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The view of Center Street in downtown.

Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe

The view of Center Street in downtown.

What is it like to live in Middleborough?

The woodlands in town capture interest, but the sea of red this time of year at Ocean Spray Cranberries is hard to miss. By Rachel Lebeaux

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How to eliminate musty drain odors

Contractor Rob Robillard tackles questions on musty-smelling drains, crown molding gaps, and energy-saving light bulbs.

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// Planting trees that will boost the bird population

Award-winning garden columnist Carol Stocker digs into questions on nonnative trees and birds and solves the mystery of a vexing vine.

// Creating a ‘kid cave’: Tips, twists on playroom design

A “kid cave” is a place that’s filled with things kids are going to dig. It’s a place where you should let kids be kids.

// Squirrels in the attic? Pointers on humane wildlife removal

Experts say most squirrels — even ones old enough to fend for themselves — don’t survive being moved.

// No fear of heights with these plants

Urban areas need green roofs the most and, happily, also have the abundance of flat roofs to accommodate them.

// Your winter home checklist

A to-do list to get your home in order before the impending cold and snow.


Submit your project for Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Let Globe readers help you transform your space with their picks on everything from countertops to paint to window treatments.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


Editor's note

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