Dottie Fulginiti, vice chair of the Easton Board of Selectmen, prepares for a meeting at Town Hall in Easton, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Dottie Fulginiti, vice chairwoman of the Easton Board of Selectmen, preparing for a board meeting on Sept. 11, 2017.

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.By Jill Terreri Ramos

Via e-mail, Easton selectmen chairman quits post

He resigns saying “simply, it’s time” and denies it’s because of a newspaper report about his alleged financial problems.

Beverly Beckham

Talking beats texting, and yet we text

Even though we can speak faster than we can type, even though we can get our message across more accurately with the spoken word than with the abbreviated printed ones, and even though our spoken words never get lost in cyberspace, we choose text over talk.

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YOUTH SWIMMING

South Shore Strypers hosting Bob McGillicuddy Invitational

Three-day swim meet at Lincoln-Hancock Pool in Quincy will honor late teacher and coach.

STOUGHTON

Moody’s bumps up town’s bond rating

Stoughton recently earned an upgrade in its municipal bond rating, which officials siad positions the town to save in borrowing costs.

Underrepresented

In the 48 cities and towns covered by Globe South, women occupy just 20.5 percent of all seats on city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen.

Mark Your Calendar

Brockton theater group presents Shakespeare the way ‘you like it’

The Massasoit Theatre Company performs “As You Like It,” Shakespeare’s popular comedy play about love, unjust government, and escaping to the woods to avoid it, at the community college in Brockton.

Local Fare

Restaurant-owning Frattaroli clan adds Captain Fishbones to its stable

The name is the same, but much has changed at the Marina Bay eatery, including a slimmed-down menu that its manager says allows the kitchen to focus on fresh seafood.

PLYMOUTH

New town hall to open for business soon

Through a just completed $40 million project, the town renovated and constructed a 60,000-square-foot addition to the 1820 Courthouse building at 26 Court St. to convert it into the new town hall.

KINGSTON

Voters to decide whether to fund new library

Kingston voters will have their say soon on whether they would spend $8.9 million to match a state grant of $6.9 million for a new public library that officials say is badly needed.

Beverly Beckham

Talking beats texting, and yet we text

Even though we can speak faster than we can type, even though we can get our message across more accurately with the spoken word than with the abbreviated printed ones, and even though our spoken words never get lost in cyberspace, we choose text over talk.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Brotherly competition boosts Frodigh, Carey

Dan Frodigh of Westweood High and David Carey of Xaverian Brothers come from golfing clans but are determined to make names for themselves.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

MARSHFIELD

Voters reject ban on recreational marijuana sales

Marshfield voters at a special Town Meeting have rejected a ban on recreational marijuana facilities in their town.

WESTWOOD

Xaverian alum to succeed retiring fire chief

Westwood Fire Chief William Scoble, who is retiring on Halloween after 20 years in the job, and 40 years in the Westwood Fire Department, is being succeeded by someone familiar with the town.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Beckham_22zobeckham01_zo.jpg Talking beats texting, and yet we text

Even though we can speak faster than we can type, even though we can get our message across more accurately with the spoken word than with the abbreviated printed ones, and even though our spoken words never get lost in cyberspace, we choose text over talk.

Interactive Graphic

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