The snowmobile ridden by Steven Weiss, who managed to make it to shore when his machine broke through the ice. The two friends with him drowned.

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Death on Derby Day at Lake Winnipesaukee

The morning of Feb. 11 was the beginning of the worst day in the lake’s history. By Billy Baker

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The Oscars | 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

Ashton Sanders in the 2016 film “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins.

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Oscars a ready platform for outrage

The last time the country was in this much of a mess when Oscar night rolled around was 49 years ago.

// What do they think about ‘Manchester by the Sea’ in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The locals will be rooting for Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and director Kenneth Lonergan to win on Sunday.

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Pilgrim Hall Museum

Plans for Plymouth’s 400th show how times have changed

Organizers are seeking ways to tell a complicated story, and plans have a multicultural and international outreach.


// Red Sox are a global brand. But it didn’t happen without Yaz.

Carl Yastrzemski and the Impossible Dream season of 1967 changed everything for the Red Sox.


Harvard dean stands firm against ‘final clubs’

“What’s most important to underscore is that our commitment to a non-discriminatory experience is unwavering,” Rakesh Khurana said.

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Starts & Stops

How much parking is too much parking in Greater Boston?

A study from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council showed that there may be too much parking in several cities close to Boston.


// Nerd Nation calculates that it has arrived

More than 3,300 nerds came to Boston to celebrate their eccentricities.

// Kennedy tells NAACP of hope in ‘dark and difficult times’

The congressman spoke about safeguarding minority rights under the Trump administration.


// When Trump, Cabinet diverge on foreign policy

World leaders are trying to unlock the puzzle of when to take Trump at his word and when to believe his surrogates.

Tom Perez, former labor secretary, was elected the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Tom Perez, former labor secretary, is new DNC head

Perez, the first Latino chair of the committee, defeated Representative Keith Ellison in a contentious race.

// Kan. bar shooting suspect described as a ‘drunken mess’

Adam Purinton is charged with murder in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on two Indian immigrants.


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// Striking a blow for privacy at the airport

Imagine an airport customs agent scrolling through your cellphone’s camera roll. It shouldn’t happen.

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// A life taken, but also a life lost

How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


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// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

Real Estate

What is it really like to live in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The quaint, quiet coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a well-kept secret no more, thanks to the recent Hollywood film that takes its name from the place.