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Jonathan Malloy (left) led an Ultimate Frisbee clinic at Diamond Fields in Lexington.

How to navigate today’s wide world of youth sports

Sorry football mom or soccer dad, but your child might rather play Ultimate Frisbee.By Emily Sweeney


// Medfield’s new holiday stroll highlights the arts

The closing of Lord’s Department Store has shifted the emphasis of a beloved local tradition.

The Argument: Should the MBTA consider increasing fares?

Should the MBTA consider increasing fares as one way to address its deficit issues?

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Mixed results reported in survey of Sudbury, Lincoln youths

Middle school students reported a decrease in bullying but a jump in symptoms of depression; high school students reported less driving after drinking but more after smoking marijuana.


Concord library hosts a book and cookie swap

Attendees are asked to bring a plate of cookies and a book to swap.


Framingham seeks residents to fill board vacancies

Any Framingham resident interested in serving can obtain an application by calling the selectmen’s office or visting the town’s website.


Wellesley to hold program on reducing food waste

The program will feature a screening of the food waste documentary, “Just Eat It,’’ inspired by a book by Wellesley High School graduate Jonathan Bloom.


Wellesley’s MassBay to hold STEM Expo

Guests will learn about the students’ research as well as the processes that went into the creation of their work.


Arlington police chief joins board of restorative justice program

Offenders are given the chance to rectify their actions and avoid potential criminal convictions.


Hopkinton’s anniversary celebration comes to an end

It will be the final opportunity for residents to take part in the “Dear Hopkinton” community photo project.


Medfield forming panel on possible Community Preservation Act vote

The act allows communities to create a local community preservation fund.


Forum at Franklin High on warning signs of drug or alcohol abuse

A panel of parents, substance abuse treatment providers, students, and educators will share tips on early intervention strategies.


Jake Benjamin driving the Nashoba Regional bus to Super Bowl

Senior has made a seamless shift to the backfield, piling up 1,300 yards, 14 TDs for Chieftains

A shop in West Groton where time stands still

Clover Farm General Store is a convenience store, yarn shop, guitar school, cafe, paperback book exchange, and purveyor of dime-candy.

How to navigate today’s wide world of youth sports

Sorry football mom or soccer dad, but your child might rather play Ultimate Frisbee.

Blotter tales


// A motorcycle pops up in an unlikely place

A man finds his motorcycle atop his car, a teenager is nabbed for tossing coffee in anger, some unlikely things are stolen, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

// MIT math

Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

On The Move


// On the Move: SAD? Move it!

Keeping in motion, therapists say, is an excellent defense against depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

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