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In a touch of whimsy, a donkey briefly stole the spotlight during the ceremony of Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor at Winslow Farm in Norton.

Offbeat wedding venues grow in popularity

More couples are opting for personalized weddings in non-traditional venues, like public parks, museums, or their own homes.By Katheleen Conti

MEDFIELD

Senior living plan sparks opposition in Medfield

Dozens of residents packed Town Hall to debate the proposed complex near historic Peak House.

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ARLINGTON

Arlington police to conduct alcohol compliance checks

The checks are intended to discourage the sale of alcohol to under-age residents.

MAYNARD

Maynard offering business enhancement grant

The town-funded grant is intended to improve the business district.

WALTHAM

Waltham event seeks to educate about Islam

The public forum is an opportunity for people to talk and learn about the Muslim faith.

MathWorks scholarships available to Natick residents

Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors.

Bedford police to host Coffee with a Cop events

The first such event will coincide with the March 1 Massachusetts Presidential Primary.

Belmont Special Town Meeting postponed to Feb. 22

A snowstorm that threatened more than it delivered led to a meeting reset for Feb. 22.

Wellesley residents sound off on Route 128 noise

Neighbors along the highway say they have been waiting over a decade for the state to install a promised sound barrier.

FRANKLIN

Tax preparation service for senior citizens

Low- to moderate-income individuals should contact the Franklin Senior Center to sign up.

MEDWAY

Design a logo for Medway Pride Day

A public vote on Facebook will help choose the winner.

NEWTON

Newton event explores 19th-century gardening

The event at the Durant Kenrick House will challenge attendees to hone thier survival skills.

By Nancy Shohet West Globe correspondent

Lexington playwright honors veterans with latest work

Lexington’s monthly live performance series, Munroe Saturday Nights, honors veterans in February with a reading of “Nighthawks.

The last leg of Route 128’s add-a-lane project

The 3.8-mile segment, from just north of the Needham branch railroad bridge in Needham to about 5,000 feet north of Route 9 in Wellesley, is slated for completion in April 2019.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man causes a scene in a hotel lobby, a Donald Trump sign is set ablaze, police deal with a family feud at Toys “R” Us, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/IMG_3190A.jpg The magic of backyard hockey

For rink builders in Natick, Concord and Essex, it’s all about spontaneous, unstructured play.

Interactive Graphic

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