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Lisa Bradulina and her daughter, Sophia, of Norwood, walk under a Weeping Willow tree by the pond in Francis William Bird Park in Walpole.

Tranquil magic just a day trip away from Boston

These destinations in Groton, Walpole, and Newbury offer a chance for contemplation.By Hattie Bernstein

The Argument

Two views on whether the voting age should be lowered in municipal elections to 16 or 17

Should the voting age be lowered in municipal elections to 16 or 17? Read two views and vote in our online poll.

LOCAL FARE

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Brockton recent-weds Mark Thompson and O’Keelia Tulloch, along with two other family members, opened Flava Jamaica in Brockton in May.

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SUBURBAN HANDBOOK: SUMMER ADVENTURES

Tour some of the nation’s firsts — in our suburbs

Inlaws coming into town? Plan a tour that shows Greater Boston’s historical highlights.

Abington teen Etienne Bourgoin stays the course with his summer work

With a scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University in hand, he continues to hone swing and golf game.

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... Julie Rotondi, Thayer Academy/University of Florida tennis

The Hingham native directed the Tiger girls’ basketball team to three straight ISL titles, No. 1 ranked tennis player in New England

Shakespeare to be in Plymouth, then Hingham

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Co. presents two of Shakespeare’s most magical plays, “The Winter’s Tale” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in repertory on an intimate stage in Plymouth starting Tuesday, July 7, through Aug. 2.

Rochester

Old Rochester survey tracks students’ risky behaviors

Senior high students at Old Rochester Regional High School report consideration of suicide, sexual violence by a dating partner, and drug use at higher rates than their peers, a recent survey showed.

Beverly Beckham

Flying is miraculous, dazzling, but it is no fun

Going on vacation is great. It’s the to and from that isn’t.

The Argument

Two views on whether the voting age should be lowered in municipal elections to 16 or 17

Should the voting age be lowered in municipal elections to 16 or 17? Read two views and vote in our online poll.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

Scituate

Scituate taxes set to climb in August to pay for new buildings

Property taxpayers in Scituate will see their bills go up in August as the town begins to pay for three new building projects: the renovation of the library and construction of a new middle school and public safety complex.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Walpole High grad Cam Hanley is hitting .371 with 12 RBIs for the Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

BLOTTER TALES

Surveillance cameras lead to charges in two cases

Surveillance cameras lead to charges in two widely disparate cases in this edition of Blotter Tales.

Where else to go for history

Some other “firsts” in the Boston suburbs.

Interactive Graphic

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