Cohasset neighbors battle over building plan

Property owners, Ted and Khemphet Ford, want to build a house at 559 Jerusalem Road. The next-door neighbor, Peter DeCaprio, has said he’ll do whatever it takes to stop them.

In Carver, a change of heart on school

The town of Carver has been seeking to build a new elementary school for a long time, and there’s still a lot of work to be done before a new school becomes reality.

Fireman John Howard, at left, and police patrolman James Murphy, right, return a dog that fell through the ice to a little girl, Jean (Sack) Smith.

A 1949 police photo of rescued dog prompts reunion

A Facebook posting by the Norwood Police Department this month led to a reunion of those connected to the rescue of a dog 65 years ago.

Kale is served with many things, here with egg, orecchiette, and summer squash, but not with M&Ms.

Beverly Beckham

From M&Ms to kale, but not liking it

In 2013, The New York Times declared kale “veggie chic.” Last week, I finally tried it.

The event drew about 125 to Sharon’s Community Center.

15 faiths represented at interfaith gathering

More than 100 public officials, civic and religious leaders, and others gathered to celebrate the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

Globe South community bulletin board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

Globe South best bets

Things to do south of Boston.

Diners inside Rosaria Steakhouse in Saugus look out at the patio and rock garden.

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Al fresco dining in Boston’s suburbs

Al fresco dining spots are popping up all over, and most of them can’t boast scenic waterfront or mountaintop views.

Foraging guide Russ Cohen eyes a cluster of immature black walnuts in Cohasset.

Foraging offers local delicacies at every turn

Some tasty plants don’t take well to cultivation, so if you want to eat them, you have to find them yourself.

Hors d’oeuvres are served to diners next to a corn field at a recent outdoor dinner at Volante Farms in Needham.

Farm dining brings guests close to source

All are gathered at Volante Farms in Needham for the farm’s first Dinner in the Field of 2014, one of a series of dinners the farm hosts during the growing season.

Alma Nove serves seasonal cocktails such as the Sipper Del Sol and Rhubarb Sour.

Seasonal ingredients freshen summertime cocktails

Long gone are the days of sugar-filled sour mixes and artificially flavored liquors.

Jessica McDaniel, shown with daughter Annie, raised more than $6,000 in donations for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund with her traveling exhibit.


Milton photographer’s baby pictures help the Jimmy Fund

On the 10th anniversary of her business, photographer Jessica McDaniel of Milton put together 100 of her photos from the prior decade.

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.


Boston Chops chef Christopher Coombs and Bon Me line chef Jade Fong prepare food for a Whim dinner at Smolak Farms in North Andover.

Farm dining brings customers close to the source

All are gathered at Volante Farms in Needham for the farm’s first Dinner in the Field of 2014, one of a series of dinners the farm hosts during the growing season.


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Beach novel offers rare emotional insights

“A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams will reward the reader with its blend of history, romance, drama, and insights into the pyschology of betrayal.

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

Globe South Briefs


Education foundation awards grants

The Old Rochester Regional Tri-Town Education Foundation has awarded three grants to programs in the school district through the foundation’s Lighthouse Fund. Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett received $1,109 to form a Math Olympiad team, on which up to 30 students are expected to take part. A grant of $2,490 will help create a Cub Reporter program districtwide for grades 4 to 8, to teach students reporting and camera skills. A grant of $1,275 will be used to buy equipment for the MeteORRology program at Old Rochester Regional High School, where students will track weather and broadcast forecasts to the high school and junior high school, and eventually across the district, said Kathy Eklund, a member of the foundation’s distribution committee. “Our goal is to get people to work collaboratively across the district,” she said. “We look for something that will enrich the curriculum and become sustainable.” For example, she said, a previous grant paid for hydroponic tomato gardening at Old Hammondtown school, and “now they grow their own vegetables for the cafeteria.”


Land trust acquires new parcel

The Sippican Lands Trust has acquired Osprey Marsh, a 19.8-acre waterfront parcel as a gift from the Howland family of Marion. The trust now owns 28.7 contiguous waterfront acres off Point Road, having acquired the adjacent Howland Marsh from the family in 1995, which has resulted in a quarter mile of protected shoreline on Planting Island Cove, said Robin Shields, the land trust’s executive director. She said as part of the terms of the gift, the trust will work to create off-street parking, a kiosk and property marker, as well as a starter trail through the uplands to a water vista. “Planning is in the works for a future developed trail system through the property with the goal to connect Osprey Marsh with Howland Marsh next door,” Shields said by phone, as well as a boardwalk system through wetlands areas with viewing platforms. Mary Howland Smoyer, along with her two brothers and a sister, said in a press release that the marsh “is land we four inherited from our grandparents, Edward and Eleanor Howland,” and the donation of the land “honors our grandparents’ legacy and follows their intent.”


Residents reminded to limit outdoor water use

The Water Department is reminding residents that it recently imposed mandatory townwide restrictions on outdoor water use. Under its state water-management permit, the town is required to put the restrictions into effect when measured stream flow on the Taunton River near Bridgewater drops below 130.5 cubic feet per second for three consecutive days, according to water superintendent Richard Muncey. The restrictions are needed to protect aquatic life and ensure a sustainable drinking-water supply for Hanson and other communities within the river basin. The rules ban outdoor water use except that sprinklers can be used one day a week from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. only, and watering with a hand-held hose is allowed any day during the hours of 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. The Water Department under its permit is required to maintain and enforce the restrictions until the stream flow exceeds 130.5 cubic feet per second for seven consecutive days. For more information, contact the Water Department at 781-447-1200.


New parking rules for Onset

A new resident parking permit program in Onset Village took effect July 1. The new regulations seek to prohibit out-of-towners from parking on residential streets for extended periods of time, and require Onset residents to purchase on-street parking permits. Permits cost $30 per year, or $15 per year for residents age 65 or older, and they also provide access to trash transfer stations and beach parking lots. People who are visiting Onset homes in residential zones are now required to obtain a guest or visitor permit. Guest permits are free and valid for 24 hours; visitor permits are valid for up to two weeks and cost $5 per vehicle. Business parking permits are available to Onset Village business owners and employees for $10. Non-resident parking permits, which provide access to certain designated parking areas and beach parking lots, cost $50. The permits expire Dec. 31 and will be issued yearly by the Wareham harbormaster’s office, which is in the Multi-Service Center at 48 Marion Road. For more information about the parking program, visit the town’s website at or call the the town administrator’s office at 508-291-3100, ext. 3110.