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Shoppers visit Divine Stoneworks at MetroWest Design Center in Ashland.

Ashland’s downtown finds home-grown success

Two local efforts have come to fruition this year: the Corner Spot and the MetroWest Design Center.By Hattie Bernstein


A cancer support walk, a harvest fair, and a book sale

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

The Argument

Should Wayland impose a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana shops?

Read two views and vote in our online poll

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‘Ants at a Picknic’ on display at Davis Museum

The museum on the campus of Wellesley College presents “Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic,” the contemporary abstract artist’s first solo museum exhibition.


Re-Stream’s slogan? ‘Zero waste for office space’

Established in 2012, the Waltham firm is a one-stop, green logistics services company that assists clients in repurposing and recycling as much as possible.


A cancer support walk, a harvest fair, and a book sale

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


Was the Trump administration right to order an end to the Dreamers’ program?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Jacob Maddox made his first collegiate soccer goal for Franklin Pierce a big one.


In volleyball, they play the outside game

Outside hitters from Newton North, Newton South, and Hopkinton high schools say theirs is a unique position in the sport.


Framingham voters get first chance on mayor, council

The preliminary election to narrow the field of candidates will be held on Sept. 26.


Newton will vote in November on cutting size of council

Newton voters in November will decide on a proposed charter that would shrink the size of their city council and put the election of every board member to a citywide ballot.


Franklin to sell affordable housing unit

The town of Franklin is offering an affordable housing opportunity at 47 Leanne Way in the Franklin Heights development off Lincoln Street.


Arlington updates website on its spending

The town has updated its Open Checkbook Web service that tracks its financial matters.


Deadline for Wayland grant applications Oct. 16

The deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that supports arts and cultural activities in Wayland is Oct. 16.


Wellesley trying new lighting options this fall

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant will be trying out new lighting options for neighborhood street lights this fall.

Blotter tales


// These shoes were made for, uh, collecting

Police seize $50,000 worth of footwear, a man gets locked inside a supermarket, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


// Golf course

Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing

On The Move


// For love of hockey, they sink to the bottom

Often attracted to the sport by its strangeness, underwater hockey players say they stick because of its unique benefits.

Beverly Beckham

24zobeckham - Beverly Beckham's granddaughter Lucy Falcone. (Beverly Beckham)

Beverly Beckham

A kind of love you never knew

This is what I would say to someone whose baby isn’t Grade A perfect: You will be proud. Your child will dazzle you. One day, when you least expect, you will feel your heart stretch.

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

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