Lakeville , MA- May 23, 2017: Allin Frawley, chairman of the Middleborough Board of Selectmen poses for a portrait at the Middleborough/Lakeville commuter rail station in Lakeville, MA on May 23, 2017. (Despite some early fears this year, the South Coast Rail is not dead and instead may be taking a different route to the New Bedford-Fall River area. ) (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: regional reporter:

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Allin Frawley, chairman of the Middleborough Board of Selectmen, said he is concerned the state’s latest plan for the South Coast Rail would provide “inferior service” to South Coast residents and “degrade current rail service” on the Middleborough-Lakeville line.

Sharp differences over latest plan for South Coast Rail

The plan has divided even longtime advocates of the project.By John Laidler

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Scituate arts group celebrates sun, jazz, and paint

The Scituate Arts Association’s Summer Solstice fund-raiser features live jazz, good food, and an art auction topped by an original oil painting executed during the event.


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// Running the right way

A program at the Spaulding National Running Center aims to prevent injuries to runners before they happen.


Peabody, MA---7/1/2001-----Jack Nicklaus signs autographs to adoring fans following a final round of even-70 at the US Senior Open at the Salem Country Club. REMOTE TRANSMISSION RW Library Tag 07022001 SPORTS

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