Hanson’s Board of Library Trustees recently voted to appoint Karen Stolfer to lead the public library.
Hanson’s Board of Library Trustees recently voted to appoint Karen Stolfer to lead the public library.
Now that spring is here, Walpole gardeners can pick up their seeds along with their books at the public library – at the Walpole Seed Library.
The new Scituate Public Safety Complex is open on Route 3A, with both the Police Department and Fire Station 3 moving into the approximately 29,000-square-foot building last week.
Middleborough’s selectmen have decided against asking Town Meeting to make the Planning Board an appointed body.
Red Line stations in Quincy are set to undergo major changes this year, and MBTA officials will hold a series of meetings to share their design plans and information about how construction could impact commuters.
Norwood has selected a new school superintendent, but at least one member of the School Committee is not convinced the best candidate was chosen.
Marshfield residents are invited to hear and talk about efforts to address the crisis of opioid addiction at a meeting on April 3 sponsored by two religious congregations.
Mayor Joseph Sullivan of Braintree says his town has met the state rules for affordable housing and no longer has to accept Chapter 40B developments that override local zoning requirements.
West Bridgewater residents can hear from those running in the April 8 annual town election at a candidates’ night on March 30 at 7 p.m. at the senior center.
Six candidates have stepped up in Kingston to run for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the April 29 town election.
The legal age to buy tobacco products in Raynham will rise to 21 starting April 1.
Brockton High School is getting almost half a million dollars to buy equipment for computer-aided design, 3-D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
Duxbury’s state representative, Josh Cutler, who will be moderating a panel discussion on solar energy March 23 at the Duxbury Free Library, says he considers solar power a key ingredient in the menu of energy options for consumers.
The state has given the town of Cohasset $80,000 to study how to improve its harbor.
For more than 60 years, students have passed through the halls of Holbrook Junior-Senior High School, but once the 2016-17 school year is over, the building will be prepared for demolition.
About 20 Randolph residents turned out to voice their concerns as the company’s application came before the Town Council for a special permit Monday.
Freetown has begun a search for a successor to Town Administrator Jack Healey, who is retiring when his contract expires on June 30.
Hanover residents have a chance to hear an overview of issues facing the town and its business community over the coming year.
The solar panels going up on the roofs of four schools in Westwood are expected to start generating electricity by the end of April.
Pembroke voters will decide this spring whether to ban recreational marijuana businesses in town.
The town of Weymouth is building a new park on top of the capped municipal landfill, featuring a half-mile, circular trail and an overlook site with views of the Back River and the large sea hawks, or osprey, that live there.
Marion officials say the town will have to do without its annual Independence Day fireworks display for a second year in a row, unless community members step forward to provide the needed money.
It’s rematch time on April 3 in Norwood as challenger Kevin Pentowski again takes a run at selectmen incumbents Allan Howard and Paul Bishop.
Area residents can learn more at a conference in Hanson Thursday about how to protect and maintain the region’s water resources.
The Easton School Committee has chosen assistant superintendent Lisha Cabral to take over the top administrative job at the end of the school year.
Canton residents will vote at Town Meeting this spring on whether to grant a tax abatement package for a solar panel installation and on whether to lease property at the Paul Revere Heritage Site.
A proposal to create a medical marijuana growing facility and a dispensary in the Pacella Park industrial area in Randolph will go before the public and the Town Council at a hearing on Monday.
Norwell’s spring Town Meeting will decide whether to spend $53,500 in Community Preservation Act money to make the historic Jacobs Farmhouse accessible to people with physical handicaps.
Stoughton will be a “big” destination for enthusiasts of tiny houses this fall.
High winds and heavy seas made the annual “Snow Row” at the end of the Hull peninsula more of a challenge than usual last weekend, but all the approximately 40 boats that started the race finished safely.
Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.
The Quincy City Council is expected to discuss a proposal to study whether it should adopt “sanctuary city” status at a meeting Monday that could attract many residents.
A group of Hingham residents says it is time the town is run by a five-member board of selectmen, and it is looking to Town Meeting to make it happen.
The town recorded 118 births and 130 deaths, inspected 199 septic systems, and saved 15 opioid overdose victims with Narcan in 2016, according to a list posted on the town webpage.
Canton is the best place for a new ice rink in the south suburbs, town selectmen said in a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The Norwell Police Department wants a dog.
An effort to bring new life to the historic Tremont Nail factory site in Wareham will be the focus of a community meeting on Thursday.
Three people are running for a single seat on Avon’s Board of Selectmen in the April 11 town election, the first time there’s been a contested selectmen’s race since 2011.
Representatives of the US Postal Service came to the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brockton to rededicate a stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the school’s namesake.
Citing environmental and public safety concerns, Pembroke selectmen are opposing a residential development on Water Street Extension proposed under the state’s affordable-housing law.
Hanson voters will consider this spring whether to convert the Memorial Field Trustees from elective to appointive.
Randolph school leaders and town councilors have agreed to apply to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for up to 74 percent assistance for about $10 million in building improvements to three of its elementary schools.
Town officials in Mansfield are working to trim a proposed $95.5 million budget by about $1.4 million so that it will be balanced when it comes before voters at Town Meeting on May 2.
Walpole’s school superintendent, Lincoln Lynch, has appointed a new elementary school principal and a new district head of student services, both of whom will start work on July 1.
The $40 million project to renovate and expand the 1820 Courthouse building into a new Plymouth town hall is almost complete, after nearly two years of construction.
Hull’s annual spring Town Meeting will consider seven citizen-petitioned articles -- including a Trump-inspired one that would make Hull a sanctuary community that welcomes immigrants.
Rockland is launching a new initiative to communicate with residents during major storms or other emergencies.
A proposal to rezone the waterfront property formerly owned by Battelle is likely to generate the most discussion at Duxbury’s annual Town Meeting on March 11.
West Bridgewater voters will decide next month whether the town should buy a private golf course.
Former Easton town administrator David Colton spoke out for the first time since he was forced from the job he’d held for 10 years, saying he took a settlement because it preserved his pension benefits.
An informal agreement to turn James Island in Cohasset into conservation property fell through when the community fell about $400,000 short in fund-raising toward a $1.8 million price for the seven-acre property, according to the person brokering the deal.
Grass-roots organizers, as well as a member of the Quincy City Council, are working to make the city a more welcoming place for immigrants.
A contractor is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone providing information about vandals who targeted his machinery at a Cohasset work site three months ago – causing about $70,000 in damage.
Under a recent agreement between the two towns, Duxbury’s regional emergency communications center will be the primary recipient and dispatcher for Rochester’s emergency police fire, ambulance, and Highway Department calls.
Halifax residents will have a chance to decide at a special Town Meeting and special election whether to spend money to fix a leaking roof and improve fire suppression systems at the Halifax Elementary School and whether to do it through a debt exclusion to Proposition 2 1/2.
Hanover is preparing to seek bids from contractors in late spring for the renovation and expansion of the Center Elementary School.
Duxbury town elections aren’t until March 25, but with more seats than candidates, the results are pretty much in.
Quincy is embracing its history -- and the snow -- with a Presidents’ Day Winter Festival on the Hancock-Adams Green outside City Hall.
Plymouth 400 recently partnered with Massasoit Community College to bring its traveling Native American exhibit, “‘Our’ Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History,” to the Akillian Gallery on Massasoit’s Canton campus as part of the college’s 50th-anniversary celebration.
A proposal to build the largest apartment complex in Marshfield will face another airing before the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The town of Easton will pay its suspended town administrator, David Colton, approximately $325,000 to leave and not sue to keep the job he’s held since 2006.
A court ruling that Brockton officials discriminated and retaliated against a black job applicant of Cape Verdean descent could cost the city up to $6.5 million, according to the mayor’s office.
The stage is set for a lively race for Selectmen in Kingston with three well-known candidates announcing their intentions to run for two seats in the April 29 town election.
Three people have pulled nomination papers to run for selectman in Hingham, though so far they don’t include the incumbent.
The town tapped Tabitha Harkin of Easton for the job.
An area nonprofit plans to create six units of affordable and supportive housing in Wareham with the help of a recent $75,000 state funding award.
Five months after Hanson’s entire Recreation Commission resigned, the panel is back in business with new members.
The state is giving Weymouth $386,645 for transportation improvements designed to improve safety and accessibility “for all travel modes — walking, biking, transit and vehicles — for people of all ages and abilities.”
A comprehensive park improvement plan and a traffic master plan with consideration for bicyclists are in the works at Quincy City Hall, Mayor Thomas Koch said in his state of the city speech.
Both selectman who are up for re-election in May have pulled papers to run again.
Potential sites for a new ice rink on the South Shore will be discussed at the Monday, Feb. 13 session
There are some perks to being the host community of the Super Bowl Champion Patriots beyond bragging rights.
As Randolph prepares to open a new $5.5 million fire station in North Randolph this month, they will also be hiring four new firefighters under a federal grant.
Abington’s increased sewage capacity allowed sewer commissioners Monday to approve several residential projects.
Residents have a chance to offer input on a proposed zoning initiative aimed at spurring more economic vitality in part of the downtown.
The town recently cleared another hurdle in its plan to develop a municipal dog park.
There will be a new addition to the Scituate High School campus this September: the Lester J. Gates Middle School.
Town officials have have tentatively decided to dredge the entire pond to a maximum depth of 10 feet.
A Special Town Meeting rejected a proposal to rezone an area along Memorial Drive that would have allowed residential development instead of just industrial and commercial uses.
A public meeting to provide additional information about flood insurance policies for residents of Scituate, Duxbury, and Marshfield will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Marshfield.