BUSINESS PLAN

Manager at Chestnut Hill Farm puts the community first

Since joining the Southborough farm in 2015, Desiree Robertson-DuBois has helped develop a thriving community supported agriculture (CSA), family farm dinners, children’s programs, and year-round activities.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Northborough ban recreational and medical marijuana businesses?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

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SUBURBAN DIARY

Creating a community isn’t as easy as running a store

As the owners of Ferns Country Store in Carlisle get ready to retire, who will pick up the reins?

Jana Grill and Bakery serves Eastern European, Lebanese specialties

“I’ve always thought, if I opened a restaurant, I would want to make it the real-deal, authentic experience,” said owner Moe Taha.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Know your local farms

Discover your local farms at the Sudbury Historical Society’s 7-property farm tour.

Gift will fund humanities, social sciences scholarships at Framingham State

English faculty member Halcyon Mancuso Krebs and her husband, Thomas Krebs, have committed about $2.4 million to establish two full-ride scholarships.

INFORMER

A walking tour, cultural open house, and a benefit for the blind

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Newton to launch Washington Street planning sessions May 1

The discussion series is part of a city-funded $500,000 study of Washington Street between West Newton and Newton Corner.

BUSINESS PLAN

Even high-performers can use a professional organizer

Corinne Morahan of Needham leverages her perfectionist tendencies so others may enjoy calm in their homes and lives through Grid + Glam.

Commentary: Debating a developer’s vision for Newton

Robert Korff’s plans for the Washington Street corridor generated lots of comments, both for and against.

ASHLAND

Town Meeting to look at Mindess School, preservation items

The Annual Town Meeting Wednesday, May 2.

ARLINGTON

Arlington holding forum on bus priority pilot project

The pilot aims to create a faster and more reliable commute for nearly 5,000 bus riders.

BROOKLINE

Brookline’s Coolidge Corner library to close for renovation in June

Informational meetings will be held this month to give residents an overview of the project.

FRAMINGHAM

Annual paper shredding event returns

The event is open to all Framingham residents with a Recycling Center permit.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A tattoo shop has an unintended special, a sergeant saves a skunk, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CAPTION CONTEST

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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

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You can find a softball league, for almost any age or ability level, almost anywhere in eastern Massachusetts.

Beverly Beckham

Interactive Graphic

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