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Garbage bags at the Groton transfer station are emblazoned with the town seal.

Unsealing the history behind town seals

Images of bibles, swords, and early residents tell fascinating — if not totally accurate — stories about Massachusetts cities and towns. By Lucas Phillips

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The many stamps of JFK

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth with an exhibit featuring hundreds of stamps picturing the 35th president.

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Unsealing the history behind town seals

Images of bibles, swords, and early residents tell fascinating — if not totally accurate — stories about Massachusetts cities and towns.

Sherborn’s new fire chief was once in the NFL

Erron Kinney, who played six years for the Titans, is looking forward to settling in New England, where his wife grew up.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The many stamps of JFK

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth with an exhibit featuring hundreds of stamps picturing the 35th president.

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

In Belmont, a rapid rugby rise to the top

In only its third year of existence, Belmont High School’s girls’ rugby team has taken the state title.

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LOCAL FARE

Stone L’oven Pizza Co. brings creative pies to Waban

“I love the warmth and community setting,” said owner Scott Lopes, “where people walk by with dogs and you leave a bowl of water out for them, and people come inside to talk to you.”

ARLINGTON

Arlington police dog passes away

Dasty responded to more than 600 calls for service, assisted in more than 40 felony arrests, and was involved in 117 narcotic and evidence seizures.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham hires firm to locate leaks in water system

The town is hoping to locate any leaks within the distribution system to reduce unaccounted water loss and to minimize lost revenue.

BEDFORD

Bedford transportation service seeking feedback from residents

DASH, the town’s pilot on-demand transportation service, is looking for feedback about how the program is working.

Welcome center planned for Concord’s Old Manse

The project seeks to improve visitor services with new community and programming space and accessible restrooms.

ACTON

Acton to hold info session on Kelley’s Corner plans

The Monday, June 26 session will focus on proposed infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Routes 111 and 27.

DOVER

New middle school building unveiled in Dover

The Charles River School’s new building will house grades 6 through 8 and its middle school science program.

North

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Glory days return to Salem CC

Tom Watson, John Daly, and Bernhard Langer will be among those playing in the US Senior Open June 26 through July 2 at the Peabody course, which also hosted the tournament in 2001.

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