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Erin Campbell places a breathing mask on a training dummy at Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence.

You have a degree. But do you need more skills?

More college graduates are taking health and technology classes at community colleges in hopes of snagging a better job.By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

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Beadazzled at the Beade Affaire

Beadesigner International, the New England Bead Society, will present the 39th Bead Affaire on Saturday, Oct 21, at the Armenian Cultural Center in Watertown.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Newton reduce the size of its City Council to 12 members?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

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UP CLOSE

Essays tell about being ‘Young & Feminist’

Abby Richmond recruited 19 female, male, and genderqueer classmates at Newton North High School to share their experiences and perspectives.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Beadazzled at the Beade Affaire

Beadesigner International, the New England Bead Society, will present the 39th Bead Affaire on Saturday, Oct 21, at the Armenian Cultural Center in Watertown.

Framingham mayoral candidates discuss housing, schools

This is the second in a series of questions and answers with the candidates, Yvonne Spicer and John Stefanini, about their goals for the city of Framingham.

SUBURBAN HANDBOOK: YOUR CAREER

You have a degree. But do you need more skills?

More college graduates are taking health and technology classes at community colleges in hopes of snagging a better job.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Kole Kelly blossoming as golfer at Trinity

The Belmont High product takes pride in his accomplishments after years working on public courses.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

For Lincoln-Sudbury golfers, this success was unexpected

Years of winning golf did not prepare Lincoln-Sudbury golf coach Jon Murch for winning this year.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Newton’s Chris Bornhorst helped Babson College’s golfers to the New England Collegiate Conference title Oct. 1.

INFORMER

A Halloween bash, a benefit, and a library’s centennial

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

WALTHAM, NEWTON

Deadline to register before Newton, Waltham elections

Residents of Waltham and Newton intending to cast ballots in their cities’ local municipal elections have until Oct. 18 to register to vote.

ACTON

Acton seeks volunteers for Sidewalk Committee

This committee is charged with advising the board on issues related to sidewalks and improving the walkability of town.

BEDFORD

Bedford to hold citizen’s police academy

The Bedford Police Department will hold a six-week citizen’s police academy this fall to give residents a chance to meet officers and get a better understanding of their work.

CONCORD

Author Katherine Paterson to speak at Concord library

Author Katherine Paterson is the next speaker in the Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture series at the Concord Free Public Library.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A woman gets upset over a “bad pedicure,” a man lounges by the pool without any clothes on, strange sounds come from a dumpster, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/22_08zorec06_zo.jpg To save veterans’ lives, they skate together

The Skate for the 22 Foundation takes its name and its mission from the estimate that roughly 22 veterans take their lives each day.

Interactive Graphic

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