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Lawsuit claims Poland Spring Water is committing ‘colossal fraud’

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers by saying their bottle contains ‘‘100 percent natural spring water’’ that hails from Maine.

Miss Conduct

How do I politely get uninvited guests to leave?

I like to see them, but would appreciate a little advance notice.

love letters

He lied about friendship with a woman at work

When I confronted him he said, “Yes, I have spoken to her multiple times and I have lied about it.”

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

Love Letters

Why do my ex and I still use the ‘L’ word?

We broke up, and for good reasons, and I moved away. But she still says I love you every time we talk.

From the Bar

Swordfish tacos and an Austrian pour with a pedigree

The Quarry Restaurant in Hingham has become a spot to pop into.

Ask Amy

Mom can help lovesick teen become Wonder Woman

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Two Point Pils is Portico Brewing Co.’s latest beer, Fuzzy Logic its longest-running, and Escher the name for an evolving pale ale series.


Portico’s focus is making good stuff better

The brewing company doesn’t have a flagship but puts its main lineup front and center.

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2nd defense attorney wants off Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel.

Former  President Barack Obama in July.


Obama’s tweet becomes second-most liked

The former president quoted Nelson Mandela after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

Globe Magazine

On the Internet, waiters can spill all they want

When diners misbehave, and definitely when they undertip, social media gives restaurant waitstaff a way to serve up disdain.

Perspective | Magazine

I’m tired of tiny amounts of food at supersized prices

Fine dining is more satisfying than ever, except for one thing: you’re still hungry after you’ve cleaned your plate.

Cheeses at Dancing Goats Dairy.


Dancing Goats makes some great cheese

Many of the aged cheeses are named for strong women, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Josephine Baker.

Beef with leek wrapped in pancakes (above left) and braised pork shin in brown sauce.

Cheap Eats

Reopened Mu Lan was worth the wait

Despite the bigger digs, this Taiwanese restaurant is often packed.

Recipe: Grilled swordfish Nicoise

The author lived in Nice in the south of France for a year, where summers meant grilled swordfish with the olive spread tapenade and a tomato salad. Make it all here and pretend it’s Provence.

Grilled swordfish Nicoise.


Fresh fish can transport me to France

Adding tapenade and a Nicoise salad nearly completes the journey.

The confident cook

Slow-roasting fish isn’t new, and it’s a great way to keep the flesh from drying out

Slow-roasting prevents fish from drying out. Turn the oven way down, set the fish on a bed of herbs, and let it cook for less than 20 minutes.

Christian and Andrea Stanley own Valley Malt, the largest independently owned malt house in New England.

Small malting operation in Hadley helps local beers stand out

“Without malt,” says Andrea Stanley, co-owner of Valley Malt, “you don’t have beer.”

Recipe for peach chutney

Though peach chutney is particularly good with many roast meats, it’s a wonderful addition to the cheese platter, where it can be spread on toasts.

Ask Amy

Mom wonders about live-in guy’s meds

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Recipe for crustless ham and cheese quiches

Ramekins hold ham, cheese, spinach, and an egg and milk custard to make individual quiches.

Recipe for blueberry buckle

Before the Internet, community recipes were passed to friends, daughters, sisters, and sisters-in-law on index cards. This classic blueberry buckle was one of them, written out in 1960.

The latest selections from Biena Snacks.

Biena’s chickpea snacks have a sweet side

The latest selections — covered in dark and milk chocolate and another in salted caramel — could become your new favorite nibbles.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Flexi Zesti from Microplane.

Flexi Zesti makes adding a citrus punch easy

It has two pieces: a blade fitted into a removable silicone cover, and a curvy bottom piece to collect the zest.

 Paula S. Apsell wearing the NOVA Eclipse Over America glasses.


‘Nova’ has its tightest deadline ever with Aug. 21 eclipse

“I used to do live television in earlier periods of my career,” said senior executive producer Paula S. Apsell, who’ll be running things that day. “This feels very much like it.”

Author Daphne Kalotay


Work by Somerville author is One City One Story pick

Daphne Kalotay’s “Relativity” is the centerpiece of the annual citywide reading event organized by the Boston Book Festival.

BSO music director Andris Nelsons leading the orchestra in 2016.


Make room on the shelf for massive new BSO box set

“Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon” contains 57 CDs, the label’s entire catalog of BSO recordings.

In this file photo, the solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver in May 2012.

Solar eclipse viewing events to be held around Boston

Grab your solar eclipse sunglasses and check out one of these solar eclipse viewing events in the Boston area.

Lead farmers Steph Moran (left) and Will Morningstar with a tiny portion of the bountiful zucchini crop from the fields at Allandale Farm.

Globe Magazine

Where local chefs buy fruits and veggies and what they’re cooking now

Take a peek at what’s in season at four Massachusetts farms, and try out recipes packed with summer flavor.

Ask Amy

Woman rebounds with a guy not in her league

Advice from Amy Dickinson

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Graham says GOP in trouble if Obama’s health care law stands

Senator Lindsey Graham said that if Republicans can’t deliver, ‘‘We’re all going to be in trouble, including the president.’’

Love Letters

Turns out, he has history with her friend

Anna has had a boyfriend for a year, but I still can’t help but worry.

The Pond Path at Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord.

Take a little walk with me: DCR’s Healthy Heart Trails entice bodies into motion

The DCR has designated more than 70 Healthy Heart Trails throughout the state. They are all rated as easy to moderate and are identified by distance and type of surface. Here’s a sampling to get you started. Be sure to bring insect repellent.

Amy Schumer worked on the set of “I Feel Pretty” last week.


Amy Schumer spent 3 days filming her movie at Dedham SoulCycle

The actress has been spotted around the Boston area while working on her upcoming movie “I Feel Pretty.”

Patients outside of Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire after the emergency department was evacuated.

Flu-like symptoms among 19 staff prompt evacuations at N.H. hospital

The cause of the staff members’ sickness at the New Hampshire hospital remained a mystery Friday afternoon.

Representative David Young spoke with a Chamber of Commerce leader during a visit to Glenwood, Iowa.

Democrats target vulnerable Republicans on health care

The goal is to deprive the GOP of its congressional majority in next year’s midterm elections.

Construction workers are a familiar off-season sight at resorts.

It’s offseason for a reason

In the Caribbean, the offseason is also the construction season. You don’t pay less only because it is 87 degrees instead of 82 degrees. You pay less because you are staying in the aural equivalent of a war zone.

Style Watch

What to do when there’s nowhere to put the bed?

The reinvention of the master suite in a Cambridge condo gives a whole new meaning to “take out window.”

Connections | Magazine

Lessons in tennis — and life — pass from father to son to grandson

Once you’ve internalized the rules and etiquette of tennis, not much needs to be said.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, August 14-20

The Fisherman’s Feast, Boston Grown-Ups Museum, the Marshfield Fair, and more.

Dinner with Cupid

‘We’re both a bit contrarian’

Can a contradancing girl fall for a club-going guy?

love letters

We realized we were living together and I ‘freaked’

I want to be clear: this is not a case of “I am not feeling it” — quite the opposite. There’s no one I’d rather spend time with than her.

Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Here, there, and everywhere

Family-friendly D.C. travel, and a new way to see the Narragansett Bay area.

Christopher Muther

A dozen easy ways to be a better airline passenger

We kindly ask that you quickly stow your overhead luggage, take your seat, and read these tips on how to be a better passenger.

A young guest helps out with the farm chores at the Inn at Valley Farms.

Traveling green in New England

Why not vow to become a more self-aware and responsible traveler? A good start: Skip the fuel guzzling and carbon dioxide spewing plane trip and vacation in New England.