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Ashley Bowie picks strawberries with 1-year-old Alexandra and 2-year-old Atticus at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln.

Where to day-trip this summer with tots in tow

The beach isn’t the only place for kids (and their tired parents) to while away a hot, sticky day.By Jill Terreri Ramos

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Take in some art on your ride

Three new works of public art installed on the Minuteman Bikeway are sure to spark discussion this summer.

the argument

Should Massachusetts open clinics where drug users could inject under medical supervision?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Latest Globe West headlines

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Circus Smirkus’ talented teens will amaze you

Circus Smirkus, the international youth circus based in Vermont, makes a weekend stop in Waltham on its 2017 tour.

SUBURBAN DIARY

What is my teenage son doing this summer? Driving a tractor.

Would working on his grandparents’ farm provide enough fodder for the all-important college essay?

Natick teen spreads his love of baseball to Ireland

Aidan Mehigan helped the Irish National 18-under squad snag a gold medal at the European Junior Championship

LOCAL FARE

Art House Grille rewards with Eastern European specialties

By day, the Framingham restaurant is a breakfast and lunch spot. In the evenings, it often serves private banquet-style meals

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

MATT COWGILL

FRANKLIN

Franklin Cultural Festival July 26 to 29

The festivities kick off Wednesday evening with an opening ceremony, children’s activities, and a performance by the Franklin School for the Performing Arts’ Electric Youth musical group.

ARLINGTON

Arlington adds parking spaces for disabled

Twenty-seven new spaces bring the total on-street handicap spaces in the business districts to 50.

ARLINGTON

Arlington to update its online payment system

Invoice Cloud, a web-based electronic invoice and payment company, is providing the new system, which can be used on mobile devices.

BEDFORD

Bedford seeking residents to fill town committee vacancies

Members are needed to serve on the Bedford Housing Authority, Cable Television Committee, Conservation Commission, and Recreation Commission, among others.

BELLINGHAM

Proposals sought for former Macy School property in Bellingham

The town has issued requests for proposal for the sale and development of town-owned property at 60 Monique Drive.

CONCORD

Ceremony celebrates next phase of rail trail project

Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the town of Concord, and the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail recently held a groundbreaking ceremony.

FRAMINGHAM

FSU stockroom clerk receives 2017 Heroes of Everyday Life award

The honor was presented at the annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Dinner held in Washington, D.C. in June.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A gray creature makes a surprise appearance in someone’s bedroom, a man leads police on a car chase, people steal the darndest things, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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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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Disc golf courses are flourishing in Eastern Massachusetts. Many can be found on public lands, built and maintained by volunteers.

Interactive Graphic

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