Briefs

Recent headlines from Globe West.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham to decide whether to buy golf course

A Special Town Meeting in Framingham will decide whether the town should purchase Millwood Farms Golf Course or let the land be sold to a developer.

SUDBURY

Sudbury to hold 9/11 remembrance

The Sudbury community is invited to visit the Sept. 11 Memorial Garden on the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

BEDFORD

Bedford police to issue ‘tickets’ to children for good behavior

Police officers will hand out tickets for a free kid-sized ice cream cone to students who are “caught” doing the right thing.

LEXINGTON

Officials from California school district to visit Lexington

Representatives will meet with town, school, and Asian community organizations about cultural inclusion and citizen involvement.

Brookline

Country Club tourney raises funds to aid Brookline youths

Donors at this year’s charity event raised over $66,000, bringing the total value of the Brookline Youth Fund to over $1 million.

FRANKLIN

Open house at children’s center in Franklin

Applications are currently being accepted for preschool programs and pre-kindergarten programs at the Children’s Center at Dean College.

NEEDHAM

New I-95 exit open along Needham/Newton line

The exit allows direct access from I-95 directly onto Kendrick Street to head into Needham Crossing and the Wells Avenue office park in Newton.

NEWTON

Newton community policing event set for next month

The first annual “BBQ, Badges, and Ball” will be held in Newton on Sunday, Sept. 18.

WRENTHAM

Wrentham Day celebration set for Sept. 3

The annual event will feature crafts, games, food, and a 5k road race.

WAYLAND

Races planned to support Wayland pond preservation

The 20th annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sept. 18 in Wayland.

Watertown

Watertown seniors hold ‘Art Sale for Alzheimer’s’

Over 100 art works created by those with dementia will be on sale at The Residence at Watertown Square Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley schools, responding to hate speech, plan event

A Solidarity Family Gathering will be held on the grounds of the Town Hall Green Sunday, Aug. 28.

WAYLAND

Wayland to hold citizens’ police academy

The program is designed to teach residents about tasks performed by Wayland officers.

BEDFORD

Middlesex Community College receives grant to help veterans

The funding will be used to train college faculty and staff to better understand the unique needs of active military, veterans, and their family members.

ARLINGTON

Preliminary applications due for Arlington community preservation projects

The deadline for the preliminary application is Oct. 7.

Region

Minuteman towns to vote on new school

The 16 towns in the district will hold a districtwide vote on local funding for a new high school building.

CONCORD

Concord police set up kiosk for disposal of needles

The new kiosk will give residents a convenient way to remove used and unwanted sharps from their homes.

FRANKLIN

Franklin’s Harvest Stroll registration now open

Booth space is free to partnership business members and costs $75 for nonmembers.

NORFOLK

Three lower-cost Norfolk homes to be offered in lottery

An information session and a chance to visit the sites will be held Saturday, Aug. 27.

Lexington

Lexington to hold citizens’ academy

The free, 10-session course will be held every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 15.

Sudbury

Sudbury holds planning session for rail trail

Residents are encouraged to stop by Town Hall Aug. 25 between 6 and 8 p.m.

Bedford

Middlesex Community College sets admissions events in Bedford, Lowell

The Bedford session will be held Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Concord

Concord Museum receives grant

The museum has been awarded $159,956 by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

MEDFIELD

Meet the solar installer at Medfield event

An evening event aimed at educating Medfield homeowners and businesses about having solar energy systems installed at discounted prices will be held Thursday, Aug. 18.

FRANKLIN

Registration deadline looms for Franklin primary day

The last day for Franklin residents to register to vote in the Sept. 8 state primary is Friday, Aug. 19.

CONCORD

Concord’s Emerson Hospital holds self-defense class for female teens

The seminar will focus on hands-on self-defense techniques, strategies, and tips for staying safe.

CONCORD

Concord’s Verrill Farm to expand farm stand

The Wheeler Road stand will remain open throughout construction and all summer events and festivals will take place as usual.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham Health Department encourages vaccines

The Framingham Health Department is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley seeks members for planning group

Wellesley is seeking volunteer members for its Unified Plan Steering Committee.

WAYLAND

Solar projects almost completed in Wayland

Solar canopies are currently under construction over parking lots at Wayland High School and Wayland Middle School.

BEDFORD

Bedford has Board of Health vacancy

Residents interested in filling the position must complete a questionnaire.

ARLINGTON

Arlington receives funds for sidewalk project

Arlington has received $400,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Newton

Newton Police Department conducting survey

The online survey is for city residents and business owners to gauge the “attitudes and opinions of those served by our department.”

FRANKLIN

Workshops on transitioning to college in Franklin

Counselors, college officials, students, and recent graduates will share their experiences and advice.

ASHLAND

Multicultural arts festival coming to Ashland

Dragonfly Festival, a free multicultural celebration of the arts, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 8:30 p.m.

PEPPERELL

Pepperell collects back taxes

Town officials have worked hard to bring in back taxes and become more efficient in the tax collections process.

ARLINGTON

Two redwoods will be cut down to expand Arlington community garden

The Arlington Conservation Commission has voted to allow the removal of two dawn redwood trees to make way for an expanded community garden at Magnolia Park.

WATERTOWN

Historical banners added to Watertown Square

Historical figures from Watertown will be featured on pole banners around town.

AYER

Ayer offering water and sewer discounts to eligible seniors

The 10 percent discount is available on the quarterly bill for water and sewer use for the first 3,000 cubic feet.

Acton

Acton-based Habitat for Humanity to hold golf fund-raiser in Harvard

The Acton-based organization is reaching out to the community for participants in the event and event sponsors to help support the tournament.

CONCORD

Concord testing out LED street lights

After viewing the sample lights, residents are encouraged to fill out a survey.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham forms new school building committee

The committee will oversee the construction of an elementary/middle school in town.

FRANKLIN

Franklin superintendent of schools announces impending retirement

Maureen Sabolinski will retire at the end of the coming school year, after 32 years in education.

MAYNARD

Maynard seeking members for zoning board

The board is responsible for the administration of zoning laws within the town, including the granting of variances and special permits.

NEWTON

Newton releases corrected lead test results

All of the plumbing fixtures where the elevated lead levels were found will be replaced and retested.

PLAINVILLE

Phase II water restrictions in effect to conserve water in Plainville

According to these restrictions, residents and businesses that use the municipal water system are reminded that outside watering can only occur one day per week.

ARLINGTON

Arlington group receives grant for street-art installation

The New England Foundation for the Arts recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Arlington Public Art.

BROOKLINE

West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes found in South Brookline

Local health officials say the virus is present across town.

BROOKLINE

Community celebration to debut new Brookline park

The town initiated project converted 10 acres of the former Massachusetts Water Resources Authority reservoir into a new park.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham receives state energy grant

The grants provide financial support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that further the designated communities’ clean energy goals.

FRANKLIN

Four-day Franklin Cultural Festival coming up

Franklin’s second annual Cultural Festival will be held this Wednesday through Saturday, July 27 to 30.

MEDFIELD

Survey about arts and culture at former Medfield state hospital property

The town received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund toward studying the cultural reuse of the some buildings at the former mental hospital.

NEWTON

Mobile parking payment comes to Newton

The new mobile parking app, PassportParking, which started in Newton Centre on June 15, is now available in every village.

LOCAL FARE

Old friends, new dishes at The Spoon in Hopkinton

The Spoon is the reboot of The Golden Spoon, which left a void in Hopkinton when it closed in March 2015.

BEDFORD

Bedford seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year

The award has been an annual tradition since 1979.

NATICK

Natick officials to hold discussion of opioid crisis

The event will be held Monday, July 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library.

CONCORD

Concord’s Thoreau Club to host workshop on skin health

The free workshop, called Skin Sense, aims to help educate residents about summer sun protection and keeping skin healthy.

SUDBURY

Some Sudbury offices to close Fridays

Several town offices in Sudbury will be following a summer schedule of a four-day work week from now through Aug. 26.

MAYNARD

Groundbreaking to be held for rail trail in Maynard, Acton

The rail trail will link the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge with the downtown Maynard business district and the South Acton commuter rail station.

FRANKLIN

Electric Youth to perform two free concerts in Franklin, Norfolk

Returning from its 13th European tour, the band will put on the local shows Thursday, July 21, and July 27.

MEDWAY

Medway prepares for Route 109 construction work

Project crews are expected to clear trees, move utilities, and install drainage and culverts.

WELLESLEY

Registration open for Wellesley Turkey Trot

Organizers encourage runners to sign up early as the race sold out last year.

BROOKLINE

New activities coming to Brookline parks

The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division has joined the National Park Service Initiative, “Healthy Parks Healthy People.”

NEWTON

College essay writing workshop in Newton

Summer is a great time for rising high school seniors to get a jump start on writing their college essay.

FRANKLIN

New mailing address for Franklin tax payments

Franklin residents who submit remittances to the town via the mail for processing should send their payments to a new address effective this month.

ARLINGTON

Arlington seeks residents for high school building committee

The committee is seeking volunteers with experience in engineering and architecture, construction, and green design.

AYER

Ayer receives grant for energy improvements

The town of Ayer was recently awarded a Green Community Grant for $217,046.

CONCORD

Concerts on the Lawn series starts

Kicking off the season will be Newpoli on Wednesday, July 13.

SUDBURY

Residents can chat with Sudbury selectman, selectwoman

Residents have the option of attending one of the board’s monthly office hours to discuss issues with board members.

WRENTHAM

New curbside trash and recycling collection in Wrentham

All households eligible should have already received new trash and recycling carts last month free of charge.