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John Ward of Winchester and his wife, Mary, danced to Irish music during a recent evening at Bickford’s Grille in Burlington.

A decade of Irish music mends hearts and creates community

Mossie Coughlan has been performing at Bickford’s for the past decade, bringing together an elderly community through good times and bad.By Cindy Cantrell

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“Quarry Dance 4” uses the architecture of the quarry — its ledges, cliffs, terraces, and water — in the performance.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should Woburn voters adopt the Community Preservation Act?

Read two views on the question and vote in our online poll.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea

Swimmers, boarders hit open water Saturday morning in Manchester

The inaugural Misery Challenge race is scheduled for a 7:45 start at Tuck’s Point.

SUMMER BASEBALL

Lynn’s Ben Bowden shutting down foes in Cape League debut

The hard-throwing southpaw reliever has been impressive out of the pen for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.

In Uniform

In Uniform/north of Boston

News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.

Up Close

The view of Lake Winnipesaukee from a kayak

Ron Guilmette and his nephew, Jay Leccese, used their boating, logistical, writing, and photography skills to publish “The Islands of Winnipesaukee.”

Malden to break ground on new police station

The new station will be built on former industrial land on Eastern Avenue.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Andover teen Connor Fu and partner JanMangus Johnson placed second in 14-and-under doubles at the USTA National Clay Court Championships.

A decade of Irish music mends hearts and creates community

Mossie Coughlan has been performing at Bickford’s for the past decade, bringing together an elderly community through good times and bad.

Butch’s Uptown offers great food at bargain prices

Who sells a baked haddock dinner — featuring fish that’s genuinely fresh, not thawed to order — for $15 anymore? Butch’s Uptown, a recent arrival on Haverhill’s bustling

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... James Kenly, Boxford/Bates men’s soccer

The Phillips Andover graduate helped backstop Phillips Andover and Bates soccer teams to newfound success.

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Cape Ann quarry sets the dance stage

“Quarry Dance 4” uses the architecture of the quarry — its ledges, cliffs, terraces, and water — in the performance.

INFORMER: Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

Explore Harold Parker State Forest , learn the story of a Cambodian refugee, and teach children how to surf through environmentalism.

Beverly Veterans Music Fest to host benefits fair

In addition to listening to music and enjoying free food, veterans have the chance to enroll in benefits.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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The bird is recovering at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in North Grafton, where she’ll do “a little PT” before taking flight.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

On The Move

ON THE MOVE

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Riders young and old are often hooked after an initial lesson with Boston Polo School owner/instructor Mark Tashjian

Globe North Community News

Somerville

Somerville Housing Authority seeks new board member

Those interested in filling the position should provide a written statement of interest and a resume by Aug. 21.

Burlington

Burlington car dealership dedicates green roof to ex-official

Dedicated to Ann Cummings, the partial green roof will contain a vegetative cover that will absorb storm water and reduce energy costs.

Methuen

Methuen city councilor strikes deal with ethics board

Under an agreement with the State Ethics Commission, Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone is no longer collecting a $400 monthly stipend for serving on the council.

Interactive Graphic

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

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