15 students opting out of PARCC lead to BLS’s fall

A new report on state standardized test scores has downgraded Boston Latin School, one of the city’s premier educational institutions.

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

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Gun debate hits boiling point at Maine restaurant

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_wells.jpg Well, well, well . . . look what the drought’s doing now

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/16-267%20Executive%20Photos_Shira%20Goodman_8x10%20MED.JPG Staples names Shira Goodman as president and CEO

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

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_GH0PK.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/610381788.jpg 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.”

travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Handout_25Debatewatch04_liv.jpg Up for debate: Where to watch the candidates square off

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

Relatives of slain veteran focus on their loss at killer’s sentencing

The killer of Stephen Perez Jr. was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the 2012 murder.

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They were counting on a new state law aimed at boosting their wages, but the Baker administration interpreted the law differently.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_haleyschool_metro121.jpg Will your child go straight from elementary school to high school?

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

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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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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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

The brand of football played in Foxborough just looks different.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/76a03cdfdeb14697884ef28db0ab1d17-76a03cdfdeb14697884ef28db0ab1d17-0.jpg This is classic Rex Ryan

The Bills coach brought up the Patriots quarterback situation unprompted in a news conference Sunday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2861177.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/crab-walk.jpg Northeastern students get a bit crabby, break record

Each of the 376 students who participated had to “crab walk” for two consecutive minutes to set a new Guinness World record.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bossj10A_spts-9922-kon--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Bruins sign Brad Marchand to eight-year extension

The deal runs through the 2024-25 season and is worth an average of $6.125 million for a total of $49 million.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/14/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/22mattapanfarm01.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Meredith_Goldstein_150px-5470.png 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.

HUBweek

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AEB_6175.jpeg 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.

//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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Zac%201.jpg Boston University grad student missing in NYC

One of the music student’s friends said he was last seen Sept. 18 leaving his hotel near Midtown.

Colorful buildings add to the allure of fall foliage (best in late November and early December) at Qixia Mountain, near Nanjing.

5 cool spots outside New England to see fall foliage

We’re not the only ones who get the color splash of fall. From China to North Carolina, check out some other beautiful scenes.

NAMES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/White_27names02_liv.jpg What was Metallica shredder Kirk Hammett doing in Salem?

It has nothing to do with Satan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_GH8W0.jpg Nine people wounded in Houston shooting

The alleged gunman, who was fatally shot by police, has been identified as a lawyer who had issues with his law firm.

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'

//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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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.