Weymouth voters divided on proposed $6.5 million tax hike

Weymouth voters will head to the polls on Aug. 4 to decide whether to override Proposition 2 ½ and raise an additional $6.5 million in property taxes. The town has not voted to override the statute’s tax limits for 25 years.

The Argument: Should Quincy host volleyball in the 2024 Olympics, if Boston gets the Games?

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The Argument

The Argument: Should the state allow trappers to use body-grip traps during the trapping season?

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


Catching Up With ... Adam Tempesta, Brockton High/UMass baseball

A four-year starting second baseman for the Minutemen, he still holds program records for doubles and games played.


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

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


Canton skating rink will reopen, but not this year, selectman says

The town of Canton is determined to reopen the Metropolis Skating Rink, which suffered a roof collapse under heavy snow last winter, but the town is still waiting for its insurance company to determine whether the building is a total loss, said John Connolly, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.


Electric vehicle charging station could open next year in Lakeville

An electric vehicle charging station could open in Lakeville as early as next spring or summer.


Son of Holocaust survivors helping Jewish teens connect with their heritage

Irv Kempner, 64, of Sharon heard from his parents about the horrors of six million Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II. Now he’s helped form the Massachusetts chapter of March of the Living, an international education program that brings Jewish teenagers in grades 11 and 12 from all over the world to Poland and Israel to show them their heritage.


New show in Brockton museum shines with glass and metal

The curators of the new show at Fuller Craft Museum will lead a tour of the exhibit of works in glass and metal, ranging from wearable jewelry to enamel-on-steel wall panels. The show continues through November.


Students travel to Plymouth, England

A group of 31 students from the Plymouth public schools recently got to play the role of musical ambassadors when they traveled to the United Kingdom city of Plymouth to perform in a concert.


Plan is underway in Foxborough to build pavilion in late town planner’s memory

Those who knew Sharon Wason, the Foxborough town planner who died unexpectedly in May 2015, say they think she would have approved of a plan to build a pavilion in her memory at Payson Field.


Students organize cleanup of Wollaston Beach

Students from Quincy High School’s Environmental and Sustainability Club were recently able to put their ideals into practice when they organized a cleanup of Wollaston Beach.


High bid may delay Duxbury Harbor dredging

Those who have long been waiting for the Duxbury Harbor to be dredged may have longer to wait.


Easton looking to fill School Committee vacancy

Easton’s selectmen are looking for people interested in filling a vacancy on the local School Committee.

Blotter tales


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A man drives off with the wrong car, a beer pong tournament gets out of hand, and DPW workers get scolded in this edition of Blotter Tales.

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

On The Move

on the move

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“. . . For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to fly like a bird. I thought skydiving would be the closest I could get to being a bird, the calm, serene, gliding through the air, taking in the earth below.”

Interactive Graphic

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