“It’s a farm experience, not an agritourism experience,” says Matthew Lord, 46, who has taken over day-to-day operations of   Carver Hill Farm in Stow.

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“It’s a farm experience, not an agritourism experience,” says Matthew Lord, 46, who has taken over day-to-day operations of Carver Hill Farm in Stow.

To save a family farm, it can take a village

The Stow community has rallied behind a plan to preserve Carver Hill Orchard for future generations.By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

UP CLOSE

Loyal friends join a mother’s fight for her child’s health

The Wellesley High graduates are hosting Plunge for Elodie to raise research funds and awareness of a severe skin disease.

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WELLESLEY

Wellesley Town Meeting to decide on $100,000 for softball fields design work

The proposed improvement project calls for better drainage, new bleachers and dugouts, and other upgrades.

Newton’s mayor is working with seniors on new center

Ruthanne Fuller, who took office last month, has prioritized meeting the needs of Newton’s growing senior population.

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HIGH SCHOOL SKIING

Newton’s Jampels skiing locally, thinking globally

Newton North skiers Jacob and Serena Jampel and their older sister Sonya are sponsoring a “Race for Snow” at the Weston Ski Track.

HIGH SCHOOL NORDIC SKIING

For key Concord-Carlisle Nordic skiers, it’s all in the family

A select few on the undefeated Concord-Carlisle Nordic team are following family tradition.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wayland’s Jen Berkowitz led the Yale women’s basketball team to a win over Harvard Feb. 17.

FRANKLIN

Artists, performers sought for Franklin spring art event

The Art in Motion exhibition will showcase paintings and drawings of figures in motion.

MARLBOROUGH

Marlborough council weighs zoning restrictions for marijuana shops

A proposed amendment would limit medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries to two stretches of Route 20.

UPTON

Draft plan for North Upton land stewardship

The Upton Conservation Commission is making available for review a draft land stewardship plan.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Passion for basketball drives Bedford teen to succeed

Malachi Hazelton has blossomed on and off the court with the help of his family and the Bedford community.

A farewell fist pump from Rene Rancourt

For over 40 years, he’s belted out the national anthem at Boston Bruins games. In April, he’ll retire.

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Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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A raccoon traps someone inside a house, a sheep gets a bucket stuck on its head, 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

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

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In the Boston Sailing Center’s frostbite race series on Boston Harbor and races hosted by the Winthrop Frostbite Sailing Club, diehard sailors harness the wind while battling the elements.

Interactive Graphic

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