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Comfort Zone

In this together

During the coronavirus pandemic, Comfort Zone is a place to find ideas and tips for keeping ourselves, our kids, our minds entertained, or at least distracted.

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He’s famous for being ‘the mask man,’ has fond memories of Whalom Park, and promotes politeness

We caught up with Dorchester resident Leonard Lee, founder of Masking the Community, to talk about all things travel.

No kissing, no grilled cheese

What's your take on this Love Letters problem concerning grilled cheese?

DiCaprio, Streep, Chalamet join cast of Netflix project set to start filming in Mass. next month

Early casting on the film was starry indeed, with Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, and Rob Morgan landing major roles. But that, apparently, was only the beginning.

1,800-pound pumpkin descends on Boston Public Market

The Public Market has hosted giant pumpkins in fall every year since it opened in 2015. But this year’s heavyweight is a beast like no other.

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Exploring the many colors of Connecticut’s Last Green Valley

Here are just a few of the many notable destinations in the area.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Would you like added peace of mind with your hotel room? That will be $30 please

A Boston hotel is the first in the country to offer UV protection against COVID-19 for guests, but it comes at a price.


CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Would you like added peace of mind with your hotel room? That will be $30 please

A Boston hotel is the first in the country to offer UV protection against COVID-19 for guests, but it comes at a price.

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Like the oystercatchers search for clams, we searched for oystercatchers on North Monomoy Island

The 7,600-acre Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is an important sanctuary for migrating and breeding birds.

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Hotel charged a cleaning fee for smoking — but couple does not smoke

When Red Roof Inn charges Mindy Haggerty a cleaning fee for smoking in her room, she refuses to pay. Why? She doesn’t smoke. Can she find justice?

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to Mass Audubon.

Midlife crisis tears family apart

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

DINING OUT(SIDE) | DEVRA FIRST

At Thistle & Leek, small plates in a brave new world

A Newton Centre gastropub serves up what we need right now: comfort, normalcy, and lamb meatballs.