Gun debate hits boiling point at Maine restaurant

Anne Verrill, who owns Grace, a restaurant in Portland, does not welcome diners who own an assault weapon.

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Online ratings for Portland’s Grace and the Foreside Tavern plummeted after an anti-assault rifle post on Facebook.

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“Is there enough water?” asked one DCR official. “We’re certainly recommending everyone conserve.”

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Palmer rose from a blue-collar background to become part of the sport’s royalty.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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Donald Trump’s forte is getting attention, but Hillary Clinton still has one big advantage.

ground game

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“Just go out there and be yourself” is the worst thing someone could say to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

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The candidates sent key aides forth Sunday to frame how the highly-anticipated event could unfold.

Staples names Shira Goodman as president and CEO

The Framingham company’s board members have chosen a familiar face after its failed plan to acquire smaller rival Office Depot.

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Some nursing home workers were counting on a new law that was aimed at boosting their wages.

Man to be sentenced today in killing of Revere veteran

Stephen Perez Jr. was shot to death in 2012 after serving tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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New England is one of the greenest areas of the country, leading the way to alternative energy sources. Here’s how each state is putting its natural advantages to work.

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Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce during a timeout against the Phoenix Suns in an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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Paul Pierce to retire after this season

The former Celtics captain announced Monday that the upcoming season would be his last.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/610387132.jpg Fast Forward: Debate Day, proposed changes for BRA

It’s the first round of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, corruption allegations in New York and New Jersey, and more of the news you need.

Kathy Kottaridis, executive director of Historic Boston Inc., shines a light inside the Fowler-Clark-Epstein Farm in Mattapan.

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In Mattapan, a restoration uncovers countless mysteries

Work is beginning on the neighborhood’s oldest building — a 200-year-old farmhouse whose past is full of intrigue.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_haleyschool_metro121.jpg Could Boston do away with middle schools?

Superintendent Tommy Chang is floating the idea of K-6 elementary schools and high schools that start in seventh grade.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-9955.jpg The rest of the NFL doesn’t get it: Why the Patriots succeed

The brand of football played in Foxborough just looks different.

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Dustin Pedroia clinched the three-game sweep with some fancy footwork.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

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John Farrell and Co. are experimenting and trying to see which combinations and roles will suit players best in the postseason.

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez’s back story was a baseball fairy tale. In his fourth attempt at defecting from Cuba, in 2008, the 15-year-old Fernandez made it to Mexico.

After fleeing Cuba, Jose Fernandez forged an ebullient life

The pitcher, who died in a boating wreck early Sunday, was on a path to be one of the game’s greats.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2861177.jpg After a week at sea, missing boater found more than 100 miles from shore

Nathan Carman, 22, was on a fishing trip when his boat sank after taking on water. His mother, Linda Carman, is still missing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tremont02.jpg Witnesses to Theater District stabbings asked to call police tip line

No arrests have been made as of Monday morning as police continue to investigate a violent incident that broke out over the weekend.

A State Police official collected evidence at the scene.

Woman shot by police allegedly refused to drop knife

The incident in Weymouth comes amid increased scrutiny nationwide in police shootings.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.