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Irving Silverman, 97, was surrounded by things he has collected in his apartment at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham.

There’s no stopping 97-year-old Irving Silverman

Publishing a hefty anthology of essays by 75 seniors and experts in aging is just the latest of Silverman’s accomplishments.By Steve Maas

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts adopt legislation establishing an automatic voter registration system?

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

Abington ramps up recycling with pilot program

The town of Abington has paired up with a national recycling organization to reduce contamination in the town’s single-stream recycling carts.

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts adopt legislation establishing an automatic voter registration system?

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

Abington ramps up recycling with pilot program

The town of Abington has paired up with a national recycling organization to reduce contamination in the town’s single-stream recycling carts.

There’s no stopping 97-year-old Irving Silverman

Publishing a hefty anthology of essays by 75 seniors and experts in aging is just the latest of Silverman’s accomplishments.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

MARION

Bird Island tern nesting area is restored

Marion officials, local residents, and representatives from federal and state agencies recently celebrated the completion of a project to restore a critical bird nesting area on Bird Island in Buzzards Bay.

Plymouth

Plymouth lands grant for Town Brook restoration

State officials recently announced a $40,000 grant to support the final phase of Plymouth’s multiyear project to restore Town Brook.

ROCKLAND

Rockland plans green upgrades with state grant

Rockland plans to carry out upgrades for energy savings at six municipal buildings with the use of a $250,000 state grant.

QUINCY

MBTA gauges developer interest in Quincy Center

The MBTA is seeking developers interested in leasing rights at its Quincy Center station, located in the downtown core in an area that has seen significant private and public investment recently.

NORWELL

Marijuana dispensary struggles, but still plans to open

Mass Medi-Spa says it still plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the Accord Business Park in Norwell despite local officials’ concern that a bounced check and late payment mean the company won’t be able to finish the project.

Mark Your Calendar

Annual Duxbury Music Festival plays on

The Duxbury Music Festival offers both free and paid events this week, including a picnic on the town green with free performances by student and faculty musicians and a ticketed concert by the winners of the festival competition along with a farewell reception.

SHARON

Sharon officials tour French bilingual school

Local officials recently toured the Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon and said the town is invested in the school’s success.

FOXBOROUGH

Police disentangle owl from soccer net

Three Foxborough police officers helped free a great horned owl that got tangled and stuck in a soccer net near the Ahern Middle School on July 12.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/0522atlargeAllo.jpg Overdosed on a smartphone, apparently

A false overdose alarm, an Uber driver accused of drinking on the job, 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/2011-2020/2017/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Campbell_23zorec11_zo.jpg ‘It’s like NASCAR, but on bikes’

“Crit” racing is a madcap road competition that features multiple laps around a relatively short (usually about a mile), closed-loop course with dozens of racers jostling for position.

Globe South Sports

From left: Holiday Host, 11, Megan Nelson, 12, Charlie Hoover, 11, and Paige Bleckley, 11, at a recent practice session.

These girls are swimming for glory, and fun

Members of the Sailfish team, based in Scituate, will join three other clubs in Team New England as it seeks its third-straight title at the AAU Junior Olympics July 27-30 in Rochester, Mich.

Interactive Graphic

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