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Emily Sweeney

Sweeney is a staff reporter and member of the Globe’s speakers bureau. She frequently gives talks at schools, universities, and industry events. She also serves as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Wareham

Town Meeting warrant set

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

Town Meeting will be held Oct. 27, and there are 36 articles on the warrant. Among the items to be decided by voters are proposals to replace the wheelchair lift at Minot Forest Elementary School; spend up to $114,543 from the Community Preservation Fund to restore the American Legion Hall Post 220 at 777 Main St.; use $98,000 from that fund to restore the Old Methodist Meeting House at 495 Main St.; and use $70,000 from it to create an additional housing unit at Agawam Village at 57 Sandwich Road. The Community Events Committee also put forth an article to petition the Legislature to allow the Community Events Fund to receive a percentage of parking meter proceeds and excise tax revenues every year. The full warrant can be viewed online at www.wareham.ma.us. Town Meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Wareham High School auditorium at 7 Viking Drive.

Stunt pilot ready to spread his wings in Plymouth Air Show

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

Mike Goulian, an aerobatic pilot who flies all over the world and competes in the Red Bull Air Race series, has become a familiar face in Plymouth.

Wareham

Schools use crowdfunding to honor local vets

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

When school officials came up with a plan to display 1,800 small flags in honor of Veterans Day, they turned to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to try to raise the money. What happened next came as a surprise — they surpassed their $550 fund-raising goal in just two days. “What I didn’t expect was the huge way the Wareham community responded,” said Schools Superintendent Kimberly Shaver-Hood, in a statement on the schools website. “I am humbled and thrilled that we can honor each of our town’s veterans with a flag.” As of last week, the schools had raised more than $600 in donations.

In Weymouth, the ‘Odd Pet Vet’ takes an exotic approach

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

The Odd Pet Vet is a place where creatures of all kinds — from boas to bunny rabbits, turtles to tarantulas — can receive medical care.