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View of a private beach at a home in Dennis in 2015.

Mass. lawmakers have right idea on opening state’s coastline to public

Massachusetts residents have found solace along the hiking trails and beaches of our beautiful state. Access to nature helps us navigate the stress and strain of this uncertain time.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale emerges from the dugout at Fenway Park on Sept. 17 for his start against the Baltimore Orioles, his first since coming off the COVID injured list. Sale disclosed that he is not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

With shot at postseason, COVID-weary Sox lag in another key shot department

Because the science is clear, it’s difficult to understand why anyone would not want to be vaccinated. While we need to ferociously defend individual freedoms, there are limits to those freedoms when they significantly affect others.

The cables of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge catch part of the setting sunlight over Boston in the late afternoon on Jan. 8, 2020.

Architect figured behind the scenes in rise of Zakim Bridge

The late Robert "Buz" Brannen was familiar with the work of Christian Menn, a Swiss engineer who seemed to find a way to make bridges simultaneously beautiful and structurally sound.

In 2019, 50 years after he placed what he believed was his dead friend Jim Coffey on a helicopter in Vietnam, Don "Woody" Woodruff (left) reunited with Coffey.

Touching story of a ‘lost’ Army buddy

This year, so many of us have lost people we love. I often dream that I will wake up and find them alive.


An architect of school standardization discovers ‘personalization.’ And . . . ?

Little mention is made of how we might achieve individuality in a system purposely built for ranking and sorting. Where are actual ideas about what we need to discard in his proposed shift?

A far-right demonstrator speaks with journalists near the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 18, ahead of the Justice for J6 rally.

Biden’s call for national unity falls on deaf ears in GOP

A nation in which a political party sympathizes with an attempted violent overthrow of an election it didn’t win, while seeking to suppress the voting rights of its opponents through the foulest means, is united in name only.


Congress must be bold to meet climate challenge

The bill is well-conceived to meet the climate challenge, and to meet it in equitable ways to protect and benefit everyone, not just the most privileged.

Dr. Roger Kligler testified before the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham during a hearing in December 2016 to ask the group to consider conducting a survey on medical aid in dying.

Debate unfolds over end-of-life options

A measure is before the Legislature that would allow terminally ill adults to have the option of medical aid in dying.