This pilot ferry service runs between Squantum Point Park in Quincy and Rowes Wharf in Boston.

Dina Rudick/Globe staff

This pilot ferry service runs between Squantum Point Park in Quincy and Rowes Wharf in Boston.

Ferry brings hope for underused Quincy park

Cheerleaders of Squantum Point Park have their fingers crossed that the pilot service from Boston and Winthrop will draw more visitors.By Robert Knox

The Argument

Should short-term rentals including Airbnb be subject to hotel taxes in Massachusetts?

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

State rules Weymouth violated Open Meeting Law

The committee that conducted a search for a new school superintendent violated the law by forwarding only one candidate for the job.

Latest Globe South headlines

No return of horse racing for Marshfield Fair

Planning has begun for the 150th Marshfield Fair, but its organizer says there will be no revival of a favorite event.

State rules Weymouth violated Open Meeting Law

The committee that conducted a search for a new school superintendent violated the law by forwarding only one candidate for the job.

Stonehill College takes its discount ‘Mobile Market’ to Brockton

In parts of Brockton, vegetables like those grown at the Easton campus are not widely available, even at more typical prices.

Ferry brings hope for underused Quincy park

Cheerleaders of Squantum Point Park have their fingers crossed that the pilot service from Boston and Winthrop will draw more visitors.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

For some girls, the best of two soccer worlds

Several high school players from south of Boston were part of the U16 New England Football Club squad that recently captured two national championships.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Colby College rising senior Noel Feeney of Braintree won the Mary O’Donnell 5K in Melrose Aug. 14.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

Notes to Globe South from readers commenting on a range of stories.

Randolph

Town Council loses a member to the classroom

Randolph town councilors said farewell to Andrew Azer at their meeting on Aug. 22 as he turned in his evenings on the council for one in the classroom.

ROCKLAND

Rockland apartment complex to get an upgrade

Families living in a Rockland apartment community will see extensive improvements to the property as a result of $14.3 million in financing recently approved by MassHousing.

STOUGHTON

Stoughton to upgrade Central Street sidewalks

Stoughton plans to install and improve sidewalks along a stretch of Central Street with a $400,000 grant recently awarded to the town by the state Department of Transportation.

HANOVER

Hanover will vote on Center School expansion

Hanover voters will decide this fall the fate of a proposal to renovate and expand the Center Elementary School.

HOLBROOK

Holbrook moves to reopen town hall auditorium

Workers have demolished walls that once broke up the second-floor auditorium at Holbrook Town Hall, making way for the town to restore the space.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man dresed up like a rabbit raises suspicions, an intrusive opossum evades police, 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

ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/kickweb.jpg They’re still getting a kick out of life

For those who want to reconnect with their inner child, feet first, there are dozens of midweek kickball leagues within the Route 128 belt.

Interactive Graphic

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