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In a touch of whimsy, a donkey briefly stole the spotlight during the ceremony of Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor at Winslow Farm in Norton.

Offbeat wedding venues grow in popularity

More couples are opting for personalized weddings in non-traditional venues, like public parks, museums, or their own homes.By Katheleen Conti

Cahill to run for Lynn state representative seat

Lynn voters will elect a new state representative in May.

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Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

February vacation zoo events, Valentine’s breakfasts, and more.

Latest Globe North headlines

Gloucester businesses stunned when payroll taxes go unpaid

Firm is being accused of not sending the full amount of payroll taxes owed by his clients to the state.

Cape Ann businesses stunned when payroll taxes go unpaid

Boston Business Services in Gloucester, owned by resident John R. Carr Jr., is being accused of not sending the full amount of payroll taxes owed by his clients to the state.

Georgetown

Georgetown police focus on drunken driving

Georgetown officers made 127 motor vehicle stops and arrested one person for operating under the influence.

Lawrence

Bozkurt resigns from Lawrence School Committee

Keman Bozkurt said he gave up his committee post because of growing job demands as acting director of the Lawrence Public Library.

Burlington

Murphy to head North Suburban Chamber of Commerce

Jim Murphy will succeed Maureen Rogers, who headed the chamber for 13 years.

Salem

Salem seeks volunteers to keep hydrants clear

Residents and businesses can select a specific hydrant to keep clear of snow.

Somerville

Somerville library book group discusses race

In the next session on Feb. 18, participants will discuss “Brown Girl Dreaming.”

Winchester

Winchester students honor Vinson-Owen legacy

Vinson-Owen Elementary students will skate in honor of the figure-skating family.

Marijuana dispensary to open in Lowell

Patriot Care Corp.is scheduled to open its dispensary in Lowell’s Industrial Avenue neighborhood on Tuesday.

Marblehead

Marblehead hosts short film festival

The Long Winter Short Film Festival offers 13 short films on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Everett-based climbing team scores at national championship

Elliot Wiecek won his division, and Lily Canavan was third at the Bouldering Youth National Championship.

CharityWarriors gain wisdom from Ice Bucket Challenge

Five women-run charities are spreading the word on causes close to their hearts.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man causes a scene in a hotel lobby, a Donald Trump sign is set ablaze, police deal with a family feud at Toys “R” Us, and other odd tales from local 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/IMG_3190A.jpg The magic of backyard hockey

For rink builders in Natick, Concord and Essex, it’s all about spontaneous, unstructured play.

Globe North Community News

Lawrence

Bozkurt resigns from Lawrence School Committee

Keman Bozkurt said he gave up his committee post because of growing job demands as acting director of the Lawrence Public Library.

Burlington

Murphy to head North Suburban Chamber of Commerce

Jim Murphy will succeed Maureen Rogers, who headed the chamber for 13 years.

Salem

Salem seeks volunteers to keep hydrants clear

Residents and businesses can select a specific hydrant to keep clear of snow.

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.