Hingham 11/02/2015: University of San Diego freshman Tom Noonan's family: (l-R) Meredith Noonan, 15, Jack, 18, mother Mal and father Phil with a picture of Tom. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (regional)

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The Noonan family, Meredith, 15, Jack, 18, mother Mal and father Phil can’t wait to welcome Tom home from San Diego.

A holiday with a twist: the freshman returns home

First-year students who attend school far from home will experience a heightened sense of gratitude and love.By Steven A. Rosenberg

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Cranberries are her life year round

Carolyn DeMoranville is director of the Cranberry Experiment Station in Wareham, part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where all-things cranberry are studied.

In Milton, a spotlight on women’s strides, struggles

Four powerful women told a Milton High School crowd we’ve yet to achieve gender equality.

Latest Globe South headlines

A motorcycle pops up in an unlikely place

A man finds his motorcycle atop his car, a teenager is nabbed for tossing coffee in anger, some unlikely things are stolen, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

It’s definitely not your parents’ high school

The new West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School embraces digital technology, a comfortable up-to-date feel, and captures what the community was looking for.

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Weymouth teacher tries to impart passion for good health to third-graders

Heike Mertens-Tuplin was recently given a 2015 Healthy School Hero Award by Action for Healthy Kids, a nationwide group that supports school-based healthy eating and physical activity.


State asks Middleborough to study plans for high school

The state has asked the Middleborough school district to conduct a feasibility study that will examine whether to renovate its high school or build a new one.

Globe South Commentary

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


Vacant buildings demolished in Weymouth Landing

Things are looking up in Weymouth Landing, as derelict vacant buildings are coming down, officials said.

Business Plan

In Marion, needle work that heals

Inside Out Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine uses an ancient method of treating ailments including chronic pain and emotional disorders like depression and anxiety.


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

What cost $63 million and has playing fields?

West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School: A project snapshot

Bella English

Why the color of a dog’s coat shouldn’t matter

Bella English has a black dog and her own opinions on what Black Dog Syndrome really means.

Local Fare

At Cream Etc in Abington, the ingredients make the dish

Restaurant co-owners husband and wife Craig Perry and Lenora Cushing describe their food as farm-to-table.

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Plymouth theater company stages radio play version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Americana Theatre Company’s adaptation relies on microphones, sound effects, and the quintessentially period “applause” sign to tell the story of idealistic George Bailey, who learns what the world would be like if he never existed.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/19/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/08eggs-1575.jpg The great egg robbery

Eggs are stolen, a horse gets stuck in mud, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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


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Keeping in motion, therapists say, is an excellent defense against depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Interactive Graphic

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