Eunice Arias Soto, left, and Juan Beras were joined by their daughter Maria Beras, right, and family friend Layla Smith while enjoying a ride at the Marshfield Fair on Aug. 21, 2015. This year’s fair runs through Aug. 27.

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Eunice Arias Soto, left, and Juan Beras were joined by their daughter Maria Beras, right, and family friend Layla Smith while enjoying a ride at the Marshfield Fair on Aug. 21, 2015. This year’s fair runs through Aug. 27.

Marshfield Fair opens for 150th year

Dizzying rides, cotton candy-coated fingers, prized livestock, games of silliness and tests of skill, the annual festival again promises to bring a joyous end to summer.By Kathy Kurtz Ferrari

THE ARGUMENT

Should Braintree ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

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

Mansfield mourns late selectman Dentino

As a Mansfield selectman, George Dentino was always quick to speak up about his passions, whether it be the need for a regional sewage treatment plant or the death of singer Whitney Houston -- which actually led him to break into song.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

Canton delays vote on tobacco sales regulations

The Canton Board of Health has put off until October a vote on whether to put further restrictions on tobacco sales in the town.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Braintree ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

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Up Close

Like mother, like son

Pianist/actress/model Juri Love of Foxborough shares the performing stage with her 6-year-old son, Jaden.

WALPOLE

Guide offers zen session at Bird Park

Bird Park will be full of peaceful breathing on Aug. 25 when yoga instructor Ashley Brayden leads a free guided meditation session at the park’s Music Court.

Administrator retiring to spend time with family

Hingham Town Administrator Ted Alexiades will retire at the end of the year after 23 years with the town, the last seven at the helm.

Mansfield mourns late selectman Dentino

As a Mansfield selectman, George Dentino was always quick to speak up about his passions, whether it be the need for a regional sewage treatment plant or the death of singer Whitney Houston -- which actually led him to break into song.

WEYMOUTH

Weymouth gets $400,000 from state to fix culvert

The town is getting nearly $400,000 in state money to replace a persistently collapsing culvert at the end of Puritan Road -- next to Great Esker Park and the Back River -- and reduce flooding in the area.

HANSON

Hanson taking stock as it prepares for 200th

As Hanson prepares for a year-long celebration of its bicentennial in 2020, the town is looking to take stock of its historic assets.

QUINCY

Marina Bay boardwalk now twice as big

Developers of a Quincy apartment complex affected by fire earlier this year celebrated its opening of a bigger public boardwalk at Marina Bay recently.

BROCKTON

Partnership offers literacy program for Brockton’s immigrant workforce

A Brockton nonprofit is partnering with Massasoit Community College to provide an English and financial literacy program for city residents with limited proficiency, using a $10,000 grant from Eastern Bank.

NORWELL

Norwell brook sees its largest-ever herring count

Volunteers counted about 2,600 herring in Third Herring Brook, the most ever recorded there, during the annual herring count conducted by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Pokémon Go results in calls to police, a police chief rescues a pet pig, 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

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/06panmasschallenge07.jpg Cool charity rides, in every sense

In the wake of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge staged every August, there are dozens of great charity rides in eastern Massachusetts, most after Labor Day.

Interactive Graphic

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