xxsoplymouth400 - An artist's rendering of the Plymouth Center waterfront in the early 1900s before the clearing of the wharves and commercial buildings for the Tercentenary celebration. (Pilgrim Hall Museum)

Pilgrim Hall Museum

An artist's rendering of the Plymouth Center waterfront in the early 1900s, before the wharves and commercial buildings were cleared ahead of the town’s tercentenary celebration.

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Plans for Plymouth’s 400th show how times have changed

Organizers are seeking ways to tell a complicated story, and plans have a multicultural and international outreach.By Robert Knox

Fund-raising falls short in Cohasset for James Island conservation bid

An informal agreement to turn James Island in Cohasset into conservation property fell through when the community fell about $400,000 short in fund-raising toward a $1.8 million price for the seven-acre property, according to the person brokering the deal.

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Duxbury Town Meeting approve the zoning measure for the proposed development at the former Battelle Memorial Institute site?

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Archbishop Williams girls set hoop sights high

As the basketball team hopes to win its third state title in five years, other programs from south of Boston seek postseason glory.

BLOTTER TALES

Stowing snow in Stow? No day at the beach

Things get stormy in Stow when the snow flies, a man wanted by police calls attention to himself in Bridgewater, and other odd tales from the log books of local police.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Halifax’s Maddy Barone, a Southern New Hampshire freshman pitcher, won two of her team’s five wins at a softball tourney in South Carolina.

MANSFIELD

Mansfield leaders working to trim proposed budget

Town officials in Mansfield are working to trim a proposed $95.5 million budget by about $1.4 million so that it will be balanced when it comes before voters at Town Meeting on May 2.

WALPOLE

Walpole school superintendent appoints two new administrators

Walpole’s school superintendent, Lincoln Lynch, has appointed a new elementary school principal and a new district head of student services, both of whom will start work on July 1.

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth town hall project nears completion

The $40 million project to renovate and expand the 1820 Courthouse building into a new Plymouth town hall is almost complete, after nearly two years of construction.

HULL

Hull meeting to consider sanctuary proposal

Hull’s annual spring Town Meeting will consider seven citizen-petitioned articles -- including a Trump-inspired one that would make Hull a sanctuary community that welcomes immigrants.

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Like her mom, she’s drawn to psychology

Taylor Maynard of Plymouth was among four Bridgewater State University students who presented their research at the recent National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University.

ROCKLAND

Rockland initiates new communication tool for emergencies

Rockland is launching a new initiative to communicate with residents during major storms or other emergencies.

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Things get stormy in Stow when the snow flies, a man wanted by police calls attention to himself in Bridgewater, and other odd tales from the log books of local police.

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Prominent Nordic ski tracks include the Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston, the North Shore Nordic Association trails in Hamilton and Ipswich, and the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.

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26zorec - Andy Cracknell teaching Anna Burtnet at the Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston. (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

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The quiet joys of cross-country skiing

Prominent Nordic ski tracks include the Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston, the North Shore Nordic Association trails in Hamilton and Ipswich, and the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.

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