Unwelcome plan for refugees shakes up Vermont city

Portrait of Chris Louras inside the Speak Easy Cafe, Rutland VT (Corey Hendrickson for the Boston Globe)

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The five-term mayor of Rutland, Vt., recently lost a re-election bid after he supported a controversial plan to bring in Syrian refugees.

National Weather Service

Parts of Mass. could get up to 8 inches of snow this weekend

A potential storm could drop up to 3 inches in the Boston area, while there is the possibility for up to 8 inches in the far northwest part of the state.

The Trump administration

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/30/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/dd704fcfd9e841528ea0dae28d0d797b-dd704fcfd9e841528ea0dae28d0d797b-0.jpg US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts.

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President Trump’s background has cast a shadow over the administration’s commemorations of women’s accomplishments this month.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_tuftsmed2_biz-4738.jpg Tufts nurses union authorizes one-day strike

The union that represents nearly 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center said they authorized a one-day strike. No date has been set.

Local politics

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The institute projected it would draw up to 150,000 visitors annually. But since it opened two years ago, it’s seen just 62,000 each year.

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The funding, if approved by the Legislature, will translate directly into raises for teachers.


Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts -- 3/29/2017 - Rabbi Matt Soffer of Temple Israel searches for pine cones for Passover at the Arboretum. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 30seder Reporter:

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A pine cone could be a new symbol for an ancient Jewish tradition

Boston’s largest Reform synagogue is proposing an addition to the Passover Seder: a pine cone to represent prisons and criminal justice reform.

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Khizr Khan said when he and his wife were deciding whether to speak last summer, they considered what their son would want them to do.

Reluctant at first, Khizr Khan now embraces spotlight

Khizr Khan said when he and his wife were deciding whether to speak last summer, they considered what their son would want them to do.

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Surveillance videos led investigators to believe that the confrontation “may have been the result of a road rage incident,” police said.

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Police have arrested a trucker they say drove nonstop from Seattle to Massachusetts fueled by crystal meth, LSD, and cocaine.


Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

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Congress is poised to loosen online privacy rules, but we’ve never had full privacy in our Internet use.

Shulamit Reinharz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/7f90dd22cf69457f9b5edf7e2f25f754-7f90dd22cf69457f9b5edf7e2f25f754-0-3090.jpg Shulamit Reinharz: Let’s start a national conversation about the next generation

Trump is keeping his promise to change America in profound ways. Let’s talk about what that means for the next generation.

Real Estate Professional Colette Harron of Sotheby’s Realty at Katherine Hepburn's former Fenwick estate. The home in Old Saybrook, Conn. is on the market for $11,800,000. The home has over 8,000 square feet with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. (Steven G. Smith for the Boston Globe)

Steven G. Smith for the Boston Globe


A Connecticut home fit for Hollywood royalty

Colette Harron has return to Fenwick, a tiny and tony borough at the mouth of the Connecticut River, again and again to market the Katharine Hepburn home.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/29/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/df0785f5e7834d80ba7c0992b1364cc7-df0785f5e7834d80ba7c0992b1364cc7-0-2188.jpg An Indonesian man disappeared. Then his body was found — inside a python.

A 25-year-old man who had gone missing from his village on Sunday apparently had been swallowed whole by a python.


Boston, MA - 3/29/2017 - (4th quarter) Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) wasn't able to get off a clean shot in the final second as the Celtics fell 103-100 to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 30Celtics-Bucks, LOID: 8.3.2043907042.


Lessons to be learned in loss to Bucks

The Celtics got a primer from Milwaukee on the physical play they’ll be facing in the postseason.

Munch Madness

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/munch-madness-og-1.jpg It’s the Final Four

We’re nearing the end of the tournament: Only four restaurants remain. Vote now for your favorite.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jacoby.jpg Biggest broken promise in political history? Health care isn’t even close

Most presidents break campaign promises, and some of those breaches have profoundly changed American history.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Special reports

Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a new home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/29/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Mumps.jpg Mumps outbreaks are raising concerns about vaccine

Large and lengthy outbreaks have been recently reported and, worryingly, often among people who have been vaccinated.