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.

// Well, well, well . . . look what the drought’s doing now

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

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Who will come out on top in tonight’s debate?

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

ground game

// Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump need to show voters another side

After months of polling in the general election, it is clear that no one likes it when these candidates are “being themselves.”


// Up for debate: Where to watch the candidates square off

What will you choose: A Hilla-rita or a Trump-tini?

//[1].jpg Advocates, Baker clash on nursing home pay hikes

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

// 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.

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.

// Giant of golf Arnold Palmer dies at 87

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

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It’s official: New England energy is cleaner and greener

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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Foxborough, MA - 9-22-16 - Led by Jacoby Brissett and Julian Edelman, the Patriots take the field. 1st quarter action at Gillette Stadium. Houston Texans @ New England Patriots football. (Jim Davis / Globe staff)

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The rest of the NFL doesn’t get it: Why the Patriots succeed

The brand of football played in Foxborough just looks different.

// After week at sea, missing boater found on life raft

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

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.

Love Letters

// He plays Pokémon Go to excess

He has the app open while he’s driving, and will put the phone in his lap and repeatedly look down at it.

// Paul Pierce to retire after this season

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


// HUBweek gets underway with a debate of its own

The Faneuil Forum with Michael Sandel will tackle questions like whether it is fair to tax the rich to help the poor.

// 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.

//[1].jpg Pedroia scores winning run with an awkward two-step

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

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// With playoff spot clinched, Red Sox play the Match Game

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.

// 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.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// 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'

// 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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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.