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.

Latest Globe West headlines

INFORMER

Diversity awards, a DIY drone, and a concert

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

THE ARGUMENT

Should Northborough ban recreational and medical marijuana businesses?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Acton’s Noah Zavolas pitched the first no-hitter for Harvard baseball since 2001.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Brookline’s Silas Reed a rough gem on the diamond

Pressed into service as an emergency starter last year, the Brookline High junior now has a no-hitter to his credit.

Writing a ‘trigger-free love story’ dicey in the age of #metoo

As the genre evolves, assertive heroines have displaced alpha males in today’s romance novels.

Newton budget proposal adds school jobs

But Mayor Ruthanne Fuller warned that the city continues to face nearly $1 billion in unfunded costs for pensions and retiree benefits.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Enjoy spring at last – flowers, boat races, jazz and butterflies

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a flower show, a talk on butterflies, a boat race or a jazz festival!

Dog festival aims to give veterans a boost

The Devens event will raise money to train service dogs for local veterans.

BROOKLINE

Brookline town election forum set for April 23

Topics to be covered include a review of override ballot questions and impact on property taxes.

Arlington

Arlington home repair program adds rental units

The Home Rehabilitation Loan Program now includes rental properties for one to four families.

ACTON

Acton seeks volunteers for sidewalk committee

The committee maintains the priority list of potential new sidewalk locations in town.

FRANKLIN

Franklin road race to benefit rail trail

Proceeds will benefit efforts to develop the Southern New England Trunkline Trail.

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.