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Members of the Blue Hills Cycling Club make their way up Blue Hills Parkway in Milton during one of their daily rides.

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Members of the Blue Hills Cycling Club make their way up Blue Hills Parkway in Milton during one of their daily rides.

Lagging in bicycling amenities, communities south of Boston look to catch up

At a time when municipal policies and investments in bike infrastructure are helping to fuel a surge in interest in cycling in some areas, planners and advocates acknowledge those efforts have been slow to take hold in the south suburbs.By John Laidler

BEVERLY BECKHAM

The world changes even as we watch, but not always for better

I love so many of the changes I see in the world. But I don’t like how we hide age, how we segregate our elders. How we hide them away the way we used to hide the disabled.

Latest Globe South headlines

Canton

Search begins for new Canton school superintendent

The search has begun for a new leader of the public schools in Canton, following the departure of former superintendent Jeffrey Granatino for a job in Marshfield.

Local measures for bicyclists south of Boston

An informal Globe South survey found that while bike infrastructure and policies are still relatively limited, a growing number of communities are moving to expand them.

The Argument: Should Massachusetts lift the cap on “net metering” to allow for greater solar energy development?

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

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY

Norwood High field hockey is equal to the task on grass or turf

The high school game is trending to toward up-tempo play on a synthetic surface, but the Mustangs still finding success.

Avon

Avon police invite residents to open house ahead of tax-hike vote

Avon Police Chief David Martineau is hoping for a crowd Sept. 12 when local officials hold an open house at the town’s Public Safety Building to answer questions about the Sept. 15 vote to raise taxes and borrow $11.3 million for new space for the police and fire departments.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Norwell theater offers free classes for visitors young and old

The Academy of the Company Theatre’s Studio One invites visitors young and old to drop in to its open house, meet staff, and explore free classes in voice, acting, movement, and music education.

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... Melissa Nash, Marshfield High/Bentley University track

The former three-time All-New England runner has not her competitive fire: She plans to run her first marathon this fall.

Lack of recognition in Hingham frustrates war hero’s relative

Herbert Foss received the Medal of Honor more than 100 years ago, but plans to honor the former resident have all fallen through.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

The world changes even as we watch, but not always for better

I love so many of the changes I see in the world. But I don’t like how we hide age, how we segregate our elders. How we hide them away the way we used to hide the disabled.

BLOTTER TALES

When your enemy lives next door

Neighbors war over everything from dirty diapers to domesticated chickens, in the Globe’s Blotter Tales.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate Eric Karstunen won the 5th annual Run for Faith Aug. 23 in Plymouth.

Lagging in bicycling amenities, communities south of Boston look to catch up

At a time when municipal policies and investments in bike infrastructure are helping to fuel a surge in interest in cycling in some areas, planners and advocates acknowledge those efforts have been slow to take hold in the south suburbs.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Neighbors war over everything from dirty diapers to domesticated chickens, in the Globe’s 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/HAHL1099.jpg Ready for a big hit, and a bubble of fun? Try Knockerball

Arlington Recreation department just one of many area venues that has started to offer a game that is gaining traction.

Interactive Graphic

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