Wellesley sets Friday as the deadline for North 40 bids

Some fear a developer would turn the large wooded land into a neighborhood that would increase traffic and do away with needed open space.

Some members of the Southborough chapter of the Dull Men’s Club, all happy to be just regular guys.

Dull Men’s Club celebrates quiet exploits of regular guys

Dull Men are not really dull. Instead, they’re understated and subdued. They follow the Farmer’s Almanac and the local weather channel.

Former director of Marlborough charter school resigns

The announcement comes as the highly-rated school is about to release a report outlining serious problems with morale and work climate.

Large residential, commercial project proposed for Hopkinton

A large-scale project that could transform the mostly undeveloped west side of Hopkinton will be presented in a public hearing early next month.

Prep work at the Weltman Dining Room has (clockwise from right) Chuck McSweeney rolling dough, apple cider doughnuts heading for the fryer, David Pazmino talking students through a pizza project and Jasmine Torres and William Smith II gathering herbs on campus.

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Prospective chefs get hands-on experience

At a Newbury College program, students gain valuable experience working in a wildly popular student-run restaurant.

Collaborators David Nguyen and Dan Broun, both of Lexington, and Nick Zink of Arlington preparing their display at Constructionism and Creativity 2014 in Vienna.


World War II refugee to relate family’s experiences

Pedro Lilienfeld, a 47-year resident of Lexington, will recount his family’s harrowing experiences around World War II on Oct. 2.

John Tanner, shown with Nicholas Dainiak, wore a “Nicholas Research Run’’ shirt when he raced.


John Tanner Memorial 5K remembers an inspirational pair

John Tanner and Nicholas Dainiak will be remembered Oct. 19 at the race in Wayland.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

Obsessed with singing, and loving it

My kids say that I have an obsessive personality, that once I get interested in something I don’t lose interest until I know all I can or until I am no longer interested.

Who taught YOU to Drive?

Peter DeMarco and Laura Levis made it safely across the northern US border for their honeymoon in Quebec City.

Who taught you to drive?

Back and forth to Canada, Part 2

You don’t want to carry any weapons across the US-Canada border, of course, but what about liquor or food? And does the wool in that suit come from Israel?

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe West Briefs


Town offering deal on compost bins

Through a collaboration of the town’s Sustainability Committee and the Highway Department, compost bins are available for purchase by residents at a subsidized rate of $50. Proceeds will be used to provide bins for school programs. To purchase a bin, call the Highway Department at 978-540-2670.


Training on suicide prevention

Concord-Carlisle Youth Services is partnering with several community agencies to host a free training session on suicide-awareness issues Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road. Designed for those age 15 and over, the three-hour safeTALK program is being presented by the regional chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It offers a comprehensive overview of how to identify individuals considering suicide, and how to connect them with aid resources. To register, go to tinyurl.com/oomqcug.


Help local seniors with tax returns

The Council on Aging is seeking recent retirees to serve as volunteers for its AARP Tax Aid program, which helps seniors to fill out their income tax returns. Professional experience is not required; training will be provided. Hours are flexible during weekdays from February through April. To volunteer or for more information, call 781-275-6825.


Two seats open on parks board

The Board of Selectmen is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission, following the recent resignations of Joseph Schmidt and Patricia Nelson. Schmidt cited the role’s workload in his decision to step down, while Nelson referred to pressing work responsibilities. Both had been serving their first term on the panel.