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Scott Carlin planted a spring snow crabapple along Hyde Avenue in Newton.

A new kind of street tree grows in Newton

Instead of the familiar Norway maple, the city is planting species that can better withstand urban stresses and climate change.By John Hilliard

Eversource seeks to build underground lines in Sudbury

The utility’s preferred route goes primarily along an inactive MBTA railroad bed between Sudbury and Hudson.

BUSINESS PLAN

Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature

The Nature Connection works with residential schools, special needs facilities, nursing homes, at-risk youth programs, and Alzheimer’s care programs

CAMPUS ANGLE

Watertown’s Austin Farry hits his stride at Bentley

Since March, when he pounded out four hits and drove in three runs in a 7-3 win over Concordia (N.Y.) in Florida, the sophomore has been a fixture in the Falcons’ lineup.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE

No looking back for Medfield, Dover-Sherborn lacrosse champs

Both teams are tapping younger players to help notch another title in their respective divisions.

BUSINESS PLAN

Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature

The Nature Connection works with residential schools, special needs facilities, nursing homes, at-risk youth programs, and Alzheimer’s care programs

THE INFORMER

The Informer: A cooking class, a children’s music experience, and a run

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Here’s a tour for the birds

The Nashua River Watershed Association will hold a free “Spring Birding Walk” on Sunday, May 7, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Eversource seeks to build underground lines in Sudbury

The utility’s preferred route goes primarily along an inactive MBTA railroad bed between Sudbury and Hudson.

At Brookline candidates’ forum, a call for greater accountability

The town election comes May 2 amid surging school enrollment, development pressures, and lingering complaints of racial discrimination.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Northborough teen Rio Fergusoon won two golds and a silver at the National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships in Colorado Springs.

A new kind of street tree grows in Newton

Instead of the familiar Norway maple, the city is planting species that can better withstand urban stresses and climate change.

UP CLOSE

Newton author writes of a family sundered, then reunited

Neville Frankel has interwoven memories and history in the novel “On the Sickle’s Edge.”

ACTON

Discovery Museums to hold fund-raising auction

The catalog will have over 200 items, including a VIP Red Sox game package, a vacation rental in Wellfleet, and more.

BOXBOROUGH

Boxborough’s Hidden Treasures event to take place during May

Residents will be able to peek into the 1784 Farmhouse, see an icehouse demonstration, and more.

Interactive Graphic

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