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The location of the Salisbury Beach State Reservation gives visitors easy access to the beach.

Down to the sea in RVs

“Life at camp is simple,” Sherry Jovan said. “We eat. We nap. We play cards, board games. We nap again.” By Kathy Shiels Tully

Business plan

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“The work involves very dynamic, physical gestures. It’s like an aerobic routine.”

Latest Globe North headlines

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Reading High duo focused on a healthy final run

Linebacker Carl Gillies and tailback D’Aundray Burcy eye bounce back seasons after injuries derailed junior campaign.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe North: Noteworthy performances

With his 49-second victory in the Last Call 5K Tuesday in Lowell, Ethan Brown wrapped up the overall title in the Good Times Summer Series.

The Argument

Should Melrose voters approve the proposed $2.2 million Proposition 2 ½ override to provide additional funds for education and public safety?

Informer: Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

US Representative Niki Tsongas and US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will help kick off River Day in Lowell next Saturday.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Campus Angle: Liz DiCesare, Bishop Guertin/Mount Holyoke field hockey

The Westford resident is gearing up for her junior season in goal for a program that has emerged as a Division 3 power.

In Uniform

Globe North military news

News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... Christine (O’Donnell) Hagan, Salem High/Colby soccer and basketball

A four-time all-NESCAC performer on the pitch, she is now a physical therapist in Burlington, Vt.

Down to the sea in RVs

“Life at camp is simple,” Sherry Jovan said. “We eat. We nap. We play cards, board games. We nap again.”

Amesbury sci-fi exhibit is beyond your wildest imagination

“I feel like the art world really needs a good, strong voice. If futuristic, Gothic, and comic art is where that voice is, then that’s important to me.”

LOCAL FARE

Best burger is but a starting point

The Sin burger lived up to its hype: juicy pink, served with handmade pickles and finger-hot herb-sprinkled fries.

Somerville

Somerville police to increase public school presence

With the start of school Sept. 2, five officers began serving as mentors to sixth grade classes in district schools.

Business plan

Glorifying the writing on the wall

“The work involves very dynamic, physical gestures. It’s like an aerobic routine.”

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Baby chipmunks are rescued, a mannequin scares a woman, a clam digger is caught, and other odd tales from our police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

On The Move

ON THE MOVE

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With cooler temps on the horizon, running enthusiasts are geared up for the cross-country season.

Globe North Community News

Gloucester

Gloucester mayoral candidates to face off in forum

Hosted by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the event will be hosted at the Elks at Bass Rocks on Sept. 15.

Somerville

Somerville police to increase public school presence

With the start of school Sept. 2, five officers began serving as mentors to sixth grade classes in district schools.

Salem

Salem officials celebrate overhaul of abandoned home

The effort was part of the state Attorney General’s Abandoned Housing Initiative.

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe e-book

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I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.