Hingham 10/02/2017: Retired Food Service Director, John Callahan (right) helps Bruce Gunderson of Hingham from the van after he picked him up from his appointment at Weymouth Dialysis. Callahan who is from Pembroke, is a medical driver for the Hingham Senior Center. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

John Callahan (right), a retired food service director, helped Bruce Gunderson of Hingham from the van Callahan drives for the Hingham Senior Center. Callahan, of Pembroke, says the extra income was a factor for him in taking the part-time job after retirement, but adds he works now “for sheer pleasure.”

Older workers are jumping at a second chance

More older people are bypassing traditional retirement and are launching new careers, pursuing avocations, or taking part-time jobs.By Johanna Seltz


Green fields, autumn leaves, and bluegrass blend into sanctuary’s ‘Farm Day’

The Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Farm Day” offers tractor-drawn hayrides through beautiful fields, live bluegrass music, educational presentations, and food.


Should Randolph ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

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

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Voters to decide whether to fund new library

Kingston voters will have their say soon on whether they would spend $8.9 million to match a state grant of $6.9 million for a new public library that officials say is badly needed.

Beverly Beckham

Talking beats texting, and yet we text

Even though we can speak faster than we can type, even though we can get our message across more accurately with the spoken word than with the abbreviated printed ones, and even though our spoken words never get lost in cyberspace, we choose text over talk.


Brotherly competition boosts Frodigh, Carey

Dan Frodigh of Westweood High and David Carey of Xaverian Brothers come from golfing clans but are determined to make names for themselves.


Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.


Voters reject ban on recreational marijuana sales

Marshfield voters at a special Town Meeting have rejected a ban on recreational marijuana facilities in their town.


Xaverian alum to succeed retiring fire chief

Westwood Fire Chief William Scoble, who is retiring on Halloween after 20 years in the job, and 40 years in the Westwood Fire Department, is being succeeded by someone familiar with the town.

What’s with adults who still play with toy trains?

The South Shore Model Railway Club and Museum will hold its annual fall Open House on Oct. 28 and 29.


Funding sought for 9/11 memorial park

A proposal that West Bridgewater spend $60,000 to create a memorial park honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks is among the items set to come before a special Town Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26.


Town Meeting to decide plan for Center School

Easton’s Town Meeting will consider whether to move forward next month with a proposal to renovate or replace Center Elementary School.

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.


New ferry service to Boston starts Oct. 23

Direct ferry service from Quincy to downtown Boston will be available with new departure times this fall.


Town Council OK’s $33 million for new library

The Weymouth Town Council has unanimously approved spending just over $33 million to build a new and bigger Tufts Library that could open as early as the spring of 2020, according to library director Rob MacLean.

Blotter tales


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A woman gets upset over a “bad pedicure,” a man lounges by the pool without any clothes on, strange sounds come from a dumpster, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


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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


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The Skate for the 22 Foundation takes its name and its mission from the estimate that roughly 22 veterans take their lives each day.

Interactive Graphic

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