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Walter McGrath, 83, watches over the Cove Hill Cemetery in Gloucester. For 12 years, he mowed the cemetery lawn every week and cleared the brush and brambles.

Volunteers serve as guardians of the graves

This Memorial Day, you’ll see their work at historic ceremonies in Gloucester, Middleborough, and Northborough.By Hattie Bernstein

THE ARGUMENT

Should Marblehead pass two Proposition 2½ tax increases?

Read two views, then vote in our online poll.

Ipswich

Wave of future at Crane Beach: composting toilets

Through the use of the toilets, the Crane Beach bathhouse will reduce water use by 90 percent.

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Marblehead pass two Proposition 2½ tax increases?

Read two views, then vote in our online poll.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Omar Pena still on the diamond, as a coach in LA

After eight years of minor league ball, the former Haverhill High and Northeastern standout takes a positive approach in coaching youngsters.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Austin Prep is rolling with a very familiar freshman

First-year players have proved vital to the success of the Austin Prep, Westford Academy, and Marblehead High girls’ lacrosse squads

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tufts junior outfielder Harry Brown led the NESCAC in runs scored, finished second in on-base percentage, and was third in batting average.

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Andover High grad took elementary approach to success for Springfield College lacrosse

Bridget Thibodeau was a three-starter for one of the top defensive units in Division 3.

Volunteers serve as guardians of the graves

This Memorial Day, you’ll see their work at historic ceremonies in Gloucester, Middleborough, and Northborough.

STEVEN A. ROSENBERG

The wounds of Vietnam that never heal

Sometimes in his dreams, Marty Robichaud is back holding a gun on Highway 19, staring out at the bush.

LOCAL FARE

Periwinkles mixes dash of new with old seafood favorites

My husband resented sharing his pile of fried clams on the platter. “Oh, these are so sweet,” he said trance-like, biting into one, then another.

UP CLOSE

She’s carving a new path at Andover church

“All congregations need to become relevant for the 21st century. It’s an interesting time to be a minister.”

BUSINESS PLAN

New collapsible cup for coffee on the go

StoJo goes from a 12-ounce carrier to a 2-inch-high disk that fits in a pocket, purse, or workout bag.

THE INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

UMass Lowell will be hosting “The Power and Potential of Women,” its first conference for women leaders, June 21.

Mark your calendar

‘Funny Girl,’ with a notable leading lady, coming to Beverly

The Fanny Brice role will be filled by Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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People manage to get themselves stuck in the oddest of places, more Trump signs go missing, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon 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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Whether it is a single-day trek, or a weekend event, charity rides promote conscientious camaraderie in support of valuable research and treatment.

Globe North Community News

Somerville

SomerStreets kicks off June 5 in East Somerville

The “carnaval” will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. along East Broadway from McGrath Highway to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Gloucester

Cape Ann Farmers Market opens June 2

The market attracts more than 50 vendors every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 13.

Beverly

Herren, Campanello to discuss substance abuse

Salem State’s annual Youth At Risk Conference will be held June 1 at Endicott College in Beverly.

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe e-book

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I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.