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Summit’s efficiency has its appeal for voters

Granite State residents will see a barrage of candidates storm the state in the coming months — for free. So why fork over $75 to see them in one weekend?

Schools use novel way of making up snow days

A state policy allows districts to offer instructional projects and activities that students can complete outside the classroom.

Richards’ heartfelt plea raises complex issues about death penalty

Whether the family’s opposition to the death sentence could have a significant impact on the trial’s penalty phase was a matter of intense debate.

Researchers use black-market drug website to gauge public health

Anyone can visit StreetRx to learn about drug prices, and anyone can post information and rate the deals.

Vermont House passes gun restrictions

The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.

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Kevin Corcoran, with wife Celeste and their daughter, Sydney, both injured in the bombings, wants the death penalty: “If he’s dead, no matter how long it takes, end of story.”

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/File 2014

Richards’ heartfelt plea raises complex issues about death penalty

Whether the family’s opposition to the death sentence could have a significant impact on the trial’s penalty phase was a matter of intense debate.

Sunset on I-80 West.

Thomas Farragher

The voices Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t hear

I decided to do what Hillary didn’t — stop along the way, get off I-80 here and there, and listen.

Andrew S. Gordon faced a new charge on Friday.

Chelmsford man again accused of seeking out hitman

Andrew Gordon, accused of trying to hire someone to attack his wife, allegedly sought out a man to kill a witness in that case.

H. Kim Bottomly started as president in August 2007.

Wellesley College president to step down

H. Kim Bottomly, president of the school since 2007, announced that she will leave in July 2016.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Globe Investigations

Special section

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg Fourteen political moments of 2014

A mysterious fisherman. A geography blunder. A change of the guard at City Hall. Here’s a look at some of the top political moments of 2014.