State Police payroll head battled debt before alleged theft

The former head of payroll for State Police was ordered to pay back an estimaged $23,000 in overdue credit card debt the year before she allegedly began stealing from the agency.

Russell Walters paused by the Kennebec River. A proposed hydropower line would cross over the Kennebec River Gorge.

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Critics, allies clash on Maine power line project

The prospect of power lines marring the landscape of Maine’s North Woods has stirred deep concerns in the region.

Discuss: The North Woods transmission line.

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// Soon-to-close Mount Ida pushed a positive narrative, until it didn’t

A Globe review and statements from officials reveal that while the small college projected an image of growing success, it quietly struggled with mounting debt.

// DA says woman killed in North Andover was likely strangled

North Andover police, State Police detectives, and the Essex DA’s office are investigating Wendi Davidson’s death as a homicide.

Charlestown, MA--4/23/2018-- A woman walks up the steps at Paul Revere Park in Charlestown. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Here comes the sun: A shining start to the work week

No joke: Monday and Tuesday will be sunny with temperatures in the 60s.

James Shaw Jr. showed his hand that was injured when he disarmed a shooter inside a Waffle House on Sunday.

Waffle House hero: Gunman ‘was going to have to work to kill me’

James Shaw Jr. wrestled the rifle away from the man who shot and killed four people inside a Nashville restaurant on Sunday.

// Comm. Ave. will close — again — for an extended period

The bridge replacement project will force the road’s closure, and lane reductions on the Mass. Pike, for two weeks over the summer.

// Hillary Clinton keeps up heat on Trump, but barely mentions Comey

It was Clinton’s first public appearance the former FBI director began his nationwide book tour.

Elijah Botkin was asked to pay a additional fee to have his lease renewed.

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Watch out for illegal fees when renting an apartment

Elijah Botkin did something few tenants in Boston would dare to do: He refused to pay a surprise charge sprung on him by his landlord’s agent.

// Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.

// Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

The Canadian singer told The Guardian she would have voted for Trump because “even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price wipes his face as he is visited on the mound by pitching coach Dana LeVangie during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


New challenge for Red Sox: Put a quick stop to skid

The team and manager Alex Cora are facing their first test after dropping two in a row in Oakland.


// Celtics are on borrowed time this postseason, but their future is bright

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum absolutely carried the Celtics for the full 48 minutes of Game 4.

// A $49 lobster roll? A recent shortage has lobster prices soaring.

The costs of lobster dishes on Boston restaurant menus have been off the charts as chefs look to claw back some of the margins.

From left: Rick Antonellis, Fabrizio Nicastro, and Giulio Caperchi watched a UEFA Champions League match last week in a Boston establishment. AS Roma and Liverpool FC — both clubs are owned by businessmen with Boston ties — will meet in the Champions League semifinals.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

A friendly Boston rivalry will play out on Europe’s big stage

England’s Liverpool FC and Italy’s AS Roma, both owned by Boston businessmen, will meet in the semifinals of Europe’s soccer championships.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

// Why is Clarence Thomas still on the Supreme Court?

Thomas remains on the court, unchallenged, unprotested, with all we know now about sexual harassment and other accusations against him.

// The Clintons, the Obamas, the Bushes, and first lady Melania Trump, all in one photo

At Barbara Bush’s funeral, a photographer captured a rare moment.

// A woman flying back from France brought an apple through customs. Cost: $500

An apple one day did not keep Customs agents away, a Colorado woman learned.

// ‘Swine is sexy,’ John Oliver tells viewers

The political commentator focused his monologue this week on the Iran nuclear deal.

// Will Donald Trump listen to Ivana this time around?

The president’s first wife advised her ex to not run for reelection and ‘‘just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune.’’

Love Letters: The Podcast


// ‘Raising your value’ after a breakup

How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas

Alex Beam

// Donald Trump makes golf horrible again

Don’t hate the player, hate the game, the saying goes. When it comes to golf, I loathe them both.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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The Big Picture

Spring blossoms

To commemorate Earth Day on Sunday, a look at transforming landscapes around the world bursting with color as warm weather approaches.

Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.


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