The Suburbanite

An update on what's happening in our communities.

“In Tune With Picasso,” an oil painting by Edwina Caci, is part of the “Visual Inverse” show at the Plymouth Center for the Arts  on March 8.

Globe South calendar

Poets interpret visual art, a Renaissance vocal performance, and more.

Tricia Shea creates the stuffed bears in her Hanover home.

Business Plan

Memory Bears by Tricia

Tricia Shea of Hanover creates teddy bears out of old clothing as a way to memorialize loved ones.

Anne Jolles at the “R” stone on her Grace Trail, in Plymouth’s Nelson Street Park.

Up Close

Anne Jolles, unique trail blazer

Anne Jolles, a life coach in Plymouth, has created an unusual trail in a park there to help walkers reflect on their lives.

South View

Holmes Public Library, 1970

A view from the Holmes Public Library in Halifax.

Pam Herbert, left, and Ellen O’Hara of Core Asset Fitness in Westwood.

The Informer

Openings and closings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

Diana and Richard O’Melia at Bailey’s Surf ‘n’ Turf in Wareham.

Photos by Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

Local Fare

In Wareham, Bailey’s serves up land and sea pairings

Bailey’s brings in fresh fish daily, which gets paired with chicken or beef in an endless variety of combos.

Katie and Mike Brandt celebrated Noah’s third birthday and Mike’s 32d birthday in March 2011.

Bella English

Single mother spreads awareness after her husband dies of rare disease

Katie Brandt is the New England volunteer coordinator for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.



The Argument

Should the state allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates?

Two views on whether the state should allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state to attend public colleges and universities.

The Big Question

What changes could the MBTA make to improve?

We asked four people about what changes they think MBTA should consider.

Globe South commentary

Notes to Globe South from readers commenting on a range of stories.



Caitrin Lonergan has 14 goals and 36 assists this season playing for Noble & Greenough.


Intense dedication a must to land on a Division 1 hockey team

For players like Caitrin Lonergan, Samantha Girard of Dedham, and Darby Melia, a sophomore sensation at Thayer Academy, hockey never sleeps.


Nancy Detwiler, Eastern Nazarene athletic director

She will retire from her alma mater in June after 52 years working in the athletic program.


Julianna Gong, Hingham High girls’ hockey

Hingham High forward Julianna Gong discusses her game-tying and winning goals against Westwood:


Matt Collins, Thayer Academy/Dartmouth College hockey

The former all-league defenseman has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach on Tony Amonte’s staff.

Globe South: Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communities south of Boston.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

// Arlington woman attacks neighbor with snow blower

The police chief said in a statement that “Emotions may run high during a historic weather event... but that is no excuse for violence.”

Cartoon Caption Contest

// MIT Maze

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

Globe South Community News


Last day of school in Hull pushed to June 30

Snow days will be distant memories by the time classes end in Hull this year, since the last day of school has been pushed back to June 30, according to Superintendent Kathleen Tyrell. In addition, the town’s public schools will be open half a day for grades one through 12 on Saturday, March 7, to help make up for the 10 snow days accumulated so far, Tyrell said. Because Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, there will be no tests or major projects that day, she said. Hull was hit hard by the recent snowstorms, with some side streets still impassable last week, according to Town Manager Philip Lemnios. A crew from the New York Department of Transportation early last week brought equipment to help dig out the peninsula, and members of the Hull High School basketball team helped shovel out the town’s senior center and homes of senior citizens. Lemnios has been writing daily updates on the town’s website, with weather-themed literary references that he challenged residents to identify. One example: Thoreau’s “We are hunters pursuing the summer on snowshoes and skates, all winter long. There is really but one season in our hearts.” Hull public school students will experience summer in the classroom this year, thanks to the winter storms.


Residents of Marshfield’s Rexhame Terrace appeal beach-ownership verdict

Residents of Marshfield’s Rexhame Terrace neighborhood who lost a dispute with the town over ownership of part of Rexhame Beach have appealed the Dec. 31 Land Court verdict that declared the beach town-owned.

Horses evacuated safely after Stoughton farm roof collapse

The farm’s staff, 33 horses, and two barn cats were all evacuated safely over three hours after the partial roof collapse.


Westwood complex sets date for opening

The long-anticipated opening of University Station is scheduled for next month.

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