Lakeville , MA- May 23, 2017: Allin Frawley, chairman of the Middleborough Board of Selectmen poses for a portrait at the Middleborough/Lakeville commuter rail station in Lakeville, MA on May 23, 2017. (Despite some early fears this year, the South Coast Rail is not dead and instead may be taking a different route to the New Bedford-Fall River area. ) (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: regional reporter:

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Allin Frawley, chairman of the Middleborough Board of Selectmen, said he is concerned the state’s latest plan for the South Coast Rail would provide “inferior service” to South Coast residents and “degrade current rail service” on the Middleborough-Lakeville line.

Sharp differences over latest plan for South Coast Rail

The plan has divided even longtime advocates of the project.By John Laidler

Mark Your Calendar

Scituate arts group celebrates sun, jazz, and paint

The Scituate Arts Association’s Summer Solstice fund-raiser features live jazz, good food, and an art auction topped by an original oil painting executed during the event.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Avon approve the $8.1 million debt exclusion for road and water improvements in its Brentwood area?

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

Latest Globe South headlines

The war on garlic mustard takes many volunteers

Botanists are working on finding a biological control for the weed, but until then the best way to get rid of garlic mustard is to pull it up by the roots and destroy it.

Murderous plant

The garlic mustard kills all plants in its vicinity.

COHASSET

Car lands in Cohasset pond, narrowly missing festival

Visitors to the 62nd annual South Shore Arts Festival were shocked last weekend to see a 2008 Mercury sedan fly into the Duck Pond on Cohasset Common -- just feet from the art exhibits and crafts displays that attract thousands of people each Father’s Day weekend.

Developers bet on Quincy Center as city dangles infrastructure upgrades

Quincy Center is a bustling place these days, with new restaurants, condos, and apartments around every corner.

Milton voters pass $3.1 million override

Voters in Milton have approved a $3.1 million override that will raise property taxes to avoid reductions in town services and restore previous cuts.

BLOTTER TALES

In Milford, big bang theory disproved

A man wakes up on a stranger’s couch with no clue how he got there, a wind chime is almost snatched, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

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

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

Hanover rugby starts and ends with the Boutin brothers

Seamus Boutin started the Hanover rugby team three years; Rian Boutin helped lead the squad to a state championship.

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

Rival teams led by two good friends

When Hanover and Milton High Schools met for a state rugby championship June 10, the coaches were good buddies.

MANSFIELD

Mansfield honors chocolate pioneer

Although plans to revive the former Lowney chocolate factory have stalled for now, Mansfield’s desire to honor chocolate pioneer and company owner Walter Lowney are moving ahead.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Avon approve the $8.1 million debt exclusion for road and water improvements in its Brentwood area?

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

NORWOOD

Norwood residents object to proposed restaurant, gas station

Nearly three dozen Norwood residents endured a steamy Planning Board hearing Monday night to make known their concerns about a proposed Wendy’s restaurant and BJ’s gas station at the intersection of Route 1 and Sumner Street.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man wakes up on a stranger’s couch with no clue how he got there, a wind chime is almost snatched, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com.

On The Move

On the Move

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A program at the Spaulding National Running Center aims to prevent injuries to runners before they happen.

North

Peabody, MA---7/1/2001-----Jack Nicklaus signs autographs to adoring fans following a final round of even-70 at the US Senior Open at the Salem Country Club. REMOTE TRANSMISSION RW Library Tag 07022001 SPORTS

Glory days return to Salem CC

Tom Watson, John Daly, and Bernhard Langer will be among those playing in the US Senior Open June 26 through July 2 at the Peabody course, which also hosted the tournament in 2001.

Interactive Graphic

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