Former NHL player Kevin Stevens spoke to a crowd of students at Brockton High School in November. Stevens played 15 seasons in the league with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and Philadelphia Flyers.

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Former NHL player Kevin Stevens spoke to a crowd of students at Brockton High School in November. Stevens played 15 seasons in the league with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and Philadelphia Flyers.

Former NHL player Kevin Stevens finds redemption from addiction

Pembroke native Kevin Stevens played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, skating a line with legends Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr. Now he’s a public speaker spreading his message against drugs.By Paul E. Kandarian

Local Fare

Good espresso, good people, and something good to eat

Italian Café Gelato in Quincy has all that, with some authentic Italian gelato to boot.

Bella English

A favorite store closes, leaving a void in town

It makes me sad these days to walk or drive by one of my favorite spots in Milton: Esprit du Vin, which sold wine, bread, and cheese. It is now shuttered after 16 years as a quintessential family-run neighborhood store.

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Bella English

A favorite store closes, leaving a void in town

It makes me sad these days to walk or drive by one of my favorite spots in Milton: Esprit du Vin, which sold wine, bread, and cheese. It is now shuttered after 16 years as a quintessential family-run neighborhood store.

KINGSTON

Summer Street could see some changes

A variety of development proposals for Summer Street are coming before Kingston officials this winter.

Hull schedules two votes on marijuana question

The two votes -- at Town Meeting and in a town election -- are necessary to meet an April 1 deadline to have local rules in effect for recreational marijuana businesses.

WHITMAN

Town will decide on recreational marijuana sales

A public hearing on Whitman’s proposed ban of recreational marijuana sales will be held before the Planning Board on Feb. 12.

QUINCY

Planning Board OK’s new business plaza

The retail area will include a ConvenientMD urgent care center, a walk-in health clinic with more than 10 locations in New Hampshire and Maine.

Braintree eyes $19m private sports complex

The Braintree Planning Board is expected to vote at its Jan. 25 meeting whether to approve the Petersen Pool and Rink on six acres of public land next to Braintree High School’s football stadium.

In special mural, joy and beauty come in pieces

What had been 24 separate panels, each measuring 16 inches by 20 inches, was revealed as a whole for the first time in the Copley at Stoughton nursing home.

Former NHL player Kevin Stevens finds redemption from addiction

Pembroke native Kevin Stevens played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, skating a line with legends Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr. Now he’s a public speaker spreading his message against drugs.

DEDHAM

Dedham trees at risk from emerald ash borers

The small green beetle kills ash trees within three years and has been spotted in Dedham.

ROCKLAND

Town gets $79,000 to make it more accessible

Rockland plans to further its efforts to make town facilities more accessible to people with disabilities with the help of a new state grant.

EAST BRIDGEWATER

New trash and recycling program begins in July

Starting July 1, the yellow trash bags currently in use will be replaced with new portable 64-gallon plastic trash toters, similar to the recycling bins already in use.

Local Fare

Good espresso, good people, and something good to eat

Italian Café Gelato in Quincy has all that, with some authentic Italian gelato to boot.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/BridgewaterPoliceDepartment_21zoblotter02_zo.jpg Saved in the nick of time

Two young men save an elderly couple from getting hit by a train, a woman accidentally drinks “plant food,” 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

ON THE MOVE/BRION O’CONNOR

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Handout_14zorec03_zo.jpg Take your sledding to the next level

Three Boston-area ski areas offer snow tubing to kids of any age, from 6 to 76.

Interactive Graphic

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