Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is considering building a $300 million addition to its factory in Walpole. (Siemens Healthcare)

Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is considering building a $300 million addition to its factory in Walpole. (Siemens Healthcare)

To land big corporate fish, some use tax baits

Mass. communities increasingly are using extensive local tax breaks to convince businesses to locate or expand. By Johanna Seltz

The goal: art at an early age

A 27-year-old Randolph artist has some thoughts about getting youngsters involved in art, and at a Brockton preschool, they seem to be working.

The Argument

Should the United States ban semiautomatic assault weapons?

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

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COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

Notes from Globe South readers on a variety of stories.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Hull’s Ana Bottary taking her best shot as a broadcaster

A prolific scorer on the lacrosse field at Curry College, the 25-year-old is making her way as a television reporter in Providence.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

What’s the point? The most important position on the court

With the MIAA tourney on the horizon, the fate of many teams will be determined by the play of their floor leaders.

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Norwell’s Peter Cronin has backstopped Bowdoin hockey to six straight wins

The Boston College High product has stepped up as a sophomore starter for coach Terry Meagher.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Walpole’s Noelle Boran captured the Female Featherweight title at the 70th Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship on Feb. 5.

The Argument

Should the United States ban semiautomatic assault weapons?

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

Plenty of incentive

Number of Tax Increment Financing agreements, or TIFs, awarded by municipalities in Massachusetts.

Local Fare

Busy Wareham eatery is as Mexican as it gets

El Mariachi is a small, family-run chain; Wareham opened last year, with other locations in Easton, Taunton, and Seekonk, all owned by Jose Lopez.

The goal: art at an early age

A 27-year-old Randolph artist has some thoughts about getting youngsters involved in art, and at a Brockton preschool, they seem to be working.

Some local tax exemptions since 2012

Some Tax Increment Financing agreements, or TIFs, granted in the south suburbs since 2012.

Mark Your Calendar

Wrestling with the devil in Quincy

Eastern Nazarene College celebrates Black History Month with a production of “Ti-Jean and His Brothers: A Caribbean Folk Tale,” by Nobel Prize-winning author Derek Walcott.

PLYMOUTH

New owners renovate Plymouth hotel

Linchris Hotel Corp., based in Hanover, recently announced that it had acquired the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor on Water Street.

Interactive Graphic

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