A bill would allow ethnic stores to open on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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A bill would allow ethnic stores to open on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Bill would exempt ethnic markets from holiday blue laws

The stores could join pharmacies, restaurants, and movie theaters in being open on Thanksgiving and Christmas.By Katheleen Conti

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Marshfield wildlife sanctuary hosts a day of fun down on the farm

The grasslands of Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary host Mass Audubon’s Annual Farm Day, featuring tractor-drawn hayrides through the fields, a hay maze, visits to farm animals, children’s crafts, games, pony rides, toe-tapping bluegrass music, and a live owl show.

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Can Bay State’s fall swim season survive exodus of programs to winter?

Marshfield High is staying put for now, but Bishop Stang, Westwood and Big 3 schools on the move.


Sidewalk plans in Norwell halted

Plans for the work along Main Street are stalled while a court decides whether Community Preservation Act money can pay for the $1.4 million project.

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A place for men to talk about cancer

Men are the problem solvers, after all. How can they admit that cancer is a problem they are unable to solve?


Campus Angle Q&A: Carolyn Sessler, Plymouth South/Bridgewater State women’s soccer

The senior defender helps anchor a Bears’ back line that has recorded five consecutive shutouts.


Catching Up With . . . Mike McSharry, Rockland High/Stonehill College football

He fondly recalls directing Rockland to a Super Bowl victory in the snow and an epic title game against Bentley.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Mansfield’s Taylor Sjoberg scored his first goal of the season to lift the Mass. Maritime men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win.

The Argument: Should a deer hunt be allowed in the Blue Hills Reservation?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.


Caught red-handed behind the wheel, with a watermelon

A parking vigilante vandalizes a car, thieves steal strange things, and other odd items from local police blotters.


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

Business Plan

Quincy teen is crazy about babies and knitting for them

Sophie Basseches, a senior at Beaver Country Day School, doesn’t have any of her own yet, but the way she feels about babies and her craft is expressed in the name of her fledging business: Bonkers4BabyHats.

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

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