Rowley, MA -- 2/06/2018 - Michael Sabatini, owner of the Barn at Bradstreet Farm, poses for a photo on the driveway leading to his property. Sabatini has faced municipal roadblocks, including a cease and desist order while trying to open an event venue. The town had cited emergency vehicle access through the stone pillars as a safety concern. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 18norowley Reporter:

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Michael Sabatini, owner of the Barn at Bradstreet Farm, has battled with Rowley over the width of the driveway.

Farm faces roadblock in Rowley

Plans to open the Barn at Bradstreet Farm to host weddings and other parties have been mired in a maze of town regulations and cease-and-desist orders.By Linda Greenstein

INFORMER

‘Next Producer’ contest, Girl Scout robotics, and fitness/spa openings

Beverly resident Allie Clancy, a sophomore at Lasell College in Newton, is among 12 finalists in NESN’S “Next Producer” show.

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THE ARGUMENT

Should any increases in major state taxes be on the table in budget talks for next year?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

Farm faces roadblock in Rowley

Plans to open the Barn at Bradstreet Farm to host weddings and other parties have been mired in a maze of town regulations and cease-and-desist orders.

LOCAL FARE

Public Kitchen is a lively addition to Wakefield’s downtown

The menu is about serving fresh food and fun drinks at reasonable prices so that you will want to come again. I did.

Grieving mother spreads message of hope

Woburn’s Kate Genovese has written a book about her son Christopher’s battle with drug addiction, which ended with his death in 2016.

INFORMER

‘Next Producer’ contest, Girl Scout robotics, and fitness/spa openings

Beverly resident Allie Clancy, a sophomore at Lasell College in Newton, is among 12 finalists in NESN’S “Next Producer” show.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Lowell’s Winterfest offers a weekend of fun

From skating to live music to a chocolate festival, there’s something for everyone during this winter celebration.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Traveling solo, they try to stay in the swim

Three young athletes competed with no teammates by their side at the MIAA Boys’ North sectional meet Feb. 11.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Facing illness, an elite swimmer regroups to get back on top

Kevin Spear was Reading Memorial’s top swimmer before his diabetes diagnosis. He still is.

TYNGSBOROUGH

Tyngsborough begins adopt-a-hydrant program

Snow accumulation can quickly obstruct fire hydrants and block access for Fire Department vehicles during an emergency.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville assembling Internet Access Task Force

The group will formulate recommendations on increasing Internet service provider competition and establishing a municipal or quasi-public provider.

AMESBURY

Amesbury makes top 5 for $500,000 prize

The Amesbury business community is pushing to get out the vote for “Small Business Revolution – Main Street.” Voting runs through Tuesday, Feb. 20.

ROCKPORT

Rockport Police now have Narcan

Lieutenant Mark Schmink would not comment on police union negotiations, but did allow that police “stepped up the time line” on using the drug to treat overdose victims.

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BLOTTER TALES

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A couch is tossed off a balcony, boom boxes rule the streets, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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CAPTION CONTEST

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On The Move

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If you’re thinking of attempting Climb to the Top Boston, the March 3 National Multiple Sclerosis Society fund-raiser at the 200 Clarendon Tower, or a similar event, here’s some concrete advice.

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TYNGSBOROUGH

Tyngsborough begins adopt-a-hydrant program

Snow accumulation can quickly obstruct fire hydrants and block access for Fire Department vehicles during an emergency.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville assembling Internet Access Task Force

The group will formulate recommendations on increasing Internet service provider competition and establishing a municipal or quasi-public provider.

MEDFORD

Medford assembles superintendent search committee

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is serving as chairwoman and School Committee member Paulette Van der Kloot as vice chair of the screening panel.

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