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June 23

Turning the political map into a partisan weapon

Conservative US Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina


The Republican Party’s national effort to control redistricting has cemented its grip on the House but also intensified gridlock.

Officers rang the doorbell of the North Attleborough home of Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, then conducted a search.

Hernandez home subject of intense police search

As many as 20 law enforcement officers, police dogs, and a locksmith descended on the home of Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Coach Claude Julien and his players reacted to Chicago scoring an empty-net goal late in the third.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Dan Shaughnessy

Must-win up next for Bruins in epic series

The Blackhawks will have a chance to win the Stanley Cup at TD Garden, but don’t count on it. This thing has to go seven.

The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Japan.

MFA branch in Japan needs new vision

The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts has been plagued by financial problems and, increasingly, a missing sense of conviction about its purpose.

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 All-Scholastics

Look back on the outstanding season of some of the area’s best high schoolers.

The Nation

Justices weigh cases redefining legal equality

Abigail Fisher is challenging affirmative action, saying the University of Texas should not classify people based on race. It is one of the cases the Supreme Court will rule on this week.

By Adam Liptak

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a series of decisions that could transform three fundamental social institutions: marriage, education, and voting.

Judge in Zimmerman trial blocks testimony on screams

Prosecution audio experts will not be allowed to testify at the murder trial of George Zimmerman, above.

By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider

Prosecution audio experts will not be allowed to testify at the murder trial of George Zimmerman.


Obama says time for excuses on immigration is over

President Obama is trumpeting the economic benefits of an immigration overhaul.

The World

US says fate of talks depends on Taliban actions

By Kathy Gannon and Deb Riechmann

The Taliban signaled a willingness to meet some Afghan demands as negotiations continued on entering talks with the US and Afghanistan.

Kerry seeks to carve out a legacy in Middle East

John F. Kerry said Saturday that a meeting of 11 nations in Qatar was a chance to discuss “efforts to increase and coordinate support for the Syrian political and military opposition.”

By Michael R. Gordon

Secretary of State John Kerry is taking on some of the world’s most intractable problems.

3 dead in floods as rivers recede from Calgary

The two rivers that converge in Calgary started receding Saturday after floods devastated southern Alberta province.

The two rivers that converge in Calgary started subsiding Saturday after floods devastated southern Alberta province.

Editorial & Opinion


Not talking of Newtown is cowardice

By Joan Vennochi

Gabriel Gomez has it backwards if he thinks the national debate about gun control should ignore the event that sparked it.


Political elite should shun Bill Bulger

Attorney Tom Kiley, left, made a point as then-UMass president William Bulger, right, testified under a grant of immunity in 2003 before the House Government Reform Committee. The panel was studying the FBI’s use of informants.

By Jeff Jacoby

If Bulger can still be greeted like a respected elder statesman after putting his fugitive brother ahead of the people of the Commonwealth, something remains profoundly rotten on Beacon Hill.


Watch out, Superman! It’s the NSA!

By Joanna Weiss

We’re all Clark Kents today, imagining that we can keep some part of our identities to ourselves, when we’re actually just a few clicks away from being figured out completely.


Gomez, Markey dart across state in homestretch

Gabriel Gomez

By Stephanie Ebbert

The candidates for US Senate barnstormed the state Saturday, trying to inspire voters to show up at the polls Tuesday.

yvonne abraham

Are you paying attention to Markey-Gomez race?

By Yvonne Abraham

The race for Tuesday’s special Senate election has been largely bereft of excitement. Take this quiz and see how closely you’ve been paying attention.

3 killed at Dorchester party

A Boston Police officer exited the building at 153 Intervale St., where two men and one woman were killed early Saturday.

By Nikita Lalwani and Jeremy C. Fox

Police are searching for a suspect after two men and a woman, all in their early 20s, were fatally shot early Saturday.

Money & Careers

Economist explores the roots of global health

Physician economist Marcella Alsan is now working on research about the effects of immunizing children.

By Katie Johnston

Marcella Alsan, who recently completed her PhD in economics at Harvard, is now working on research about the effects of immunizing children.

Experiences inspire student’s joblessness research

Rand Ghayad graduated with an MBA in 2009. With few job prospects in sight, he went to Northeastern for his PhD.

By Megan Woolhouse

The research of Rand Ghayad, a PhD candidate in economics at Northeastern, has challenged conventional assumptions about long-term unemployment.

Student’s critique of austerity policies creates firestorm

Thomas Herndon, a third-year graduate student, found mistakes in a prominent study by two economists.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Thomas Herndon, a third-year UMass graduate student, found mistakes in a prominent study by two economists.

Diversity Boston

Now See This

For these teens, learning begins with self-portraits

Clockwise from top left: Jameel Radcliffe, 19, Untitled; Jesus Mendes, 17, “Dominican Pride”; Wanbin (Agnes) Long, 21, “Self Portrait”; Kitauna Parker, 19, “Imaginations”

Students at the nonprofit Artists for Humanity, based in South Boston, are encouraged to “think about who they are and where they’re from.”

Networking secrets from the experts

Marketing and technology entrepreneur Joselin Mane advises anyone who’s skittish about networking to get to know themselves.

By Sarah Shemkus

The process of turning handshakes and business cards into a valuable web of professional contacts can be a daunting one.

Dancing for Haiti

Dancers with Jean Appolon’s Expressions recently performed at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

By Francie Latour

For Jean Appolon, teaching Haitian dance in Boston and in Haiti is a way to preserve the country’s cultural legacy and promote healing through dance.


Blackhawks 3, Bruins 1

Bruins drop Game 5, down 3-2 in series

Jaromir Jagr and the Bruins must now win two straight games to capture the Stanley Cup.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins need to beat the Blackhawks twice to claim the Stanley Cup, and they may have to do so without Patrice Bergeron.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patrice Bergeron is irreplaceable for Bruins

Patrice Bergeron left in the second period and was taken to a hospital.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The fact that the Bruins’ bellwether center was unable or not allowed to return to action in a critical Game 5 is foreboding.

on hockey

Zdeno Chara has no answer for Blackhawks’ attack

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Charamixes it up with Bryan Bickell, trying desperately to keep the ice in front of goalie Tuukka Rask clear of Blackhawks.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Blackhawks have played to their speed and that has caused the Bruins captain to be uncharacteristically flat-footed.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Must-win up next for Bruins in epic series

By Dan Shaughnessy

on second thought

In Chicago, national anthem tops the charts

By Kevin Paul Dupont

bruins notebook

Bruins’ Carl Soderberg bumped up to second line

By Fluto Shinzawa

Tigers 10, Red Sox 3

Tigers rough up Allen Webster, Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

blackhawks notebook

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews injured in Game 5

By Amalie Benjamin

Vermont influence felt by Blackhawks

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Sunday Football Notes

Ten reminders there truly is no NFL offseason

By Ben Volin

Sunday Basketball Notes

Heat and the Spurs face offseason questions

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Hockey Notes

Coach Alain Vigneault taking his act to Broadway

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Red Sox Notebook

Clay Buchholz still not ready to go

By Peter Abraham

Sunday Baseball Notes

Yadier Molina is a player to build around

By Nick Cafardo

From the Maniacal One . . .

By Chuck Waseleski


Milford’s Smith leads charge in spring sports

By Bob Holmes

travelers championship notebook

Notes: Three tied for lead at Travelers Championship

By Michael Whitmer

New England Challenge Championship

Conn. senior All-Stars defeat Mass. baseball team

By Alex Hall

Shriners Football Classic

South tops North in Shriners Football Classic

By Tim Healey


Is health insurance an antidepressant?

By Leon Neyfakh

New findings show that wider coverage has one clear effect on the population, and it’s not one that anyone is talking about.

The Internationalist

Meet the international revolutionary geek squad

A Syrian activist behind a revolutionary flag during a protest in Beirut in May.

By Thanassis Cambanis

Around the world, a small number of experts advise dissidents in the fight for online freedom.

Cross this line... and I’m gonna do nothing!

Between 1958 and 1961, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev issued a series of ultimatums demanding that the Allies pull troops out of West Berlin. Khrushchev repeatedly backed down, reiterated his threats, and backed down again.

By Simon Waxman

The strange truth about ultimatums.

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The Word

How to talk like Whitey Bulger

By Ben Zimmer

Uncommon Knowledge

Is he black? Depends on your politics

By Kevin Lewis


John F. Dolan, 90, conservation advocate

John F. Dolan was a conservation advocate whose 1970 vote preserved the number of State House representatives.

By J.M. Lawrence

State Representative John F. Dolan, an Ipswich Republican, single-handedly killed the measure to trim the number representatives in the State House from 240 to 160.

Sam Most, 82, musician who brought flute to modern jazz

Sam Most’s “Undercurrent Blues” and new technique inspired many jazz flutists.

By Peter Keepnews

Mr. Most, a flutist who helped bring his instrument into the modern jazz mainstream, died June 13 in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Martin Bernal, 76, ‘Black Athena’ scholar

Mr. Bernal was a British-born and Cambridge-educated polymath who taught Chinese political history at Cornell.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Bernal’s “Black Athena” argued the African and Semitic lineage of Western civilization had been scrubbed from ancient Greece records by racist historians.

Sunday Arts


Paul Feig loves Boston in ‘The Heat’

Paul Feig found Boston to his liking while he was here last summer shooting “The Heat.” the film stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, and a host of local actors.

By Meredith Goldstein

“The Heat,” the new Boston crime comedy by “Freaks and Geeks” creator and “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig, is a few love letters at once.

Art Review

In Met retrospective, Price is so right

“1914” (1983)  by Ken Price.

By Sebastian Smee

East Coast audiences are finally getting a chance to see the curves of Ken Price’s steroidal sculptures at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Embracing cabaret and the Cape

By Patti Hartigan

Joanna Gleason will perform “An Evening With Joanna Gleason” at the Art House in Provincetown.

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Quinn Sullivan: Blues guitar wunderkind

By Benjamin Soloway


James Gandolfini: The face of an actor

By Matthew Gilbert


Do characters have to change?

By Matthew Gilbert

Buddying up

By Saul Austerlitz

Top Picks

Head over heels

By Tom Russo

Game On

Taking on games that demean women

By Jesse Singal

history repeating

At Tanglewood, still a lovely blend of art and atmosphere

By David Weininger

Summer reads: Fiction

By John Freeman

Summer reads: Nonfiction

By Kate Tuttle


Best children’s books

By Jan Gardner

Summer reads: Children

By Liz Rosenberg

My Instagram: Nei Andrade

By Christopher Muther

the one thing

Delightful deliveries

By Marni Elyse Katz


John Galliano: the apology tour

By Christopher Muther

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert


Hidden dimensions from the Calder Quartet

By David Weininger


Ravi Coltrane’s band goes with the flow

By Jon Garelick


David O. Russell: McLean the ‘gold standard’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel is set to go

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Liv Tyler joins cast of Tom Perrotta’s ‘Leftovers’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


A ‘Devil’-ish cover from the Adam Ezra Group

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Details about ‘Vineyard’ reality show emerge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Olive Kitteridge’ will set up shop on Cape Ann

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jonny Orsini talks about kissing Nathan Lane

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein



Enjoying Nantucket in three ways

There are sunsets for two — like the one this couple enjoys on a dock at Wauwinet resort.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Looking for romance? Love history? Crave adventure? Here are three ways to explore Nantucket.

Martha’s Vineyard for the thrifty

There is such a thing as a free ride: at the carousel in Oak Bluffs, if you grab the brass ring.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The bucolic island isn’t cheap, but can be affordable for those who leave the car, take the bus, and go the casual route.

Touring the galleries of Nantucket

The bright, atmospheric rooms of Old Spouter Gallery show off paintings and folk art to equal advantage.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Nantucket has been home to an art colony since the 1920s, and work by natives and locals abounds in the island’s galleries.

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If You go . . .

If you go to Israel

If you go . . .

If you go to Campobello Island

Food Finds | PHOENIX

Native American cuisine in Phoenix

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

In the Know

MIT students reinvent the hotel lobby

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Site Seeing

Jethro Coffin House tells tale of old Nantucket

By Patricia Harris

Here, There, and Everywhere

From North Shore Pride Parade to digital maps

the list

The List: hotel amenities

By Necee Regis

antiques & collectibles

Antiques & Collectibles

By Virginia Bohlin



The bee keepers

By Scott Helman

How a Harvard scientist, a sixth-generation bee whisperer, and a retired entrepreneur joined forces to rescue an embattled insect and save the American food supply.

David Mugar’s magnificent obsession

“In the best possible way, I think of David as a big kid whose absolute favorite holiday in the entire world is the Fourth of July,” Pops conductor Keith Lockhart says of David Mugar, shown in Cambridge overlooking the skyline of the city he loves.

By Eric Moskowitz

How a love of firefighting and, yes, logistics led one man to launch the city’s beloved Fourth of July tradition, now turning 40.

Globe magazine

The NASCAR dreams of Paulie Harraka

Paulie Harraka chose the North End as his home base  — instead of North Carolina NASCAR country — to be close to entrepreneurial partners like MC10.

By Shira Springer

Take one charismatic 23-year-old driver. Add 60-plus investors and a handful of tech companies, many from Boston. Throw in a love for speed. Can the result shake up NASCAR?

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Don’t feed the bears

By Charlene Smith


Rush-in roulette

By Scott Helman

First Person

Enter stage right

Style Watch

Tribal treasures

By Jaci Conry

Miss Conduct

Be a good baby face

By Robin Abrahams


Summer spoonfuls

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Gazpacho at Sweet Basil

Dinner With Cupid

Scientific method


What Wiffle ball reveals

By Jack Cheng

Tales From the City

A garden-variety question

Globe North

Memories of police brutality still fresh, 30 years after King Arthur trials

Everett police officers (from left) John W. McLeod and Richard P. Aiello and (far right) John T. Macauda, with attorney Anthony Cardinale, at their 1983 trial.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Thirty years after three Everett police officers were convicted of a deadly assault in a Chelsea motel room, the impact is still being felt.


City Council says no to Everett casino

Route 16 at the circle connecting to Everett’s Gateway Center, less than a mile from Medford’s Wellington Station.

By Kathy McCabe

Citing the potential impact on traffic, crime, and local business, the Medford City Council voted last week to oppose the $1.2 billion resort casino.


Pair of hotel projects poised to boost tourism

The Salem Waterfront Hotel at Pickering Wharf plans to add a new building that would include additional rooms, condominiums, and a 110-seat restaurant.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Salem Waterfront Hotel is moving forward on a plan to expand, and Somerville’s RCG is set to reveal plans to build a downtown hotel.

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Who taught you to drive?

Balancing desire for ‘infotainment’ gear, need for safety

By Peter DeMarco


Two alcohol licenses granted

By John Laidler


New budget increases services

By John Laidler


Independence Day block party Sunday

By John Laidler


World Folk Festival Saturday

By John Laidler


Cradock Bridge design hearing Thursday

By Kathy McCabe


Project Bassoon is underway

By Brenda J. Buote


Farmers market opens season Tuesday

By John Laidler


City focuses on road maintenance

By Jarret Bencks


Chamber names scholarship recipients

By Brenda J. Buote


Library hosts ‘Fright Nights’

By John Laidler


July Fourth parade downsized

By John Laidler


Hearing will address liquor licenses

By Brenda J. Buote


Dave & Buster’s hearing rescheduled

By John Laidler


Andover Conservation hosts campers

By Brenda J. Buote


Pertussis cases at schools confirmed

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Plans for rail trail advance

By David Rattigan


Hearing on boat yard plan

By John Laidler


Town landing work gets grant

By David Rattigan


Farmers market opens Saturday

By Brenda J. Buote


Health Department warns of Lyme disease

By David Rattigan


UMass robotics team is first

By Karen Sackowitz


Artificial turf work begins at Piper Field

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Manager accused of theft

By Karen Sackowitz


Event celebrates cancer survivors

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Stevens Pond passes available

By Brenda J. Buote


Longtime chief assessor retires

By John Laidler


Ice cream social for seniors

By John Laidler


Interim administrator made official

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Quincy under construction

Utility work on Cottage Street and the parking spots there that will become a high-rise.

By Jessica Bartlett

The $1.6 billion redevelopment of downtown Quincy is about to become a lot more conspicuous with the official groundbreaking Monday.

Towns deal with shrinking lifeguard pool

A shortage of applicants has made it hard for municipalities and the state DCR to fill lifeguard chairs.

By Meg Murphy

Recreation officials say they are having a difficult time finding qualified youths to be lifeguards, a once-coveted summertime beach job.


St. Frances group to file final appeal

Sunday services at St. Frances X. Cabrini in 2011. Parishioners have held vigil at the church building since the announcement that it would be closed in 2004.

By Jessica Bartlett

Parishioners engaged in a nine-year-long fight to save their church in Scituate say they will file one final appeal to the highest Vatican court.

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Beverly Beckham

Friend’s move leaves an empty space

By Beverly Beckham

Community Bulletin Board

By Anne M. Steele


By Marvin Pave

Dining Out

A taco showdown in Exeter, N.H.

By Joel Brown


No fireworks, but party goes on

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Athletic fields study approved

By Jennette Barnes


Voters to decide on override in special election

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Two to share athletic director duties

By Jessica Bartlett


Town administrator’s contract extended

By Johanna Seltz


Middle school accepted into MSBA program

By Jessica Bartlett


Slot machine referendum set

By John Laidler


Town refunding beach stickers

By Rebecca Delaney


While waiting for the train, plan

By Juliet Pennington


Water balloon fight

By John Laidler


Arts and community center opens

By Dave Eisenstadter


Zip Trip coming to town

By Katherine Finnell


Fingerprinting rules

By John Laidler


Progress on Simon Hill development

By Juliet Pennington


Town fireworks are a go

By Paul E. Kandarian


Coughlin recovering from stroke

By Johanna Seltz


Walk highlights wild edibles

By Paul E. Kandarian


Farmers market on Saturdays

By Johanna Seltz


Community gardens to open

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Town offices move

By John Laidler


E. coli found in untreated water

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Safety belt campaign results

By Katherine Finnell


New town manager settling in

By Jean Lang


Farmers market opens for second season

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Pie company leaves farmers market

By Jessica Bartlett

East Bridgewater

Fired police officer reinstated

By Rich Fahey


Pre-school may close for low enrollment

By Dave Eisenstadter

West Bridgewater

Community mourns officer’s death

By Rich Fahey


Voters approve repairs, computers

By Rich Fahey


Cranberry Cove beach opens

By John Laidler


New museum opens Thursday

By Jennette Barnes


Liquor license transferred

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Library facing cutbacks

By Emily Sweeney


Town Meeting approves tight budget

By Emily Sweeney


City testing more credit-card parking meters

By Deirdre Fernandes

Globe West

After 75 years, Tilly & Salvy’s legacy lives on

Ciccarelli family members (from left) Rick, Fran, Bob, and Ryan are following in the footsteps of Matilda and Salvatore.

By Lenny Megliola

Salvatore Ciccarelli built his store from a farmstand in 1938. Seventy-five years later, customers are still coming to Tilly and Salvy’s.


School chief’s contract renewed

By Evan Allen

The Minuteman School Committee voted Tuesday to renew Superintendent Edward Bouquillon’s contract for another year.

Four school districts advance bids for state repair funds

By John Laidler

Schools in the Medford, Hamilton-Wenham Regional, Pentucket Regional, and Westford districts were invited into a state accelerated repair program.

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Homeless housing bid decried

By Evan Allen

Poch drops bid for Sudbury selectman

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Nurse to discuss Lyme disease, ticks

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Alliance honors community leaders

By Brock Parker


Openings on new override committee

By Brock Parker


Articles would speed up payments

By Matt Gunderson


Board to review plans for new fire station

By Jennifer Roach


District hires new athletic director

By Brock Parker


Dukakis to lead health care forum

By Brock Parker


Interim seat opens on library board

By Nancy Shohet West


Town plans July Fourth festivities

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Bicentennial Band strikes up summer series

By Brock Parker


Per-pupil spending tops state average

By Matt Gunderson


Deadline for conservation opening

By Andrew Clark


Town closes offices for relocation

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Seminar focuses on body image

By Jaclyn Reiss


Developer appealing denial of permit

By Jennifer Roach


Vote tomorrow on school funding

By Davis Bushnell


Trestan to lead ADL’s regional office

By Jaclyn Reiss


State seeks details on bikeway link

By Nancy Shohet West


Vote OK’s tax break for uniQure

By Brock Parker


Farmers market returns for summer

By Nancy Shohet West


Call for ‘shop-local’ effort Thursday

By Jaclyn Reiss


Town, statewide elections Tuesday

By Rachel Lebeaux


New director at Bare Hill Pond

By Davis Bushnell


New site offers one-stop browsing

By Jaclyn Reiss


Nunes receives town scholarship

By Calvin Hennick


Talk on landscape history Saturday

By Jaclyn Reiss


Seats open on finance, park boards

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


City lifts outdoor watering limits

By Calvin Hennick


Library has free museum passes

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Conservation land may be water source

By Matt Gunderson


Police to focus on bike, pedestrian safety

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Senate election voting at high school

By Matt Gunderson


Town seeks help with master plan

By Abby Jordan


Consultant to guide search for top aide

By Calvin Hennick


Interim seat opens on library board

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Alzheimer’s presentation at Senior Center

By Jennifer Roach


Vote to confirm field funding Wednesday

By Rachel Lebeaux


Library to close for fire-sprinkler repairs

By Rachel Lebeaux


School district offers summer institute

By Rachel Lebeaux


Lions to host carnival next weekend

By Ellen Ishkanian


A magical start for summer reading

By Ellen Ishkanian


Free summer concerts at gazebo

By Abby Jordan


Farm to host summer camps

By Rachel Lebeaux


Town plans fireworks for July 3

By Ellen Ishkanian


‘Dough-raiser’ for King Philip music

By Rachel Lebeaux


Show to kick off summer reading

By Rachel Lebeaux


Library offers summer-reading prizes

By Abby Jordan