Could artists revive this fading Maine town?

A window was being renovated at the Monson General Store earlier this month.

Fred J. Field for The Boston Globe

The bitter divorce of a microchip millionaire decades ago may be the best thing that ever happened to Monson.

// Corporate rentals are complicating Boston’s housing market

The growing demand for short-term units is raising concern that every-day renters are getting crowded out.

// Two Brighton homes, listed for $1 apiece but lacking buyers, face demolition

When a pair of Brighton duplexes are listed for sale at just $1 each, they are bound to attract attention.

// Argument breaks out at Deer Island vigil for Bella Bond

One woman accused Michael Sprinsky — who was present — of being complicit in the toddler’s death, leading to a shouting match.

// Turkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowd

Organizers of the Istanbul event had vowed to march despite the ban on gay pride observances ordered by the governor’s office.


// Marty Walsh has big lead over Tito Jackson in mayoral race

The incumbent Walsh is ahead of Jackson by 31 percentage points, according to poll results.

Eight-year-old girl is injured in Jamaica Plain shooting

An 8-year-old girl was hit in one of two overnight shootings in Boston, police said.

The Trump presidency

// Trump on Elizabeth Warren: ‘She’s a hopeless case’

“I call her Pocahontas, and that’s an insult to Pocahontas,” the president said of the Massachusetts senator during a Fox interview.

// Susan Collins is waiting for CBO score on Senate health bill

‘‘I have very serious concerns about the bill,’’ said Susan Collins, the Republican senator from Maine.

Kellyanne Conway, senior White House Advisor, is seen during a listening session conducted by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Washington. Senate Republicans are steering toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill, despite indications that they've yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they'll need to avert an embarrassing defeat. A draft of the still-secret bill is expected to be unveiled Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House says Obama is to blame for Russia meddling

In a new strategy, White House officials on Sunday said the Obama administration was to blame for not taking action against Russian election hacking.

The Dalai Lama greeted and blesseed Tibetan monks before speaking to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.

In Boston, Dalai Lama preaches compassion

The Dalai Lama spoke in Boston on Sunday, gearing his message toward Tibetans continuing to practice Buddhism regardless of where they are in the world.

The well-worn spines of the Harry Potter series.

15 ways Harry Potter has changed culture since the first book was published 20 years ago

On June 26, 1997, Bloomsbury Children’s Books published a book that changed popular culture in a host of unexpected ways.

// Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her

A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in upstate New York.

// In towns already hit by factory closings, a new casualty: retail jobs

Just as the jobs making automobile springs and rail anchors disappeared, local retail jobs are now vanishing in Johnstown, Pa.


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What’s on the horizon for the Celtics?

// Julian Edelman among those featured in ESPN’s Body Issue

New England Patriots star Julian Edelman will strip down for ESPN’s annual Body Issue.

Who put the M-E-N in selectmen?

It was a seemingly common sense suggestion: Maybe it’s time to rethink what a town calls its top governing body. Then the debate started in Wakefield.


first opinion

// I didn’t want to witness the anguish of loved ones in unbearable pain. But how could I not?

What is a caregiver supposed to do when someone you care for is in extreme pain?


// Doug Fister solid but Red Sox drop rubber game to Angels

Fister pitched into the seventh inning and gave up three runs in his Sox debut.

// Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot.

// Prince Harry once ‘wanted out’ of Britain’s royal family

The prince said the time he spent in the army was ‘‘the best escape I’ve ever had’’ and that he thought about giving up his title.


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// How a text message can mean the difference between sickness and health

I’ve learned firsthand that a simple text message can bridge patient care in and out of the hospital.