01/05/2018 GLOUCESTER, MA Katerina Kariores (cq) (left) and her boyfriend Mike Paul (cq) survey the damage on their two cars with water damage in a parking lot that flooded during yesterday's blizzard at Gloucester High School. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Katerina Kariores (left) and her boyfriend Mike Paul survey the damage to their two cars at Gloucester High School.

Icy response to car losses puts heat on Gloucester

Some whose cars were totaled in the Jan. 4 flooding at the high school are frustrated by the city’s lack of accountability. By Sarah Shemkus

INFORMER

An immigration forum, an indoor flea market, and urban gardeners

At the free gathering in the Fellowship Hall at First Parish Church United in Westford, experts will discuss current immigration issues and personal stories.

Latest Globe North headlines

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts permanently legalize and impose a tax on sports fantasy betting?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

Icy response to car losses puts heat on Gloucester

Some whose cars were totaled in the Jan. 4 flooding at the high school are frustrated by the city’s lack of accountability.

GROVELAND

Election season begins in Groveland

All nomination papers must be picked up in person by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Town Hall.

LOCAL FARE

Step back in time at Nashua speakeasy

Executive chef Matthew Berry has created a menu that draws foodies as well as those interested in high-end cocktails that would make Al Capone blush.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Hear six women roar at opportunities conference

Speakers at the March 30 event in Salisbury include Judge Sharon Poole Donatelle, a Haverhill native who made national news in 1971 as the first girl to play Little League.

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

Bite in the air? You’ll find them sailboat racing

In the Boston Sailing Center’s frostbite race series on Boston Harbor and races hosted by the Winthrop Frostbite Sailing Club, diehard sailors harness the wind while battling the elements.

INFORMER

An immigration forum, an indoor flea market, and urban gardeners

At the free gathering in the Fellowship Hall at First Parish Church United in Westford, experts will discuss current immigration issues and personal stories.

HIGH SCHOOL NORDIC SKIING

Trying to follow — and pass — the leading skiers

Nordic skiers not on the dominant Concord-Carlisle team strive to hang with its leaders, then break past them at the end.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Marcos Echevarria, a Nichols College basketball star, repeated as Commonwealth Coast Conference player of the year.

BURLINGTON

Luxury hotel opens in Burlington

The Archer Hotel Burlington includes a kitchen and bar, a house art collection featuring works by local artists, and over 7,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space.

GLOUCESTER

Marijuana forums to be held at Gloucester middle school

Dr. Ruth Potee will talk about addiction, vaping, and more with students and parents on March 2.

MEDFORD

Medford mayor appointed to two state boards

Stephanie M. Burke will serve on the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s board of directors and the governor’s Local Government Advisory Commission.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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A raccoon traps someone inside a house, a sheep gets a bucket stuck on its head, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CAPTION CONTEST

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/PeterWallace_25nocartoon_01_no.jpg Lobster Stroll

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

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In the Boston Sailing Center’s frostbite race series on Boston Harbor and races hosted by the Winthrop Frostbite Sailing Club, diehard sailors harness the wind while battling the elements.

Globe North Community News

STONEHAM

Stoneham restaurants offer deals for Eats Week

Organized by the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, the March 5-11 event is intended to showcase the town’s varied dining establishments.

WESTFORD

Westford shares state grant to restore Stony Brook flow

The towns of Westford and Littleton received a $101,611 state grant to help fund the Stony Brook Flow Restoration Project.

GROVELAND

Election season begins in Groveland

All nomination papers must be picked up in person by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Town Hall.

Interactive Graphic

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