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Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Sconset Landing, in Hanover, features housing units varying from single- to multi-floor townhouses.
Sconset Landing, in Hanover, features housing units varying from single- to multi-floor townhouses.(Sconset Landing)

A new residential community in Hanover has begun selling units from its second phase of construction, with more than 40 percent of phase one already sold. Nickerson Real Estate Partners recently started selling houses at Sconset Landing, where homes from phase one are available for immediate move-in, said Nickerson’s principal, Lisa Nickerson. There are more than 30 houses for sale, varying from single- to multi-floor townhouses and varying in price from $399,999 to $600,000. An amenities package included with living at Sconset features access to the community’s clubhouse and discounts to the South Shore YMCA and a nearby golf course. Once completed, Sconset will have 130 houses, Nickerson said.

Bartlett Funeral Home and 1620 Cremation Services recently reopened its renovated facility.
Bartlett Funeral Home and 1620 Cremation Services recently reopened its renovated facility.(Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce)

A North Plymouth funeral home recently held a ribbon-cutting to unveil renovations to its building. Bartlett Funeral Home and 1620 Cremation Services made its facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, changed the colors of the facility’s interior, and added local art decor to modernize the funeral home, said co-owner Katie Bartlett. “We want it to feel more homey, not so funeral homey, in there,” she said.

A Plymouth hospital can now care for more overnight patients. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth recently added 10 in-patient rooms to its East Building’s second and third floors. The new rooms increased the number of in-patient rooms at the hospital to 160.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth recently added 10 in-patient rooms.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth recently added 10 in-patient rooms.(Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth)

A regional donut chain recently donated $27,000 to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in North Attleborough. Honey Dew Donuts completed its third fund-raising campaign in November, bringing the total amount raised since its partnership with the cancer foundation began to more than $100,000. Jen Andruzzi, the foundation’s executive director, said the money will be used to help patients. The donut chain sold window decals supporting the foundation at all of its stores, including more than a dozen in the south suburbs, last fall.

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Hingham author James L. Conroy was among the two recipients of a national history book award for his "Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime."
Hingham author James L. Conroy was among the two recipients of a national history book award for his "Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime."(James L. Conroy)

A Hingham author was among the two winners of a national history book award. James L. Conroy received the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, which recognizes books that further the public’s understanding of the Civil War, for his 2016 book “Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime.” Conroy, a lawyer for 35 years, said he’s honored to receive the award and be in the company of past winners like Doris Kearns Goodwin and Ken Burns. “For me to win, it was a surprise and I am just delighted by it,” he said. Conroy was a finalist for the prize for his first book, “Our One Common Country.”


Alejandro Serrano can be reached at alejandro.serrano@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @serrano_alej.