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About 2 million visitors pass through Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor during a short tourist season.

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A five-hour drive from Boston, the area’s economy relies on visitors who plan to stay overnight or longer.

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September and October revenues are estimated at about 30 percent of what local businesses bring in each year.

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Said Tara Harbert, a national park ranger at Acadia: “We love being back to work.”

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At Quality Inn, sales fell about $15,000 compared with last year’s, said general manager Nancy Tibbetts.

Near Acadia National Park, shutdown’s effects will linger

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The reopening of Acadia National Park Thursday came too late for Rich Oczkowski, owner of High Seas Motel.

Senator Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, went to great lengths to distance herself from the Tea Party movement’s strategy ahead of the government shutdown.

Tea Party’s shutdown tactics pose new challenges for GOP

“Every Republican will get slaughtered,” said Fergus Cullen, former Republican Party chairman in New Hampshire. “They will all suffer for the sins of one or two.”

Coakley takes tough stand on Dookhan sentence

Prosecutors want former state chemist Annie Dookhan to spend up to seven years in prison for allegedly mishandling drug samples and obstructing justice in a devastating scandal that has called into question thousands of cases and marred the integrity of the criminal justice system in Massachusetts.

// Both mayoral candidates look to remake BRA

John Connolly and Martin Walsh said they would overhaul or eliminate the agency, which on Thursday approved Harvard’s Allston expansion, among other projects.

// Red Sox run could overshadow mayoral race

In a city obsessed with baseball and politics, baseball almost always wins — at least when it comes to voters’ attention.

The Nation

Tea Party’s shutdown tactics pose new challenges for GOP

Senator Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, went to great lengths to distance herself from the Tea Party movement’s strategy ahead of the government shutdown.

By Noah Bierman and Tracy Jan

“Every Republican will get slaughtered,” said Fergus Cullen, former Republican Party chairman in New Hampshire. “They will all suffer for the sins of one or two.”

Ex-Blackwater guards face new Iraq charges

The widespread shooting in Nisour Square enraged opinions in Iraq. Defendants contend they were counterattacking an ambush by insurgents.

By Sari Horwitz

The Justice Department brought new charges against four security guards accused of taking part in a shooting in Baghdad six years ago that killed 14 unarmed civilians.

Obama makes Homeland Security pick

By Michael S. Schmidt

President Obama plans to nominate Jeh C. Johnson, who framed many of the administration’s national security policies as the Defense Department’s general counsel.

The World

Syrian general killed in clash; regime pushes peace talks

Major General Jameh Jameh was the most powerful Syrian officer killed in the conflict since a bombing in July 2012.

By Bassem Mroue

One of Syria’s most powerful military officers was killed in fighting with Al Qaeda-linked Islamist extremists.

Iraq hit with spate of attacks

The village of Mouafaqiyah in Nineveh province was hit by a suicide bomber driving a car.

By Adam Schreck

A barrage of car bomb and suicide bomb blasts rocked Baghdad and two northern Iraqi communities, killing at least 61 people.

UK soldiers leaving, questions remaining

By Alan Cowell

British troops prepare to relinquish combat duties in Afghanistan next year after a tenure that appears to have achieved few goals.

Editorial & Opinion


Zeus and Adam

By Joan Wickersham

A Bernese mountain dog was able to reach an autistic boy who loved to lie on the floor with his arms around Zeus.

opinion | Chris Matthews

Yes, politics was once friendly

Kirk O’Donnell, chief counsel to Tip O’Neill, advised, “always be able to talk.”

By Chris Matthews

What’s missing now in American politics is the finest advice from Tip O’Neill’s chief counsel, Kirk O’Donnell: “Always be able to talk.”


Counsel for self-pitying city councilors

By Scot Lehigh

One contract controversy barely ends before the next begins, or so it seems to several members of the Boston City Council.


Casino moguls meet panel

By Mark Arsenault

The ongoing competition for gambling licenses in Massachusetts turned Thursday on an unlikely locale: Macau, China.

Kevin Cullen

Restaurateurs bring new flavor to Adams Corner

By Kevin Cullen

It made perfect sense to open a soul food joint in the middle of the most Irish neighborhood in the city, right?

Coakley takes tough stand on Dookhan sentence

Former state chemist Annie Dookhan, whose alleged mishandling of drug evidence at a state lab has cast a shadow on thousands of cases.

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

AG Martha Coakley’s office said in a court filing that former state chemist Annie Dookhan should serve up to seven years in prison for her transgressions.

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O’Malley meets with lawmakers

By John R. Ellement and Lisa Wangsness


Two alleged mob associates sentenced

By Jasper Craven


Mother charged with assaulting bride

By Melissa Hanson

Drivers scramble to help after I-495 wreck

By Jasper Craven and Melissa Hanson


Biotech investing surges

By Michael B. Farrell

The surge is an abrupt turnaround from the previous quarter, when the sector experienced its lowest level of funding in nearly a decade.

Shirley Leung

Businesses can — and will — pay more for T projects

New Balance is footing the $14 million to $16 million bill to build a commuter rail stop in Brighton, along the Framingham/Worcester line.

By Shirley Leung

New Balance is footing the $14 million to $16 million bill for a new commuter rail stop in Brighton. Why can’t it work in other parts of the city?

Boston Beer’s fastest selling product? Not beer

Giovanni Carrara (right) had Angry Orchard Hard Cider at Conor Larkin’s Grill & Tap in Boston. His friend Konstantinos Berios was drinking beer. The bar’s general manager says Angry Orchard quickly became a hit drink at the establishment.

By Gail Waterhouse

Angry Orchard, launched nationally last year, has quickly becoming the country’s most popular hard cider brand.


Burton White, 84; wrote of child development

Burton White firmly believed that society should better support babies 3 and younger.

By Kathleen McKenna

As a psychologist who specialized in infant development, Dr. White believed that babies and toddlers belonged at home, not in day care centers.

Jim Bradford, 84; won Olympic medals on unpaid leave from job

Jim Bradford (center) with American Olympians boxer Novel Lee (left) and canoeist Frank Havens in 1952.

By Bart Barnes

Mr. Bradford spent much of his life in quiet obscurity at the Library of Congress as an assistant bookbinder and a researcher.

Tatiana Kudriavtseva, 93; translated literature for Russians

Ms. Kudriavtseva translated “Gone With the Wind.”

By Adam Bernstein

Mrs. Kudriavtseva was often cited as one of the most prolific and prominent English-language translators in the Soviet Union.


Red Sox 4, Tigers 3

Red Sox take 3-2 lead in ALCS

Mike Napoli scored twice in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

By Peter Abraham

Koji Uehara retired all five batters he faced for his fourth save of the postseason, and the Red Sox are now one win away from heading to the World Series.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox are exactly where they want to be

Mike Napoli smiled after the Red Sox pulled off a double play to end the fourth inning.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox can clinch a berth in the World Series -- so long as they can beat one of Detroit’s aces, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

Bruins 3, Panthers 2

Bruins’ late goal defeats Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas was unable to stop a shot by Dougie Hamilton in the first period.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins netted the game-winning in the final minute to hang a loss on Thomas in the first time they’ve faced their former teammate.

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Christopher L. Gasper

Mike Napoli key to Red Sox’ surge

By Christopher L. Gasper

red sox notebook

Xander Bogaerts pitches in in first start

By Peter Abraham

on baseball

David Ross proves he’s no ordinary backup

By Nick Cafardo

tigers notebook

Miguel Cabrera’s mistake costly to Tigers

By Julian Benbow

Patriots notebook

Agent comes to Rob Gronkowski’s defense

By Shalise Manza Young

bruins notebook

Despite win, all is not well with the offense

By Amalie Benjamin

Seahawks 34, Cardinals 22

Russell Wilson, Seahawks improve to 6-1

By Bob Baum

the bettor’s edge

This is a good week to bet on bad NFL teams

By Ed Ryan

fantasy football

Fantasy players miss Rob Gronkowski, too

By Ed Ryan

Downs & Distance

Is Ohio State headed for another defeated season?

By Jim McBride

college hockey

Johnny Gaudreau believes in young BC team

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

College football

Tufts football out to snap 27-game losing streak

By Michael Vega

G: Arts & Movies

Company One: From upstart to mainstay

Shawn LaCount (pictured) and Summer L. Williams found Company One 15 years ago with a half-dozen other Clark University graduates.

By Don Aucoin

Company One has somehow managed not just to beat the steep odds against survival that face any small troupe but also to establish itself as a home for must-see theater.

Armitage adds color to her choreography

Karole Armitage brings her work “Rave” (pictured) to her troupe’s ICA program.

By Karen Campbell

Choreographer Karole Armitage’s “Rave,” which her company Armitage Gone! Dance will perform at the Institute of Contemporary Art, delights in the offbeat and unexpected.

Book REview

‘Actors Anonymous’ by James Franco

James Franco, who released a collection of stories in 2010, is out with his first novel, “Actors Anonymous.”

By Matthew Gilbert

Whether or not you like the Franco Project, the bunch of fiction snippets, random observations, and gossipy Hollywood teases is not very good.

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Movie Review

How Cassius Clay became ‘Muhammad Ali’

By Mark Feeney

Scene & Heard

Fast-rising Potty Mouth makes some noise

By Luke O'Neil

Noisy Neighbors

A Loss For Words, ‘Before it Caves’

By Luke O’Neil

High Five

Lindi Ortega’s music city

By James Reed

Night Watch

Rock & Roll for Rescue Animals

By Steph Hiltz


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Love Letters

Friendship with ex causing issues

By Meredith Goldstein