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Should Massachusetts suspend the state gas tax?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Is this progress? Only your smartphone knows for sure

It’s a map. It gives me directions. It plays music. I can read books on it. How can I have an issue with a device that does all these things?

A baby deer gets trapped, and an animal control officer comes to the rescue

A fawn gets rescued, a lost cockatiel turns up in a garage, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Quincy College teaches students how to farm in the water with free aquaculture camp

Quincy College is offering secondary school students a free summer program to learn about aquaculture — the practice of breeding, raising, and harvesting fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants.

Buttonwoods Museum reimagines how to tell Haverhill’s history

The Buttonwoods Museum is embarking on a project aimed at re-energizing the Water Street institution and making it more representative of Haverhill's diverse population.

‘A topic that resonates’: Documentary on loneliness brings people together at West Newton Cinema

More than 130 people gathered together in the West Newton Cinema on June 15 to watch “All the Lonely People,” a documentary on loneliness and social isolation before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newton Highlands Village Day festival celebrates the ‘Highlands and life’

After missing two years due to the pandemic, more than a thousand visitors celebrated the 45th annual Newton Highlands Village Day street festival and 5K road race June 12.

Neither snow nor rain? Mail delivery in Newton hit by staffing shortages

Newton is one of many cities around the country experiencing staffing shortages with the United States Postal Service — straining workers, causing disruptions in mail delivery, and leaving some residents wondering why their mailboxes are empty.