East Bridgewater-07/18/2017 A baby Emu at Bill Benner's homestead is held on the barn entrance by Tyler Dalton, who started a business after he graduated from South Shore Charter School called Roosts to Ranches in which he takes care of peoples animals when they are away. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(south)

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Tyler Dalton sat with a baby emu at breeder Bill Benner's farm in East Bridgewater.

Livestock sitter carving career out of love for animals

A 20-year-old Rockland man will take care of your chickens, goats, emus — you name it — for a fee.By Christie Coombs


Should the MBTA privatize its Quincy, Arborway, and Lynn bus maintenance garages?

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

Canton considers measures to end tobacco sales

Under proposed regulations being reviewed by the local Board of Health, no new stores would be permitted to sell tobacco products.

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Mansfield woman running Falmouth in memory of grandfather

A 24-year-old Syracuse grad, Shannon Mowles raising money to help cancer patients with financial payments.


Quincy and Braintree police warn of thieves posing as city workers

Police are urging residents to be wary of individuals posing as municipal employees to gain access to their homes.

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Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.


Should the MBTA privatize its Quincy, Arborway, and Lynn bus maintenance garages?

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

Bongi’s mulling putting up a new building

The owners of Bongi’s Turkey Roost in Duxbury are considering constructing a new building, without interrupting their operations.


Volkswagens galore at former air base

Almost 2,000 recalled Volkswagens at a time are being stored on 10 acres at Union Point, the mixed-used development at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, according to Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund.


Plymouth’s first dog park within reach

Plans by a local group to create Plymouth’s first dog park recently picked up steam when selectmen renewed its approval to a grant for the project.


Historical society raising cash to buy closed church

The Cohasset Historical Society is raising $400,000 to buy the closed Beechwood Congregational Church and use it for museum and meeting space.


West Bridgewater names new town treasurer

The Board of Selectmen has tapped a familiar face to fill the vacant position of treasurer/collector: Scott Golder, the town’s delinquent-tax collector.


Moody’s bumps up Raynham’s bond rating

Raynham recently earned an upgrade in its municipal bond rating in what town leaders are calling a positive sign of the town’s financial health.


Voters to decide whether town borrows $8.1 million

Avon’s voters have until Aug. 23 to register to vote in the special election on Sept. 12 and help decide whether to borrow $8.1 million for road and water improvements in the Brentwood area of town.


Leah White backstops Mass Public/Catholic girls to championship

A rising junior at Hingham High, she was stellar in goal in the 23rd Hockey Night in Boston Girls’ Showcase.

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