Visitors aboard the Thomas train at Edaville USA in Carver. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki

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Visitors aboard the Thomas train at Edaville USA in Carver. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki

Overseas visitors lead to tourism surge south of Boston

A record number of Chinese visitors into Boston has led to better tourism numbers over last year’s in the region.By Katheleen Conti

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Corn Festival in Norwell celebrates the harvest and regional heritage

The South Shore Natural Science Center’s Corn Festival, featuring a variety of corn-themed food and activities, celebrates the fall harvest and the natural and cultural heritage of New England.

Brockton welcomes partnership between health center and grocery store

A neighborhood once described as a food desert now boasts the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and Vicente’s Market.

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Brockton welcomes partnership between health center and grocery store

A neighborhood once described as a food desert now boasts the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and Vicente’s Market.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Mansfield High senior captain determined to return to gridiron

Since kindergarten, Nick Martin has dealt with a painful hip condition, requiring four surgeries. But he has made the choice to play

Globe South Commentary

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

Three mayors face challenges as city election season moves into full swing

Mayors Bill Carpenter of Brockton, Susan M. Kay of Weymouth, and Thomas P. Koch of Quincy are all battling challengers in their bids for new terms.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Campus Angle: Katie Notarangelo, Foxborough High/MIT field hockey, lacrosse

A rare two-sport starter as a college freshman, she is gearing up for her sophomore season and a move up to the midfield.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Boston College senior captain Alexandra Johnson of Westwood registered a five-save shutout in a 6-0 women’s soccer win over Pacific.

Weymouth

After move to Rockland, Weymouth Food Pantry still serving

The Weymouth Food Pantry has moved to a warehouse in Rockland, but is continuing to distribute free food twice a week in Weymouth from the gym of the Monsignor Hackett Center on Commercial Street.

Foxborough

Foxborough’s Lakeview Pavilion restored after fire

Foxborough’s Lakeview Pavilion has reopened in a new, dazzling white structure — 17 months after fire destroyed the original wedding and function hall – and its first scheduled event was the wedding of a couple who postponed their big day until the facility could be rebuilt.

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... Ashleigh McLean, Plymouth North/Bryant University tennis

As the program direction for ACEing Autism, the 32-year-old Plymouth resident is having more fun with the game than ever before.

Former head of Hingham’s Veterans’ Council says town violated Open Meeting Law

The former chairman of Hingham’s Veterans’ Council has filed a complaint with the state Attorney General’s Office alleging that the town violated the Open Meeting Law by making decisions outside of public meetings.

Brockton

Brockton’s annual antidrug vigil brings crowd

More than 350 people participated in Brockton’s annual candlelight vigil to raise awareness of the heroin and opioid crisis in the city and surrounding area.

UP CLOSE

With good timing, newcomer finds fitting home at the Marion Institute

Janet Milkman moved to Falmouth from Pennsylvania three days before the first major snowstorm in January, not the best time to be looking for a job. But she found one.

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