Bill McDonough of Rockland played a game of pickle ball earlier this month at  the Abington Senior Center.

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Bill McDonough of Rockland played a game of pickle ball earlier this month at the Abington Senior Center.

Prepare to meet the pickleballers

Its enthusiasts call it the fastest-growing sport in America, and it’s taking off with seniors south of Boston.By Christie Coombs

NORWELL

Medical marijuana facility could open in Norwell in summer 2017

A medical marijuana company is moving forward with its plan for a two-story facility in the Accord Business Park in Norwell and expects to open to patients by the summer of 2017.

The Argument

Should private well owners be required to follow local water restrictions?

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

Latest Globe South headlines

Marshfield Airport looks to future after court win

A judge ruled against a lawsuit protesting the reconstruction of the municipal airport’s runway.

The Argument

Should private well owners be required to follow local water restrictions?

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

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Norton Country Club pro Jeff Martin shot a 2-under par 68 to register a two-stroke victory over Scott Hickey in the NEPGA Pro-Senior Invitational.

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

New England Shockwave players getting up to speed with summer ball

The Bridgewater-based girls’ softball program, other ASA teams, and town leagues prep aspiring players for the next level.

Prepare to meet the pickleballers

Its enthusiasts call it the fastest-growing sport in America, and it’s taking off with seniors south of Boston.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

Notes to Globe South from readers commenting on the growing popularity of World’s End in Hingham

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth looking to curb rooster crowing

The Board of Health at its Aug. 10 meeting plans to discuss with the town’s Agricultural Committee about how to address complaints from residents about rooster crowing in town.

CANTON

Canton to host meeting on Blue Hills deer hunt

The second of two public meetings on this year’s proposed deer hunt in the Blue Hills State Reservation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the cafeteria at Blue Hills Regional Technical School.

DEDHAM

Two new restaurants coming to Dedham Square

Two new restaurants are opening in Dedham Square, a development welcomed by the town’s economic development director.

BRAINTREE

Braintree’s water passes muster

The town released its annual water quality report in July, showing that the local drinking water met or surpassed all federal and state standards in 2015.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/579860088.jpg The yes and no of Pokemon Go

A very tall guy drives a car while standing, his head through the sunroof, and other unusual incidents.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com

On The Move

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Oconnor_31zorec01_.jpg The dos and don’ts of summer exercise with your dog

“Pets will not often limit or stop themselves from doing too much,” said Dr. Megan Whelan, an emergency critical care director at Angell Animal Medical Center.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/15/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Beverly_Beckham_150px-2091.png In Down syndrome’s shadow, she is perfect in her own way

When she was born, I mourned the child Lucy might have been. I know now that if we had been given the child we imagined, we wouldn’t have Lucy.

Interactive Graphic

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