’s editorial board writes that Ryan should be given the opportunity to show that she can be the DA that her admirers envisioned.

School-night suppers for family dinners

You’re tired, they’re cranky, and it may seem impossible. . . but, cheer up, here are some easy dinner ideas.

OneFund to distribute another $18.5m to bombing victims

The additional funds bring the total aid distributed by the OneFund to more than $80 million.

Problems abound with health law immigration papers

More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Obama’s health care initiative could lose their coverage this month.

Activist seeks ramps’ replacement

A member of the Beacon Hill Civic Association is urging the state to redo the newly installed handicap ramps to meet the neighborhood’s standards.

For exporters, Asia is now top market

Last year, Asia surpassed Europe as Massachusetts’ largest overseas market.

I’m with Grossman, but is anyone else?

Steve Grossman has spent his life thinking about how to create jobs and manage growth.

New Genzyme pill will cost patients $310,250 a year

The drug from the Cambridge biotech treats Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.

New Market Basket stores could take months to open

Arthur T. Demoulas said his goal was to have two or three stores under development open by the end of the year.

The summer of my discontent

“Scot, how does it feel to be an old person who still thinks he’s young?”

Journalist discovered his calling at small N.H. private school

The journalistic drive that powered Steven Joel Sotloff, whose quest for truth reportedly ended in barbaric fashion at the hands of terrorists in Syria, was sparked at a small college preparatory school in New Hampshire.

Recipe for tomato-basil quiche

The vibrant late-summer flavors of tomato and basil are made appealing to the younger set with the addition of creamy mozzarella and a delicate egg custard.

Quick actions save man on rails

A former professional boxer allegedly knocked a man off a Brockton train platform onto the tracks below as a train approached.

How to protect your data in the cloud

Here is a look at how safe data are when stored remotely on these services.

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