LYNN

Swampscott couple gives $5 million to youth arts organization

Lynn-based Raw Art Works is receiving the donation from its longtime board chairman, Bruce Herring, and his wife, Patricia Herring.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

At Rockland museum, you can dial up the past

Bells are ringing and lights flashing as you walk into the Rockland Switchboard and Telephone History Discovery Center.

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE

Creatures of the night, captured on film as they prowl

Halloween conjures up images of bats and owls. But there are lots of other nocturnal animals.

LOCAL FARE

The James elevates the Irish bar experience

Henry and Dowling looked at more than a dozen potential spots for their pub. Then they heard about the location tucked just off Great Plain Avenue in Needham.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts proceed with the deal to import hydro electricity from Quebec?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Farm Day, mill history, and ‘spooktacular’ music

Art, music, and family activities abound in Greater Boston this week.

Above, Vicki Noel Harrington and Geoffrey Campbell led a tour through Plymouth’s Burial Hill Cemetery, where graves date back to the 1600s and reports of ghost sightings abound.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Bringing history to life the ghostly way

Mass. is haunted by its past — from the Pilgrims’ landing to the Salem Witch Trials to the Revolutionary War.

At the Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, the Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween ScreamPark is family-friendly.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

From spooky to scary, Halloween fun abounds

Greater Boston is awash with colorful events, whether you’re on the lookout for a good fright or accompanying small goblins who are awed by flickering jack o’lantern light.

Benjamin Selecky (left) and Alexis Abare added a brick-and-mortar Vampfangs store this past summer.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Werewolf or not, Vampfangs offers a bite of Halloween

After 25 years as an online retailer of custom-fit fangs, special effects makeup, and cryptic fragrances, Vampfangs has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Salem.

Boris Karloff in the 1931 film version of “Frankenstein.” A Bedford church is honoring the novel’s 200th anniversary.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Frankenstein lurks in Bedford church for Halloween

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, members of the public in search of a frightful trick or sweet treat can find it at the fifth annual First Parish Haunted House.

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WALPOLE

Walpole High has its first female football player

Former soccer player Shawna Sullivan is now a kicker on the freshman team.

QUINCY

Hearing planned for former Quincy Medical Center development

The owner of the former hospital site wants to build 598 housing units on the 15-acre property that is being rebranded “The Hill.”

HULL

Hull school officials promote town to realtors

Hull school officials met recently with 20 area realtors to sell them on the town as a good place for families to buy homes because of the schools.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham to purchase all-terrain vehicle for snow grooming

A $29,202 state grant will allow residents to have more fun in the winter.

CONCORD

Concord accepts donation of White Pond land

A Special Town Meeting in Concord voted to accept the donation to the town of a land parcel surrounding a portion of White Pond.

NEWTON

Newton City Council back resolution defending transgender rights

The City Council approved a resolution Monday defending transgender rights ahead of a critical statewide ballot vote that could decide the fate of an anti-discrimination law.

EVERETT

Everett launches campaign to reduce recycling contamination

According to officials, contamination is a growing concern for municipal recycling programs across the state.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville seeks innovators for Urban Lab Initiative

Somerville is offering creative thinkers a chance to test out their ideas while helping the city meet its challenges.

BOXFORD

Boxford voters to decide on building projects

The Community Center/Council on Aging addition would triple the size of the facility, while the library addition would double the space of the library portion of the town hall/library building.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Bringing history to life the ghostly way

Mass. is haunted by its past — from the Pilgrims’ landing to the Salem Witch Trials to the Revolutionary War.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

At Rockland museum, you can dial up the past

Bells are ringing and lights flashing as you walk into the Rockland Switchboard and Telephone History Discovery Center.

WEST INFORMER

CPR certification, walking for cancer patients, and recognition for stroke care

The Discovery Gala: The Art of Science will help raise funds for the Discovery Museum’s accessible programs on Oct. 20.

SOUTH INFORMER

Actor advocacy classes, homes for vets, and a $30k bike ride

The nonprofit Talking Information Center, which provides reading services to 30,000 people with visually impairments, will host its 40th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 1.

NORTH INFORMER

Rent your backyard to a farmer, and garden at the library

The Somerville Public Library will introduce a community gardening and cooking initiative starting this winter.

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE

Creatures of the night, captured on film as they prowl

Halloween conjures up images of bats and owls. But there are lots of other nocturnal animals.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Farm Day, mill history, and ‘spooktacular’ music

Art, music, and family activities abound in Greater Boston this week.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts proceed with the deal to import hydro electricity from Quebec?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Carver sophomores highlight underclassmen stepping up

Dominic Craig and Mike Sawicki, who started each game their freshman year, are a “perfect mix.” Teams around the region are putting young players in big situations.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

From spooky to scary, Halloween fun abounds

Greater Boston is awash with colorful events, whether you’re on the lookout for a good fright or accompanying small goblins who are awed by flickering jack o’lantern light.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Franklin’s Shelby Hogan a keeper for Providence soccer

The reigning Big East co-Freshman of the Year is putting together a stellar sophomore year in goal for the Friars..

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Sara Freedman, a senior field hockey goalkeeper from Hopkinton, earned NE10 Goalkeeper of the Week.

BLOTTER TALES

Where the graffiti borrow from the classics

A man streaks outside a grocery store in Revere, some interesting graffiti is found in Belmont, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Frankenstein lurks in Bedford church for Halloween

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, members of the public in search of a frightful trick or sweet treat can find it at the fifth annual First Parish Haunted House.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Werewolf or not, Vampfangs offers a bite of Halloween

After 25 years as an online retailer of custom-fit fangs, special effects makeup, and cryptic fragrances, Vampfangs has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Salem.

LOCAL FARE

The James elevates the Irish bar experience

Henry and Dowling looked at more than a dozen potential spots for their pub. Then they heard about the location tucked just off Great Plain Avenue in Needham.

ANDOVER

Child care center to anchor new Andover development

Nordlund Associates is currently seeking tenants for the remaining spaces of the planned development.

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth area will receive $1m to combat opioid crisis

The Plymouth area will be receiving just over $1 million in federal money over the next two years to help deal with the opioid crisis.

NATICK

Natick gets ready to showcase local artists

Natick Center will come alive next month with an array of outdoor art works.

LEXINGTON

New planning director named for Lexington

David Kucharsky of Marblehead was appointed by the Planning Board on the recommendation of then Acting Town Manager Kelly Axtell.

WEYMOUTH

Weymouth officials dedicate revamped Libby Field

“Weymouth has gone from [having] some of the worst playing fields to among the best on the South Shore,” said Mayor Robert Hedlund.