Jim Doherty (left) is a Vietnam veteran who now serves as commander of VFW Post 1046. His son Brandon (right) is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. The Doherty’s will place flags on the graves of veterans at Calvary Cemetery in Brockton on Memorial Day.

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Jim Doherty (left) is a Vietnam veteran who now serves as commander of VFW Post 1046. His son Brandon (right) is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. The Doherty’s will place flags on the graves of veterans at Calvary Cemetery in Brockton on Memorial Day.

Jim Doherty of Holbrook makes younger vets feel welcome

“I saw a lot of action in the sky . . . I got shot at a lot. I shot back a lot.” By Kathy McCabe

UP CLOSE

No argument here, Kingston’s Adam Tomasi is top debater in state

The 18-year-old senior at Sacred Heart School in Kingston was recently named the top Lincoln-Douglas Debater in Massachusetts.

Latest Globe South headlines

Stories by Kathleen Conti Globe Staff

The roads less traveled

For most students, the pomp and circumstance of high school graduation is a foregone conclusion of the past four years. For the others, walking across that stage will symbolize triumph over obstacles that challenged their young lives and threatened to take them off course.

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... Ginny Lypscon Richburg, Weymouth North High/Brandeis University track and field

The first Brandeis woman to qualify for the NCAA track & field championships, Richburg teaches math, and coaches track in Randolph, Vt.

Duxbury

Nesting piping plovers, Duxbury beachgoers coexisting

Duxbury Beach is home to about a dozen piping plover nests this year, and so far the endangered birds haven’t caused any interruption to beachgoers.

Sharon

Sharon’s 250th Anniversary Ball is just around the corner

The town of Sharon’s 250th Anniversary Ball, a black-tie-optional affair with gourmet dinner and live music, is June 20.

INFORMER

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

LOCAL FARE

In Hull, new owner of Bridgeman’s doing something right

Things have changed at Bridgeman’s. In January, after 13 years, the Hull restaurant was sold to area resident Harold Paine, who had become attracted to the hospitality industry while doing large-scale construction for restaurants.

BUSINESS PLAN

Get Home Safe provides transportation service to impaired drivers and their vehicles

Alan Powell has combined his business expertise and experience seeing too many people drive impaired to start Get Home Safe, a transportation service out of his Hanover home that provides rides for impaired drivers and their vehicles, no questions asked.

UP CLOSE

Stoughton dentist preaching laser surgery to treat newborns with lip tie or tongue tie

Dr. Martin Kaplan, a Stoughton pediatric dentist for 37 years, uses laser surgery to treat newborns with lip tie or tongue tie, who come to him from as far away as Italy.

Cohasset

Cohasset farm to offer summer movie nights

Drive-ins are disappearing, but moviegoers can take in a walk-in movie in Cohasset every other Wednesday night at Holly Hill Farm.

Avon

Avon Town Meeting to reconvene on June 9

Avon Town Meeting met for minutes earlier this month, only to vote to reconvene on June 9.

Walpole

Walpole rejects proposed Muslim cemetery

Walpole’s Board of Health has rejected a proposal to build a 3,400-plot Muslim cemetery off Route 1, citing concerns about potential pollution of the town’s water supply.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Variety of pentathlon suits Julia Marshall just fine

With the pentathlon now an official high school track event, multi-talented athletes have new way to contribute to the team score.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A runaway garbage truck crashes into a house, two private eyes are questioned near a preschool, and more 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

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As National Trails Day approaches June 6, volunteers who have helped restore trails are enthusiastic about what has been gained through their efforts.

Interactive Graphic

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