05/10/16--BEVERLY, MA - Solar panel array on Beverly High School's roof -Several communities north of Boston are reaping the benefits of municipal solar projects, which have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in electricity costs for some communities. However, recent legislation could set a minimum electricity bill for these cities and towns. Lo (globe staff photo: Joanne Rathe Boston Globe section: north zone)

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

The solar panel array on Beverly High School's roof helps power the building.

Cloudier future for solar savings

While places like Beverly and Chelmsford are cashing in now, new rules could limit the incentives.By Sean Teehan

THE ARGUMENT

Should insurance companies be required to cover long-term treatment of Lyme disease?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

Medford council says not so fast to development

City leaders will try to stop the zoning board’s approval of 490 apartments plus retail space in state Land Court.

Latest Globe North headlines

THE ARGUMENT

Should insurance companies be required to cover long-term treatment of Lyme disease?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

THE INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

Natalie Barros, a seventh-grader at the Saint Michael School in Lowell, won a statewide essay contest.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

See the light from Bakers Island in Salem

For the second summer, a local nonprofit is hosting guided boat tours to a historic light station.

Globe North Commentary

Readers applaud Medford High’s effort to get students involved in salamander project.

Region

‘Build Days’ projects open to community

More than 300 volunteers have signed up for neighborhood beautification in Beverly, Lynn, Peabody, and Salem.

Saugus

Comedy fund-raiser in Saugus to help addicts

The Filming Instead of Getting High Team (F.I.G.H.T.) is an initiative of Johnny Hickey, a Wakefield resident and filmmaker.

STATE FINALS

Eighth-grader emerged as an unsung hero in Austin Prep’s run to softball final

First-year starter Lauren Sablone was one of a number of young players that helped fuel their teams’ MIAA tourney runs

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Andover High junior Erick Duffy soared to a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the New Balance Outdoor National Track & Field meet.

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

In final race as a collegian, Lynn Classical grad sprints to NCAA title

A nine-time All-American at UMass Boston, Hulerie McGuffie registered second-fastest 400-meter clocking in Division 3.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Masconomet grad now pitching finer points of the game to aspiring athletes

After a stellar career at Wheaton, and seven seasons of pro ball, James Baker runs North Shore Performance Training

Check for tiny ticks when you come indoors

It’s summer in New England, which means there’s plenty of concern about tiny, disease-carrying insects.

STEVEN A. ROSENBERG

A rocky road to a sandy beach

The flooding has subsided, but much of the fill trucked in from Saugus has drifted out to sea.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/SPD_26zoblotter02_liv.jpg Come back, little garden gnome

A car rolls into the ocean, a mulch thief owns up to his crime, and other odd tales from police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/cafe%20society.jpg Cafe Society

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

On The Move

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lorenz_22zorec_04.jpg BMX racing is back on track

Technical and fast, “Bicycle motocross” is gaining appeal for riders young and old in the Bay State.

Globe North Community News

MALDEN

Malden residents receive recycling warning

Recyclables will not be collected curbside if materials are in the wrong bin or if nonrecycling materials are placed in a bin.

Region

‘Build Days’ projects open to community

More than 300 volunteers have signed up for neighborhood beautification in Beverly, Lynn, Peabody, and Salem.

Saugus

Comedy fund-raiser in Saugus to help addicts

The Filming Instead of Getting High Team (F.I.G.H.T.) is an initiative of Johnny Hickey, a Wakefield resident and filmmaker.

Interactive Graphic

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/2013-03-21T021641Z_01_PXP452_RTRMDNP_3_BOXING-BRAIN.jpg High school concussions

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

Globe e-book

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/beckham.png The Best of Beverly Beckham

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