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Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city’s waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels.

The Democratic mayor’s “Resilient Boston Harbor” plan calls for the creation of 67 acres of new open space and the restoration of 122 acres of tidal areas and parklands to serve as natural buffers during major floods.

Don McGahn officially leaves as White House counsel

WASHINGTON — White House counsel Donald McGahn officially left the administration on Wednesday, according to a senior White House official and another person briefed on his departure — ending a tenure marked by a significant reshaping of the federal judiciary but also clashes with President Donald Trump over the ongoing special counsel probe.

Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico

Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager’s accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too.

Having seen his homeland of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, Cora remains at the forefront of helping the island rebuild.

Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

HOUSTON — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won’t start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.

Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said the seven-time All-Star didn’t throw a bullpen as planned. David Price will start Thursday night on three days’ rest instead.

Red Sox hold off Astros in Game 4 for 3-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet.

Make the catch, Boston wins.

If not … no telling.

On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn’t grab went their way.

Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston held off the Houston Astros 8-6 Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Canned crab? Elizabeth Warren is unfit to lead

Poor Elizabeth Warren.

She took President Trump’s bait and submitted to a DNA test to demonstrate her Native American genealogy — and, in so doing, may have doomed her presidential campaign before it began. Now the Massachusetts senator is not only enduring Trump’s “Pocahontas” insults (at least when he’s not calling another woman “Horseface”) but also being disparaged by Indian tribes.

How Maine can better prepare students for good jobs

We hear it everywhere in Maine: Businesses have a hard time finding the workers they need. If communities are to thrive economically, they need to be able to attract new businesses and help established businesses flourish by providing the workforce those businesses need.

To solve the workforce crisis, we need to bring back or attract new people from outside the state, and we must not forget the people who are already here who need additional training or face other barriers to employment.

Helpful tips for making homemade Halloween costumes

With Halloween fast approaching, the hunt is on for the ideal costumes that will transform mere mortals into favorite superheroes, movie stars, products or characters. But don’t be limited by store-bought costumes. Making Halloween costumes is a creative, crafty and economical way to have a unique costume.

And here’s the thing — you don’t have to be an experienced crafter or seamstress to make homemade costumes. Just ask Darlene McSwine, 24, of Milo, Maine, who successfully made her first costume this fall.