Salem, MA -- 10/08/17 -- Brittany Rose, a visitor from Orlando, walks around the street dressed as a witch during Salem Haunted Happenings, on October 8, 2017, in Salem, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

Brittany Rose, who traveled from Orlando with sister Kristin (left), is in the spirit.

Wicked good times in the Witch City

As thousands flock to Salem for Halloween fun, safety and traffic are the primary concerns for city officials.By Linda Greenstein

THE ARGUMENT

Should Amesbury ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

Read two views, then vote in out poll.

INFORMER

Dance to local music in Newburyport to help others in need

The Pennies for Poverty Music for Change event is Nov. 4, and will include live and silent auctions.

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Amesbury ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

Read two views, then vote in out poll.

Wicked good times in the Witch City

As thousands flock to Salem for Halloween fun, safety and traffic are the primary concerns for city officials.

Heading to Salem on Halloween?

Here’s some tips for Tuesday, Oct. 31.

ON THE MOVE

Advice from the ‘masters’: Staying active as we age

Local “masters” athletes – generally defined as folks older than 50 — offer tips on staying active.

Malden looks to control short-term rentals

City Councilor John Matheson proposed an initiative that would require the building commissioner to report the number of homes renting rooms for less than 30 days.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Jake Cassidy led Westfield State to a 33-21 footwall win over Fitchburg State.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD

Sawyers help build historic streak at Hamilton-Wenham

The Hamilton-Wenham girls cross country team’s streak of victories in 145 consecutive dual meets has a lot to do with the coaching foundation provided by two brothers.

BEVERLY

Beverly expands compost pickup citywide

After a successful two-year pilot program, the city has made the compost collection permanent.

ANDOVER

Andover Community Trust hosts affordable housing forum

A panel of experts with speak at the Andover Public Safety Center on Nov. 2.

BURLINGTON

Biotech company opens new center in Burlington

MilliporeSigma’s new 280,000 square foot Life Sciences Center on Wheeler Road has nearly 1,000 employees.

IPSWICH

Deadline to vote at Special Town Meeting approaches

Residents have until Friday, Oct. 27, to register for the Nov. 7 meeting, which will consider speed limit changes, emergency parking bans, and $125,000 for Fire Department safety equipment.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Manchester votes to cut on-street parking spaces

A citizens’ petition that eliminated approximately 30 on-street parking spaces on a section of Beach Street passed by a 174-141 margin at a Special Town Meeting.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A motorist is enamored by the moon, thieves target some odd items indeed, and other tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com.

On The Move

ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/GPoB_22zorec01_zo.jpg Advice from the ‘masters’: Staying active as we age

Local “masters” athletes – generally defined as folks older than 50 — offer tips on staying active.

Globe North Community News

WINCHESTER

Orchids in bloom at Winchester show

The show at Mahoney’s Garden Center from Nov. 3 to 5 will display orchids from New England and around the world.

WEST NEWBURY

West Newbury to vote on salary for new town manager position

A Special Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the Town Hall Annex, 379 Main St.

SOMERVILLE

New Somerville policy requires transparent surveillance

Somerville is one of 20 cities and two states to work with the American Civil Liberties Union to develop the transparency policy.

South

Dottie Fulginiti, vice chair of the Easton Board of Selectmen, prepares for a meeting at Town Hall in Easton, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Beckham_22zobeckham01_zo.jpg Talking beats texting, and yet we text

Even though we can speak faster than we can type, even though we can get our message across more accurately with the spoken word than with the abbreviated printed ones, and even though our spoken words never get lost in cyberspace, we choose text over talk.

Interactive Graphic

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.