Laurel Lawson and Alice Sheppard (above right) demonstrated the connection between physics and engineering and dance.

Physics + dance + wheelchair = art

A celebrated disabilities dancer and choreographer is breaking new ground with help from Olin College of Engineering students.By Bailey Putnam


No need to go into the city for great jazz

The A-Town Jazz Festival, now in its fifth year, hopes to bring jazz fans to Arlington to experience great music in interesting venues.


Should Lexington voters approve the debt exclusion for the school building projects?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

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Watertown sees liquor licenses as key to growth

Officials hope the 15 new permits will liven up the town’s restaurant scene.


Framingham names new fire chief

Framingham Deputy Chief Joseph Hicks has been named the town’s new fire chief.


Regis College in Weston opens new laboratory

Regis College in Weston recently celebrated the opening of a new laboratory that officials said will strengthen science learning on campus.


Middlesex Community College to host information session on dual enrollment in Bedford

Middlesex Community College in Bedford is hosting an orientation for the Middlesex Dual Enrollment Academy, which allows qualified high school and home-schooled students to earn college credits while satisfying their high school graduation requirements. The session will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road. Qualified high school students may enroll in college-level courses offered online, during the day, evening or weekend on MCC’s Bedford or Lowell campuses. Dual enrollment students also pay reduced tuition costs. State funding is available to cover tuition and fees for a limited number of students. For more information, visit


Temporary library opens doors in Franklin

Those looking to use the library’s amenities can visit the temporary location on Kenwood Circle.


Ashland Town Meeting to tackle budget, override questions

The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Ashland High School.


Incumbents run unopposed in Brookline elections

The only contested seats are for Town Meeting member positions.

Group fighting airplane noise to hold meeting in Belmont

Boston West Fair Skies will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Belmont Public Library.

Concord committee to study tree clearing

Concord’s Tree Preservation Subcommittee is encouraging residents to take a short survey on the topic of tree removal in the community.


Discussion on opioids to be held in Dunstable

A discussion about heroin use will be held at the Dunstable Public Library at 6 p.m. on May 17.


Framingham Charter Commission to hold hearing

The Framingham Charter Commission is holding a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9 in the Memorial Building.


Charter Commission creates buzz with proposed City Council reduction

The proposal to reduce the number of council members by almost half met opposition from some councilors.

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