A technician checks on a marijuana plant growing at In Good Health’s warehouse; the company is waiting for a license to open a dispensary at the site.

David Noble, president of In Good Health, explains the growing process of medical marijuana in Brockton.

Finally, some can buy medical marijuana in Massachusetts

Almost 32 months after law was approved, pot was sold legally last week to patients in Salem from the first dispensary to open in the state. By Steven A. Rosenberg

Two views on whether the Massachusetts state legislator’s term should be extended to four years

Should the Massachusetts state legislator’s term be extended to four years? Read two views and vote in our online poll.

What to do this Fourth of July weekend

A sampling of fireworks displays, concerts, road races, parades, and other happenings in the south suburbs during this Fourth of July weekend.

Latest Globe South headlines

Norwood

Norwood High has a new principal

It is a changing of the guard at Norwood High School as Jonathan Bourn takes over as principal.

Sharon

Sharon native appointed police chief

Tilden Kaufman, a Sharon native, has been named chief of the Sharon Police Department by the Board of Selectmen.

Mansfield

Mansfield names principal as assistant schools chief

The Mansfield School Committee has again tapped an inside candidate as a top administrator with the selection of Teresa Murphy, the principal of the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School, as the new assistant school superintendent.

What do you think?

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Plymouth

Plymouth to host annual fishing competition

Plymouth-area residents can join in an upcoming fishing competition and also hear from a noted expert on great white sharks.

Quincy

New park brings celebration in Quincy

Officials from Quincy and the Army Corps of Engineers recently celebrated the opening of Passanageset Park, located at Broad Meadows Marsh.

Weymouth

South Weymouth group to hold meeting on proposed override of tax limit

A South Weymouth neighborhood group is holding an information meeting on July 8 about the proposed Proposition 2 ½ override – the town’s first tax-limit override vote since 1990.

East Bridgewater

Manufacturing firm moves from Rockland to East Bridgewater

A Rockland manufacturing firm plans to relocate to East Bridgewater with the help of a local tax break that recently earned state approval.

Two views on whether the Massachusetts state legislator’s term should be extended to four years

Should the Massachusetts state legislator’s term be extended to four years? Read two views and vote in our online poll.

STATE TOURNAMENT MOMENTS

From 10-10 to state champions, what a run for Norwood High baseball

The Mustangs ripped off six straight wins for their first title in 72 wins. Division 2 champ Middleboro mastered walkoff wins.

Local students are finalists in ‘Genes in Space’ competition

Three high schoolers from the south suburbs will shoot for the stars this month, presenting at the 2015 International Space Station Research & Development Conference as finalists in the first “Genes in Space” competition.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Campus Angle: Riley Cachlin, Westwood High/Bridgewater State women’s lacrosse

The senior attack paced Division 3 in assists (70) and helped power the Bears to their fourth straight NCAA tourney berth.

Blotter tales

Blotter tales

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A pig gives chase, a dog walker makes an unsavory threat, and a toddler’s life is saved in this edition of Blotter Tales.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/28/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/200_vintage_baseball.jpg Vintage base ball a big hit with Methuen brothers

Nineteenth century rules (no gloves), old uniforms, and fun-loving aged players a perfect fit for Brian and Chris Sheehy.

Interactive Graphic

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