Olivia Craig, 7, right, on the Buddy Bench near the playground area at the Thomas W. Hamilton School in Weymouth. Children can sit on the bench when they feel left out and want a friend to play with.

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

Olivia Craig, 7, right, on the Buddy Bench near the playground area at the Thomas W. Hamilton School in Weymouth. Children can sit on the bench when they feel left out and want a friend to play with.

In efforts against bullying, some school districts stand out

Experts point to Newton, Danvers, Weymouth, Brockton, Reading, and Waltham as places that have taken on bullying in effective ways.By Johanna Seltz

Quincy hopes new traffic signals will do the trick

As part of a $12 million traffic overhaul around a new park in Quincy Center, the city has installed new signals at two places where many pedestrians cross the street but there is no intersection.

The Argument

Will the proposed expansion of the LNG facility in Acushnet benefit the region?

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

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State rules Weymouth violated Open Meeting Law

The committee that conducted a search for a new school superintendent violated the law by forwarding only one candidate for the job.

Stonehill College takes its discount ‘Mobile Market’ to Brockton

In parts of Brockton, vegetables like those grown at the Easton campus are not widely available, even at more typical prices.

Ferry brings hope for underused Quincy park

Cheerleaders of Squantum Point Park have their fingers crossed that the pilot service from Boston and Winthrop will draw more visitors.

Curry College gets $10m bond to update facilities

Curry College will renovate its science building and create a new learning commons with help from a nearly $10 million tax-exempt bond issued by MassDevelopment.

Sheep show, ox pull, and more as Marshfield Fair opens

In its 149th year, the annual fair shows little sign of slowing down.

Quincy hopes new traffic signals will do the trick

As part of a $12 million traffic overhaul around a new park in Quincy Center, the city has installed new signals at two places where many pedestrians cross the street but there is no intersection.

The Argument

Will the proposed expansion of the LNG facility in Acushnet benefit the region?

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

For local minor leaguers, bumps in the road

For baseball prospects from Milton, Sharon, and Middleborough, the road to the major leagues has come with setbacks.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

North Easton’s Corey Pines won the Colonial Summer Series race in Brockton Aug. 10.

SHARON

Sharon library explores moving

The Sharon Public Library is considering moving to another location, after its plan to expand the Carnegie-funded 1914 library failed to pass muster with the Sharon Historical Commission.

DUXBURY

Duxbury officials say “no” to recreational pot

Duxbury selectmen have written state leaders to let them know that they, too, are against ballot question 4 legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use.

CANTON

Canton writing rules for Reservoir Pond

Canton officials are poised to create the town’s first set of regulations for boating, swimming, and other activity on Reservoir Pond.

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