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  • KEVIN GUTTING
Scott Lively, second from right, takes his turn answering a question from moderator Jim Madigan, back to audience, during a debate among the five candidates for governor held at City Stage in Springfield on Monday. From left are Republican Charles Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Evan Falchuk, Lively and Jeff McCormick.

    KEVIN GUTTING Scott Lively, second from right, takes his turn answering a question from moderator Jim Madigan, back to audience, during a debate among the five candidates for governor held at City Stage in Springfield on Monday. From left are Republican Charles Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Evan Falchuk, Lively and Jeff McCormick. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Tim Luce, principal at Maple school in Easthampton who recently retired,  says hello to students in Susan Syer's second grade class during a visit.

    CAROL LOLLIS Tim Luce, principal at Maple school in Easthampton who recently retired, says hello to students in Susan Syer's second grade class during a visit. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
University of Massachusetts football team cheerleaders head down MinuteFan Way to lead the UMass Minuteman Marching Band into McGuirk Stadium for the homecoming match against Bowling Green on Saturday.

    KEVIN GUTTING University of Massachusetts football team cheerleaders head down MinuteFan Way to lead the UMass Minuteman Marching Band into McGuirk Stadium for the homecoming match against Bowling Green on Saturday.

  • KEVIN GUTTING
A large mobile video screen set up just outside the south end of McGuirk Stadium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst collapsed early in the second half of the homecoming game against Bowling Green on Saturday. The collapse appeared to be tied to a hydraulic lift failure as there was wet hydraulic fluid all around and under the trailer supporting the screen.

    KEVIN GUTTING A large mobile video screen set up just outside the south end of McGuirk Stadium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst collapsed early in the second half of the homecoming game against Bowling Green on Saturday. The collapse appeared to be tied to a hydraulic lift failure as there was wet hydraulic fluid all around and under the trailer supporting the screen.

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
University of Massachusetts Minutemen running back Shadrach Abrokwah (22) fumbles the ball as Bowling Green Falcons defensive back Dernard Turner (18) tackles him during the Saturday afternoon college football action at the McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.  University of Massachusetts fell to Bowling Green, 47-42.  The UMass played at the McGuirk Stadium first time since 2011.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA University of Massachusetts Minutemen running back Shadrach Abrokwah (22) fumbles the ball as Bowling Green Falcons defensive back Dernard Turner (18) tackles him during the Saturday afternoon college football action at the McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. University of Massachusetts fell to Bowling Green, 47-42. The UMass played at the McGuirk Stadium first time since 2011.

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Seth Nichols, of Northampton, picks trash up at an island in the Connecticut River near the Mitch's Marina in Hadley Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.  Nichols participated to a part of the 18th Annual Connecticut River Watershed Council's Source to Sea Cleanup event.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Seth Nichols, of Northampton, picks trash up at an island in the Connecticut River near the Mitch's Marina in Hadley Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Nichols participated to a part of the 18th Annual Connecticut River Watershed Council's Source to Sea Cleanup event. Purchase photo reprints »

’Most graceful ending’: Activists gather to urge right-to-die legislation

Changes in the law regarding same-sex marriage, medical marijuana and other once-polarizing issues have encouraged advocates who hope the country is ready to address another taboo: giving terminally ill people …

White House intruder got far past front door

WASHINGTON — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came …