Mattapoisett , MA - 9/06/2016: L-R Frank Calore, 69, of Wareham, a retired teacher with 40 years experience in the Acton-Boxborough School District, is considered the gold standard. He is with Michael Devoll, Principal of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC xxsosubstitute

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Frank Calore of Wareham (left), a retired teacher with 40 years of experience in the classroom, fills in as a substitute teacher at two school districts near his home. He spoke with Michael Devoll, principal of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, recently.

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WALPOLE

Fed up with student drinking, Walpole principal cancels dances

In a letter to parents, Stephen Imbusch described drunken students “falling around the dance floor, being held up by their peers.”

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth to begin waterfront work, with eye toward 2020

The town is preparing to start work on a two-part project to improve Water Street in time for its 400th anniversary celebrations.

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WALPOLE

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INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

MIDDLEBOROUGH

Middleborough voters to consider land buy, steeper parking fine

Middleborough’s Special Town Meeting will take up 23 items on Oct. 3, including a proposal to buy 81 acres for passive recreation and another to significantly ratchet up the fine for parking illegally in a handicapped space.

NORWELL

Norwell theater to host addiction awareness event

The North River Theater in Norwell will host an “Addiction Awareness Evening” on Oct. 1 with a performance of a play about families dealing with drug addiction.

COHASSET

Detour for Cohasset’s Jerusalem Road

Traffic will be detoured in Cohasset on a section of Jerusalem Road over Little Harbor for about eight weeks while workers replace a culvert and embankment in an area prone to flooding.

MANSFIELD

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HANOVER

Hanover residents to vote on school expansion

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FREETOWN

Freetown renovating its town hall

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DUXBURY

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Duxbury is searching for a new school superintendent, as Ben Tantillo has said he will retire when his seven-year contract is up at the end of the school year.

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