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South View: Hingham, 1987

Gail Bryan on a walk at World’s End in Hingham at dusk on Nov. 19, 1987.


Should Canton ban the sale of recreational marijuana in the town?

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


Town looking to appoint a health agent

Raynham is looking for a new health agent, a position that became vacant last April when David Flaherty, at the time health agent and assistant town manager, became interim town manager.


Marino named acting town manager

The Hanover Board of Selectmen recently named assistant town manager Anthony Marino to serve as acting town manager.


Library expansion plan moves along

After several years of planning, a proposed renovation and expansion of the East Bridgewater public library is picking up steam.


Meeting backs Center School feasibility study

Easton Town Meeting has unanimously approved spending $1 million for a feasibility study on renovating or replacing Center Elementary School.


Town OK’s $300 fine for marijuana use in public

Consuming marijuana in any form on any public space in Scituate is now illegal and punishable with a $300 fine.


Marijuana sales moratorium will last till June 30

A measure to extend a proposed temporary moratorium on the sale of recreational marijuana in Sharon fell short by a single vote at the recent special Town Meeting.


Town Meeting OK’s new $45 million town hall

Dedham Town Meeting has approved building a new $45 million public safety building on the site of the current soon-to-be-razed town hall.

T could unveil plan for Quincy Center station by end of month

The MBTA is evaluating bids from developers on a plan for the air rights above the station, one that could include housing and retail components.


Meeting will deal with marijuana sales, utilities

Whitman will hold a special Town Meeting on Dec. 11 to ask residents whether they want to ban the sale of recreational marijuana in town, to deal with water and sewer line repairs, and to settle financing for collective bargaining agreements.


Towns OK Blue Hills school renovations

Plans for a $84.8 million renovation of Blue Hills Regional Technical High School will move forward now that all nine member communities have indicated support.


Selectmen pick 33-year-old as new manager

Tony Mazzucco, town administrator in Adams, was chosen unanimously by Norwood selectmen at their Nov. 7 meeting to succeed General Manager John Carroll, who will retire next month after 39 years, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.


Rhein wins selectman’s seat

After a decade of picking up trash to help keep his hometown clean, Neil Rhein has won a seat on the Mansfield Board of Selectmen.

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Stonehill junior Kacie Smith of Norwood set the NCAA Division 2 field hockey mark for goals (41) in a season.

Mark Your Calendar

Persephone’s Daughters to sing for Puerto Rico recovery

The women’s chorus from Plymouth performs its fall concert, “Soul Watch,” to benefit Puerto Rico’s recovery through the Hurricane Maria Community Relief and Recovery Fund.

School gives up fight to move to East Bridgewater

Would-be neighbors had appealed the town’s special permit allowing the Chapman Farm School to move into a former llama farm.

Plymouth house frequented by Thoreau is for sale

The question is whether a public entity, such as the town of Plymouth or a nonprofit historical preservation group, would acquire Hillside for the sake of preserving the town’s connection to the Concord Transcendentalists.

Business Plan

Family-owned Cox Engineering moving on up

The manufacturer of large air-handling units is moving from Canton to a larger facility in Randolph by the end of the year.


Boston Motel’s license suspended indefinitely

Citing serious health and safety concerns, the Weymouth Health Department has indefinitely suspended Boston Motel’s operating license and ordered all the occupants out.


The case of the feathered fugitive

A golden pheasant is lost and then found, a woman gets ditched by her date, a house is toilet-papered, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Beverly Beckham

Give thanks for this old-fashioned holiday

Once a year, all across the country, we gather, and we talk and laugh and argue and remember and toast and count our many blessings.


Should Plymouth Town Meeting approve the proposed funding for the Water Street promenade project?

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


Easton sets special election to fill selectman seat

Easton will hold a special election on Jan. 20 to fill the selectman seat vacated when the board chairman, Daniel Murphy, abruptly resigned in mid-October.


Promenade funding vote set for Dec. 6

Less than two month after it was narrowly defeated at the fall annual Town Meeting, a proposal to fund the second phase of the Water Street promenade project in Plymouth will come up for another vote next month.

Up Close

Walking to raise awareness about suicide

Judi Mori, a Plymouth resident and pharmacy technician, recently took part in the 19th annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention.


Voters to decide whether to pay for new library

Voters in Norwell will decide in December whether to spend an estimated $15.4 million to build a new public library that would be almost three times the size of the existing one and handicapped accessible, with double the parking.


Voters support high school, town hall projects

Sharon voters have unanimously put their support behind plans to upgrade Sharon High School and also approved measures to build a new town hall and make a zoning change to allow a proposed residential and retail center to move forward.

Manomet to lose its only supermarket

When Stop & Shop closes, the closest supermarket to Manomet will be a Shaw’s 8 miles south in Cedarville and a Stop & Shop 9 miles north in Plymouth center.


Group trying to ‘reimagine’ downtown

A newly-formed community group has begun its efforts to revitalize Rockland’s downtown.


Halifax seeks support for playground rebuild

Special Town Meeting will be asked on Nov. 20 to allow the $256,000 reconstruction of the popular Halifax Open Play Space, or HOPS, playground near Holmes Public Library on Plymouth Street.


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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


Globe South Commentary

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

Mark Your Calendar

Sale of Rwandan crafts supports service missions

The nonprofit Kerry Jon Walker Fund, which sends students on support missions to other countries, presents a Rwandan market of handmade wares in Hingham to raise funds for this effort.

Suburban Handbook

For the older athlete, time to throttle back

Getting older requires adjustments. That’s particularly true for the aging athlete, who must come to terms with such limitations as parenthood and recurring injuries.


Council on Aging seeks new director

Marion officials are seeking a new leader for the Council on Aging.

Muslim activist to speak at Hingham monastery

Grammy-winning songwriter and Muslim activist Ani Zonneveld is scheduled to appear at a Hingham monastery this month to talk about Islam and misconceptions surrounding the religion.


New town manager lays out his key priorities

Marshfield’s new town administrator is applying his experience as a 36-year veteran of state government to managing his hometown of 24 years.


Pickup truck goes a-splishin’ and a-splashin’

A pickup truck rolls into a swimming pool, a party guest parks badly but redeems himself, and other odd tales from local police blotters.


Hingham loses appeal in Aquarion case

The state Appeals Court upheld a Superior Court ruling in the dispute between Hingham and the Aquarion Water Co., meaning if the town still wants to buy the company, it might cost more than $100 million.


Where the cheerleaders aren’t just on the sidelines

The Whitman-Hanson cheerleading squad excels at what’s become a highly demanding sport.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Marshfield’s Jacob Maher leads the Bridgewater State football team in touchdown catches and receiving yards per game.


Gaudette’s work ethic produces on the ice

Junior Northeastern forward Adam Gaudette, a product of Braintree and Thayer Academy, leads all active college hockey players in power-play goals.


Middleborough votes yes on new high school

Middleborough voters resoundingly approved a ballot question that allows the town to borrow the estimated $103.6 million needed to demolish the local high school and build a new one, with the state expected to pick up 44 percent of the cost.


Voters unseat 2 councilors, ban recreational pot stores

Two incumbent Randolph town councilors were unseated, and residents also narrowly approved a ban on facilities that grow or sell recreational marijuana.


Incumbents town councilors retain seats

Incumbent Town Council members in Weymouth kept their seats in Tuesday’s local election, but one member of the School Committee lost hers.


Low voter turnout for three contested races

Only about 14 percent of registered voters in Braintree participated in Tuesday’s local election, which had only three contested races, one of them between two write-in candidates.

Carpenter wins third mayoral term in Brockton

Mayor Bill Carpenter won a third two-year term in Brockton Tuesday, beating political neophyte Jimmy Pereira by 1,103 votes.

Blotter tales


// The case of the feathered fugitive

A golden pheasant is lost and then found, a woman gets ditched by her date, a house is toilet-papered, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


// Big bird

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