East Bridgewater 11/20/2016 : Matthew and Megan Krugger (cq) walk through their Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm in East Bridgewater. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

Matthew and Megan Krugger on their Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm in East Bridgewater.

It’s a budding business down on the tree farm

There are about 400 farms in Massachusetts — including near Boston — that grow Christmas trees for the fresh-cut market, up from 284 in 2007.By Johanna Seltz

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Festival chorus invites audience to sing along

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents its annual “Messiah and Carol Sing-along” featuring solo vocalists, a pipe organ accompaniment, and plenty of help from the pews.


Should West Bridgewater establish a moratorium on recreational marijuana shops locating in town?

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

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Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

New police dogs report for duty in Hingham

Pablo, a black Labrador retriever, and Pedy, a German shepherd, are on the job or on call around the clock, along with their police handlers.

In opening hockey summit, a preview of year to come

The Garrett Reagan High School Hockey Summit drew 64 teams this year, including several powerhouses from south of Boston.


Globe South Commentary

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


Marshall McCarthy set school standards, twice

Marshall McCarthy set football records at both Duxbury High and Mass Maritime Academy.

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Marshfield’s Bobby Ahearn was named America East Player of the Week as he led Binghamton’s basketball team to two wins


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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


Norwood’s student magazine show wins coveted award

Norwood High School’s student Mustang Magazine television program has won a 2016 NSPA Pacemaker Award, a first for the school.


Expansion of Marshfield club to start in March

Construction on a major expansion at The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield featuring an outdoor pool and splash pad is expected to begin in March and be finished in time for summer campers about four months later.


Quincy approves property tax hikes

Property taxes in Quincy are going up, but not by as much as originally proposed by Mayor Thomas Koch.


Randolph council expects to hear proposal for medical marijuana dispensary

A proposal in Randolph to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the Pacella Park industrial area is expected to come before the Randolph Town Council soon.


Raynham may create pet-friendly walking path

Raynham residents -- and their dogs -- may soon have a new place to enjoy the outdoors.



Bright lights on holiday display in Somerville

Jump on board trolleys that drive past spectacular displays of holiday lights. En route, tour guides share stories about the families that decorate and bits of local historic trivia.

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