HANOVER, MA - 3/06/2017: Medical marijuana dispensary is opening this summer in Hanover. The medical marijuana dispensary is opening next door to Friendly's restaurant ( in foreground )on Route 53 in the back of a building under arch that says

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A medical marijuana dispensary plans to open this summer on Route 53 in Hanover (in the stone building with the round turret), next to a Friendly's restaurant in a busy commercial area in the town.

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Pot shops are coming. Where to put them?

States like California and Colorado typically allow them everywhere, but more conservative parts of the country keep them off the beaten track. By Johanna Seltz

Abington OK’s 11-foot Buddha statue

Concerns were worked out, and the Buddha will soon be seen outside the Chua Linh Quang Buddhist Meditation Temple on Washington Street.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts commit itself to 100 percent renewable energy?

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

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KINGSTON

Kingston election drawing slew of hopefuls

Six candidates have stepped up in Kingston to run for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the April 29 town election.

South View: Norwood, 1969

Norwood policemen picket outside the town’s municipal building on March 3, 1969.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts commit itself to 100 percent renewable energy?

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NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Shannon Grindle of Halifax was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

After a great ride, Scituate boys’ hockey one step away

The Scituate boys’ hockey team is one win away from a state championship after an unexpected season.

Brockton museum collecting handmade social activism

The pink, hand-knitted hats sported in demonstrations around the world earlier this year have a new home.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

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

NOTEWORTHY

PJ Kelleher hitting his stride

PJ Kelleher of Walpole is off to fast start for the Connecticut College men’s lacrosse team.

BLOTTER TALES

Move over! Runaway cow!

A runaway cow wanders the streets of Stow, a woman is accused of playing darts too aggressively, an officer discovers a giant roll of bubble wrap, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Up Close

Hull woman has a bead on her goal for 75th birthday

Priscilla Beadle has a 52-drawer chest she’s filling with beaded necklaces she’s making each week this year.

BROCKTON

Brockton snags $500,000 for computer equipment

Brockton High School is getting almost half a million dollars to buy equipment for computer-aided design, 3-D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

DUXBURY

Duxbury to host solar energy panel discussion

Duxbury’s state representative, Josh Cutler, who will be moderating a panel discussion on solar energy March 23 at the Duxbury Free Library, says he considers solar power a key ingredient in the menu of energy options for consumers.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A runaway cow wanders the streets of Stow, a woman is accused of playing darts too aggressively, an officer discovers a giant roll of bubble wrap, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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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

ON THE MOVE

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It’s Massachusetts Maple Month, with many operations in Eastern Mass. providing up-close looks at the sweet science of syrup production.

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