Hingham monastery Glastonbury Abbey turns 60

Clockwise from top left, the “Mad Hatters” game team: Brother Dan Walters, Brother Jim Crowley, and Abbot Thomas O’Connor; more than 250 guests watched “Monkeopardy;” Mary Lambert of Scituate and The Rev. Gerald Leibenguth.

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

The Benedictine retreat house offers a wide array of lectures, classes, workshops, movie screenings, and even yoga classes.

A late August day in Edgecomb, Maine signals the imminent end of summer.

Beverly Beckham

Nothing against fall, but summer is ending too soon

Sometimes you can convince yourself that it isn’t bad — summer ending, the rest of the year beginning. But it is bad.

Julian Loring spent years studying the history of Hingham’s buildings and homes.


Hingham historian’s work lives on in tour

Julian Loring’s influence will be evident at the Hingham Historical Society’s 90th annual house tour in early October.

Walpole High boys’ soccer coach Lee Delaney watches his son, Joe, move the ball up field during practice.

High School Soccer

Father and son team up for final season at Walpole

After appearing together in the state championships, coach Lee Delaney’s son, Joe, is back as a senior captain.

Municipalities seek to regulate peer-to-peer services

The new considerations follow Quincy officials fining a local couple $1,500 after they advertised their home on Airbnb.

The 4-mile stretch of Route 3 between the Route 18 exit in Weymouth and the Braintree split was last resurfaced in 1998.

Commuters beware: work begins on Route 3 Tuesday

The $12.1 million project will fix 4 miles between the Route 18 exits in Weymouth and the Braintree split, but will last a year.

Mimi Duphily, who has beautified Middleborough for the past six years, shows some of the damaged flower pots.

Vandalism prompts calls for local policing

Middleborough residents say community policing should be tops on the to-be-announced new police chief’s list.

Tribe says artifacts discovered should be preserved

Wampanoag representatives said the “stone row” discovered on a Kingston site was spiritually significant.

Patrons may be drawn to Jenna’s Drive-In, on Park Avenue in Weymouth, by the lure of classic soft-serve ice cream, but its menu features an array of distinctive offerings that includes  mahi-mahi tacos (left) and a decadent brownie sundae.

Dining Out

Jenna’s Drive-In serves comfort food with modern twists

The South Weymouth food stand’s menu features mahi-mahi tacos and a decadent brownie sundae.

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.

Beverly Beckham

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe South Briefs


Committee to study perceptions on cheating at high school

A committee is being formed to review conflicting data about how prevalent cheating is among students at Norwell High School. Superintendent Matthew Keegan said an academic integrity committee is being formed to study results from a survey given last year to students, parents, and teachers who had differing perspectives on how often students cheat on their schoolwork — with teachers being the group that thinks it goes on the most. “Based on the results, teachers think that some students cheat on their homework, for example, but fewer students and parents believe that this is happening,” Keegan said. “We want to determine why the perceptions differ.” The committee will be composed of students, teachers, parents, and administrators, and should be up and running by October, Keegan said.


Preservation applications due Tuesday

Residents interested in filling out a Community Preservation Act application have until Tuesday to make a submission at the Planning and Community Development Office in Town Hall. Signed into law in 2000 by then-governor Paul Cellucci, the act is geared to helping communities preserve open space and historic sites. Prospective applicants can still find a packet online at www.townofbraintreegov.org/documents/2013Application-revise.pdf. The packet includes information on eligibility and the Community Preservation Committee’s review process. All applications will be reviewed before the committee votes on which projects will be recommended to the Town Council for funding.


Registration opens for adult education programs

Milton public schools district’s adult education programs scheduled for this fall have opened registration for classes. The courses range in price, from $30 to $195, and topics span from writing a resume to developing photography skills to learning foreign languages. There are also fitness boot camps and yoga classes, a workshop on skincare and makeup application, and several courses on mastering computer and Microsoft software basics. More information and registration information can be found at www.tinyurl.com/miltonadulted under the “Adult Education” tab. There will also be two walk-in registration nights at Milton High School on Sept. 15 and 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If one cannot register online or make the registration events, e-mail jtroy@miltonps.org.


New library head outlines plans

Debbie Clifton, formerly assistant director and youth services librarian at the Holbrook Public Library, was named director in July by the board of trustees. In the fall, she plans to offer one-on-one computer help for Microsoft Office, resume writing, finding jobs, using the new library catalogue, and other topics at patrons’ requests, she said in an interview. Sign-up sheets will be available in September, she said. Although the showing of movies is temporarily on hold due to construction to install an elevator, other programs will continue, including children’s programs, day and evening adult book clubs, the handcrafters’ group, and the Great Decisions discussion group, she said.