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About 2 million visitors pass through Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor during a short tourist season.

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A five-hour drive from Boston, the area’s economy relies on visitors who plan to stay overnight or longer.

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September and October revenues are estimated at about 30 percent of what local businesses bring in each year.

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Said Tara Harbert, a national park ranger at Acadia: “We love being back to work.”

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At Quality Inn, sales fell about $15,000 compared with last year’s, said general manager Nancy Tibbetts.

// Near Acadia National Park, shutdown’s effects will linger

The government shutdown coincided with the peak of the fall season, including the long Columbus Day weekend.

// Tea Party’s shutdown tactics pose new challenges for GOP

Said Fergus Cullen, former Republican Party chairman in New Hampshire: “Every Republican will get slaughtered. They will all suffer for the sins of one or two.”

//[1]--90x90.jpg Tornado-wracked town hails raising of fallen steeple

More than two years after a tornado devastated Monson, the steeple was a sign that things had been set right, many said.

// Coakley takes tough stand on Dookhan sentence

AG Martha Coakley’s office said in a court filing that former state chemist Annie Dookhan should serve up to seven years in prison for her transgressions.

Red Sox 4, Tigers 3

Red Sox take 3-2 lead in ALCS

Mike Napoli scored twice in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

Koji Uehara retired all five batters he faced for his fourth save of the postseason, and the Red Sox are now one win away from heading to the World Series.

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Red Sox are exactly where they want to be

The Sox put themselves in position to capture the flag by beating the Tigers, 4-3, in another grueling, midnight-hour carnival ride.

Clockwise, from left: Carlton Fisk and Luis Tiant’s exploits in 1975 dwarfed the mayoral race between challenger Joseph Timilty and incumbent Kevin White.

Red Sox run could overshadow mayoral race

In a city obsessed with baseball and politics, baseball almost always wins — at least when it comes to voters’ attention.

Kevin Cullen

New flavor comes to Adams Corner

It made perfect sense to open a soul food joint in the middle of the most Irish neighborhood in the city, right?



// Counsel for self-pitying city councilors

One contract controversy barely ends before the next begins, or so it seems to several members of the Boston City Council.


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Aaron Hernandez attended a pretrial court hearing in Fall River earlier this month.

Aaron Hernandez defense slams DA

Lawyers for the former Patriot said prosecutors have filed a frivolous motion to have the judge currently assigned to the murder case step aside.

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Karole Armitage brings her work “Rave” (pictured) to her troupe’s ICA program.

Armitage adds color to her choreography

Choreographer Karole Armitage’s “Rave,” which her company Armitage Gone! Dance will perform at the Institute of Contemporary Art, delights in the offbeat and unexpected.