A Sauchuk Farm “maze guide” stands ready to help frustrated visitors to the Plympton challenge head the right way.

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A Sauchuk Farm “maze guide” stands ready to help frustrated visitors to the Plympton challenge head the right way.

Farmers have cornfields sprouting mazes at every turn

Getting lost is typically not a state any of us wants to be in – unless, of course, we’re looking for it. By Taryn Plumb

The Suburbanite

An update on what's happening in our communities.

Abigail Elias LaCroix and Michael Lepage as the famous couple.

Globe South calendar

An Abigail and John Adams wedding reenactment, a tea party at a Victorian mansion, a one-act play competition, and more.

William Minahan (left) with Brian Martin, of Rockland’s Team Que and a Half Men.

Up Close

William Minahan keeps on cookin’

When this barbecue master first got into competitive barbecue cooking, he admits he wasn’t very good at it.

Scott Guilbeault with co-worker Philo-Marie White.

Business Plan

G-Force shipping

The company’s rapid growth pushed them to move out of a small office over a pizza shop in Hanover.

The Informer

Openings and closings south of Boston

Quincy College expands its short-term study options, an equestrian center opens in Plymouth, and more.

Local Fare

Authentic dishes, and parking, too

There’s serious buzz among local connoisseurs for a new venture in Randolph, Vincent’s Asian Bistro.

Who Taught You to Drive?

Massachusetts ban on driver texting is only sporadically enforced

While more tickets are being handed out since the state banned texting, statistics show that police have not made significant headway.

Conceptual drawings depict a proposed $103 million facility that would replace all three of Holbrook’s public schools, and combine students in prekindergarten through Grade 12.

Holbrook lines up to vote on plan for $103 million school

Supporters are hitting the streets and using social media to promote the proposed pre-K-12 school ahead of Wednesday’s vote.

Support sought for 1750 house

The Stoughton Historical Society president is pushing to preserve the Thomas Glover House — one of the three oldest structures in town.

Hull to raise age limit on tobacco purchase

The town’s Board of Health voted to raise the minimum mandatory age from 18 to 21 – joining a growing number of communities statewide.



The Argument

Should voters support Ballot Question 4?

Should voters approve Ballot Question 4, which would entitle employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time under certain conditions?

The Big Question

How will you celebrate Halloween?

We asked four people: what are your plans for Oct. 31st?


Readers sound off on issues south of Boston

Readers comment on the Minot’s Ledge Light auction, bike safety, and whether to ban plastic bags.



Canton High outside hitter Olivia Davoe returns the ball against Oliver Ames in a recent win for the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs’ volleyball reloads for another run

The team clinched its eighth straight Hockomock League title and pushed their winning streak to 14 games to start the 2014 season.

Worcester State volleyball player Alyssa Jasper.

Campus Angle

Alyssa Jasper, Rockland High/Worcester State volleyball, track & field

A senior nursing major carrying a 3.67 grade point average, Alyssa Jasper is also a three-season athlete at Worcester State University.

Play of the Week

Michael Ward, Norwell soccer

The Norwell High sophomore midfielder describes his game-winning goal against previously unbeaten Duxbury.

Catching Up With

Amy Caldwell, Braintree High/Boston College women’s soccer

A Parade All-American, Caldwell finished her stellar career with 112 goals and 58 assists.

Noteworthy performances from local athletes

A USA Junior Nationals swimmer, a sophomore on the women’s soccer team at Boston College, and more.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

Tales from the blotter

Every day, police respond to reports of all sorts of events and non-events. Here’s a sampling of lesser-known incidents from the suburbs.

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.

Globe South Community News

Hull to raise age limit on tobacco purchase

The town’s Board of Health voted to raise the minimum mandatory age from 18 to 21 – joining a growing number of communities statewide.


Biogas facility to break ground in Freetown in early 2015

Construction of a food-to-electricity plant at the Stop & Shop distribution center in Freetown is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015, says Greg O’Brien, a consultant for the supermarket company. Stop & Shop is reviewing bids for design and construction and will begin awarding contracts in four to six weeks, he said in an interview. Each year, the plant will convert about 40,000 tons of spoiled and unusable food from Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island into an odorless gas. The gas will be burned, generating enough electricity to power about 40 percent of the distribution center, he said. The plant is projected to create eight to 10 jobs. In addition to generating renewable energy, O’Brien said, the plant will reduce the company’s truck usage, because trucks that travel empty to Freetown to pick up food will return the spoilage that would otherwise have been hauled to landfills. Usable food will still be donated to food pantries.


Hingham joins fight against opiate abuse

Hingham is joining other south suburbs in combatting the problem of opiate abuse as it holds a forum on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the new Hingham Middle School.


Meal tax vote in Marshfield likely to be postponed

A vote on a local tax of 0.75 percent on restaurant meals in Marshfield, which appears on the Oct. 27 special Town Meeting warrant, will probably be postponed until the spring, says John Hall, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.

Who taught YOU to Drive?

Peter DeMarco and Laura Levis made it safely across the northern US border for their honeymoon in Quebec City.

Who taught you to drive?

Back and forth to Canada, Part 2

You don’t want to carry any weapons across the US-Canada border, of course, but what about liquor or food? And does the wool in that suit come from Israel?