xxsohouse - Hillside, the Gothic Revival house built in Plymouth in 1845 by Benjamin Marston Watson, a friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists. (Sheri Eubanks/Tarantino Real Estate)

Sheri Eubanks/Tarantino Real Estate

Hillside, built in 1845 by Benjamin Marston Watson, a friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists, today.

Plymouth house frequented by Thoreau is for sale

The question is whether a public entity, such as the town of Plymouth or a nonprofit historical preservation group, would acquire Hillside for the sake of preserving the town’s connection to the Concord Transcendentalists.By Robert Knox

School gives up fight to move to East Bridgewater

Would-be neighbors had appealed the town’s special permit allowing the Chapman Farm School to move into a former llama farm.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Canton ban the sale of recreational marijuana in the town?

Read two views on the question and vote in our online poll.

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EASTON

Three vie in special election for selectman post

Three candidates have taken out papers to run for an open Board of Selectmen seat in the Jan. 20 special election in Easton.

WEST BRIDGEWATER

Aronstein leaving for top post in Dighton

Assistant town manager Mallory Aronstein, a familiar face in West Bridgewater’s town government, has resigned effective Nov. 28 to accept appointment as Dighton’s first town administrator.

PEMBROKE

Town celebrates holiday season with tree lighting

Pembroke residents are invited to join in a community celebration of the holiday season on Dec. 3, when the annual Pembroke Tree Lighting will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Town Green on Route 14.

BLOTTER TALES

Rescuing a raccoon no walk in the park

A raccoon is rescued, a purse is lost, found, and lost again, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

COHASSET

Police charge Hull man in rash of bike thefts

Cohasset police say they’ve cracked the case of the missing pricey bikes, arresting a Hull man they say was connected to a rash of bicycle thefts.

Bella English

Thanks to all the women before #MeToo

All of us women owe a huge debt to Anita Hill, who at last put a name to what so many of us just called life. We also owe thanks to women like Anne Manning, who stood up for herself, and other women, long before #MeToo.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Pembroke’s Valeri hits running stride at West Point

John Valeri turned in a personal best of 31:14.13 for Army West Point in the 10,000 meter course at the NCAA men’s cross-country championships.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

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

South View: Hingham, 1987

Gail Bryan on a walk at World’s End in Hingham at dusk on Nov. 19, 1987.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Canton ban the sale of recreational marijuana in the town?

Read two views on the question and vote in our online poll.

RAYNHAM

Town looking to appoint a health agent

Raynham is looking for a new health agent, a position that became vacant last April when David Flaherty, at the time health agent and assistant town manager, became interim town manager.

HANOVER

Marino named acting town manager

The Hanover Board of Selectmen recently named assistant town manager Anthony Marino to serve as acting town manager.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A golden pheasant is lost and then found, a woman gets ditched by her date, a house is toilet-papered, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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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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Hiking is one of the best cross-training methods to prep for winter sports activities.

Interactive Graphic

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