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Climate Action Brookline encourages bicycling as a clean mode of transportation. A group gathered for a tour of the town’s recent and planned bicycle infrastructure improvements.

Fighting global warming, one town at a time

As Trump rolls back federal climate programs, more people are working locally to promote renewable energy. By John Hilliard

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Something to tweet about in Sudbury

The birds may or may not care, but these birdhouses, up for auction to benefit Protect Sudbury, are sure to charm their human neighbors.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should Massachusetts reduce its sales tax rate?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

ACTON

Discovery Museums to hold fund-raising auction

The catalog will have over 200 items, including a VIP Red Sox game package, a vacation rental in Wellfleet, and more.

BOXBOROUGH

Boxborough’s Hidden Treasures event to take place during May

Residents will be able to peek into the 1784 Farmhouse, see an icehouse demonstration, and more.

FRANKLIN

Franklin Culinary Cabaret to benefit Electric Youth

The evening highlights local chefs and restaurants serving an array of dishes, as well as wines to complement the evening’s food.

LEXINGTON

Lexington League of Women Voters to hold meeting

The informational meeting for potential new members will be on May 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cary Memorial Library.

MARLBOROUGH

Marlborough Democratic City Committee to host forum

US Representative Niki Tsongas will be there and the forum is free and open to the public.

NEWTON

Newton scrutinizes boarding houses

City officials are seeking input from residents on how to make boarding houses safer.

PLAINVILLE

Plainville’s household hazardous waste collection day May 6

Each vehicle may drop off a limit of 5 gallons or 25 pounds of waste.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Something to tweet about in Sudbury

The birds may or may not care, but these birdhouses, up for auction to benefit Protect Sudbury, are sure to charm their human neighbors.

BUSINESS PLAN

Daniel’s Table tackles food insecurity, one town at a time

With Foodie Cafe in Framingham, the nonprofit hopes to create self-sustainable model other communities can follow.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

No lazy April break for Milford’s softball team

With nearly every player on the team aiming to play beyond high school, there is a constant drive to get better.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should Massachusetts reduce its sales tax rate?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Race is on to become Framingham’s first mayor

The mayor’s salary will start off the same as the current town manager’s salary — $186,639.50 — more than what the Boston and Somerville mayors earn.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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Firefighters help deliver a baby in Amesbury, a Bridgewater man lost his car to his name-unknown girlfriend, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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/2011-2020/2017/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/zorec.jpg Treadmill + fitness will get your motor running

Sessions lasting 45 minutes to an hour combine cardiovascular efforts on a treadmill interspersed with strength training.

Interactive Graphic

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