Pat Jackman and others work on getting the Abington Council on Aging's Senior Informer out to its faithful readers.

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Pat Jackman and others work on getting the Abington Council on Aging's Senior Informer out to its faithful readers.

At the Senior Informer, a labor of love in every edition

A shared dedication in putting out the Abington Council on Aging’s monthly newsletter helps keep loneliness and depression at bay, its volunteer staffers say.By Hattie Bernstein

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state lower its sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent?

Read two views on the question and vote in our informal online poll.

Mark Your Calendar

Spring Pow-Wow brings Native crafts and dance demos to Marshfield

The annual Spring Planting Moon Pow-Wow features inter-tribal and dance demonstrations, an interactive educational workshop, traditional crafts, storytelling and Native food and arts for sale.

Latest Globe South headlines

South View: Randolph, 1991

Prom night

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state lower its sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent?

Read two views on the question and vote in our informal online poll.

At the Senior Informer, a labor of love in every edition

A shared dedication in putting out the Abington Council on Aging’s monthly newsletter helps keep loneliness and depression at bay, its volunteer staffers say.

MARSHFIELD

Town Meeting to consider changes to town charter

The proposed changes include increasing the number of selectmen from three to five, creating a finance director position, and changing the town administrator job to a town manager’s.

NORWOOD

Nursing home settles discrimination case

The settlement resolved allegations that Charlwell House Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood refused to accept a patient who was taking Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid use disorder.

MIDDLEBOROUGH

Dog walkers must now pick up after their pets

Violators face a fine of $50 per incident, although the rules don’t apply to blind people or those with physical disabilities that prevent them from picking up after their canine companions.

PEMBROKE

Voters reject tax-limit override

The funding would have been used to hire two new police officers and two new firefighters, and for road paving.

HULL

Voters to decide whether to hike taxes for roads

Hull voters will decide in the May 21 election whether to temporarily raise their taxes to borrow $10 million to pay for road repairs.

Beverly Beckham

Google it? But I don’t want to

Sometimes, all I’m really looking for is a little bit of yesterday, which I miss.

ROCKLAND

School Committee seats go to Maroney, Mills

A recount confirmed that incumbent Thomas F. Mills Jr. won the second of the two seats.

COHASSET

Voters reject plan for renovating town hall

The May 12 election also had no contested races and a write-in candidate who won a seat on the Planning Board with 16 votes.

EAST BRIDGEWATER

New trash and recycling program begins July 1

Starting then, the yellow trash bags currently in use will be replaced with new portable 64-gallon plastic trash toters, similar to the recycling bins already in use.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Thieves use sneaky tactics to steal, a beaver is rescued from a swimming pool, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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 / BRION O’CONNOR

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Held at Revere Beach most Sundays, weather permitting, throughout the summer, the games boast players from the around the world in a sport that is far more popular abroad.

Globe South Sports

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Two brothers are Italy’s gift to Sharon tennis

Raised a small village in northern Italy, Andre and Alberto Olivei didn’t play tennis until they landed in Sharon in 2012, byt they’re now the driving forces on the high school’s tennis team.

Interactive Graphic

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