Drought takes major toll on region’s wildlife and crops

As the region struggles with one of the worst droughts in at least a decade, the consequences are dire for wildlife and agriculture.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abraham-11754[1].jpg Our drought plan is all wet

The state’s drought plan is inadequate and slow, and it will only be more so as climate change makes summers more severe.

August 27, 2016 2016 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson (R) and VP candidate (and former Mass. Gov.) William

Libertarian candidates make their case to Boston crowd

Former governor William Weld was critical of both major parties but focused his most stinging barbs on Donald Trump.

Boston Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 58 Westville St. in Dorchester early Saturday, August 27, 2015. According to scanner traffic, CPR was in progress on the victim. (Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe)

Two dead, two injured in overnight Boston shootings

Three of the four shootings appeared to be connected to late-night parties ahead of the city’s Caribbean festival, police said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/08uber07.jpg The New Economy takes on Beacon Hill

Tech players that typically rule Kendall Square have been flexing their muscles at the State House in recent months.

Springfield, MA - 8/12/2016 - Pat ArcandC() smiles with Tomell Kelley(R) and and his grandmother Sophia Weah move into his dorm room at Springfield College in Springfield, MA, August 12, 2016. Five years ago Arcand took Kelley and and fellow student Austin Webster under her wing and shepherded them from a failing Boston middle school through Catholic Memorial. Both are now ready to begin college. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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A special bond helps at-risk city kids reach college

Pat Arcand’s first stop was in the heart of a Roxbury public housing development menaced by gang violence.

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Donald Trump’s physician wrote a letter about his health in five minutes while a limousine waited.

Man arrested on gun, drug charges in South End

The 25-year-old man was arrested after police found cocaine, marijuana, and a gun with a scratched off serial number.

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Thomas Bena wants to curb the size of new construction and preserve the pastoral quality of Martha’s Vineyard.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hingham-11778.jpg Man is charged in Hingham cafe crash that injured three

Two people in a Hingham cafe were seriously injured when a truck smashed through the front window Friday evening.

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Preliminary - Women's 5000m Round 1 - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. Nikki Hamblin (NZL) of New Zealand stops running during the race to help fellow competitor Abbey D'Agostino (USA) of USA after D'Agostino suffered a cramp. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Rio’s big story was the wrong story

Ryan Lochte’s lies overshadowed what happened in a 5,000-meter track heat, a shining example of fair play, sportsmanship, and humanity.

Globe Magazine

‘When you find my body’: The last days of Gerry Largay

Lost for at least 19 days in the Maine wilderness, the 66-year-old hiker died as she had lived: with courage and with grace.

The young sports fans of Boston have seen nine Duck Boat parades already.


Off to college, but taking the home teams with them

In the Class of 2020 are the sons and daughters of Boston’s High Renaissance of sports.

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 26: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks at the playbook during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


What challenges await Patriots in first four games?

As the preseason winds down and cuts loom, it’s time to scout the opposition during Tom Brady’s suspension.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick answers questions at a news conference after an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won the game 21-10. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Colin Kaepernick explains why he didn’t stand for national anthem

The 49ers quarterback remained seated during the pregame ceremony before the 49ers played the Packers Friday.

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The New York Times uncovered a long history of racial bias at the Trump family’s properties, in New York and beyond.

08/27/2016 NEEDHAM, MA Aly Raisman (cq) arrives on a fire truck for a rally honoring the Olympic champion gymnast in the Town Common of her hometown, Needham. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Aly Raisman gets a hometown hero’s welcome

Needham residents gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the Olympic gymnast’s three medals -- one gold, two silver -- from Rio.

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NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was shot and killed Friday in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller.

Myeira Joseph with the Socha Holics group was part of the Caribbean carnival parade in Dorchester.

J’ouvert and the carnival parade resound with revelry

Boston’s Caribbean carnival began with a parade and continued during the day in Dorchester, accompanied by pounding drums.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/05/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Jodydole.jpg A tour of New England’s coastal wineries

Coastal New England’s climate and soil can produce outstanding grapes, yielding wines with complex flavor and a terroir all their own.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/helmet.png The issue of crime in 16 cases

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

Opinion & Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/0828K1_JulianCartie.jpg The issue of crime

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“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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Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Rescue crews were using whatever they could to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three Italian towns to rubble.