xxsohouse - Hillside, the Gothic Revival house built in Plymouth in 1845 by Benjamin Marston Watson, a friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists. (Sheri Eubanks/Tarantino Real Estate)

Sheri Eubanks/Tarantino Real Estate

Hillside, built in 1845 by Benjamin Marston Watson, a friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists, today.

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.By Robert Knox

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.

THE ARGUMENT

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

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

Latest Globe South headlines

South View: Hingham, 1987

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

THE ARGUMENT

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

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

RAYNHAM

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.

HANOVER

Marino named acting town manager

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

EAST BRIDGEWATER

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.

EASTON

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.

SCITUATE

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.

SHARON

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.

DEDHAM

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 Quincy Center plan by end of month

MBTA officials are working to bring a redevelopment plan for Quincy Center station to the agency’s fiscal control board for review by the end of the month, a spokeswoman said.

WHITMAN

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.

CANTON

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.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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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

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/2011-2020/2017/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/TBO_19zorec01_zo.jpg Fall hiking benefits winter skiing

Hiking is one of the best cross-training methods to prep for winter sports activities.

Interactive Graphic

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