LYNN

Swampscott couple gives $5 million to youth arts organization

Lynn-based Raw Art Works is receiving the donation from its longtime board chairman, Bruce Herring, and his wife, Patricia Herring.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

At Rockland museum, you can dial up the past

Bells are ringing and lights flashing as you walk into the Rockland Switchboard and Telephone History Discovery Center.

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE

Creatures of the night, captured on film as they prowl

Halloween conjures up images of bats and owls. But there are lots of other nocturnal animals.

LOCAL FARE

The James elevates the Irish bar experience

Henry and Dowling looked at more than a dozen potential spots for their pub. Then they heard about the location tucked just off Great Plain Avenue in Needham.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts proceed with the deal to import hydro electricity from Quebec?

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Farm Day, mill history, and ‘spooktacular’ music

Art, music, and family activities abound in Greater Boston this week.

Above, Vicki Noel Harrington and Geoffrey Campbell led a tour through Plymouth’s Burial Hill Cemetery, where graves date back to the 1600s and reports of ghost sightings abound.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Bringing history to life the ghostly way

Mass. is haunted by its past — from the Pilgrims’ landing to the Salem Witch Trials to the Revolutionary War.

At the Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, the Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween ScreamPark is family-friendly.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

From spooky to scary, Halloween fun abounds

Greater Boston is awash with colorful events, whether you’re on the lookout for a good fright or accompanying small goblins who are awed by flickering jack o’lantern light.

Benjamin Selecky (left) and Alexis Abare added a brick-and-mortar Vampfangs store this past summer.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Werewolf or not, Vampfangs offers a bite of Halloween

After 25 years as an online retailer of custom-fit fangs, special effects makeup, and cryptic fragrances, Vampfangs has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Salem.

Boris Karloff in the 1931 film version of “Frankenstein.” A Bedford church is honoring the novel’s 200th anniversary.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Frankenstein lurks in Bedford church for Halloween

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, members of the public in search of a frightful trick or sweet treat can find it at the fifth annual First Parish Haunted House.

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CAMPUS ANGLE

Walpole’s Brook Matherson sticking with BC field hockey for final run

She had plans to pursue law school after graduation. But this fall, in her final season of eligibility, she is the only graduate student on the Eagles’ roster

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Brockton NAACP to participate in statewide STEM Week

The Brockton NAACP will host two events at the Brockton Public Library on Oct. 23 and 24 to connect K-12 students with more than 50 STEM organizations and programs.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Total Wine gets license to open in Braintree

The national chain has stores in Burlington, Danvers, Everett, Natick, and Shrewsbury.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Golfers heat up as the weather chills

Nothing cools the determination of Brookline High senior James Imai as he prepares for Tuesday’s Division 1 South tournament at South Shore Country Club.

LOCAL FARE

Gogo eat at this seaside treasure in Winthrop

Recreations of classic Italian dishes — freshly made pasta, arancini, red sauce — all come from recipes stored in Roseann Jaworski’s memory.

Beverly Beckham

Hoping for a therapy dog to stay by Bella’s side

If they can raise the money, a dog would be trained specifically for a 9-year-old girl who suffers from a rare neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Halloween parties, a butterfly show, and ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Spooky entertainment abounds in Greater Boston as Halloween approaches.

SOUTH INFORMER

Community center grows, band takes top prizes, and youths perform ‘Frankenstein’

In the last decade, the number of families seeking assistance from Interfaith Social Services has nearly doubled, leading the group to seek funding to expand services.

NORTH INFORMER

Art classes for veterans, decluttering workshops, and a grant to help women

The Newburyport Art Association is hosting a series of classes for veterans.

WEST INFORMER

Parading for treats, tavern history, and outdoor art

Children will trick-or-treat as a group through downtown Natick on Saturday, Oct. 27.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts support a Constitutional change limiting election spending and establishing that corporations do not have the same rights as humans?

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BLOTTER TALES

Fugitive ferret caught jaywalking

A ferret is found wandering in Salem, sheep sounds are reported in Bridgewater, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

WEST OF BOSTON

Newton ponders giving elected leaders a raise

A blue-ribbon commission will launch in January to study pay and other benefits for the mayor, city councilors, and School Committee members.

WALPOLE

Walpole High has its first female football player

Former soccer player Shawna Sullivan is now a kicker on the freshman team.

QUINCY

Hearing planned for former Quincy Medical Center development

The owner of the former hospital site wants to build 598 housing units on the 15-acre property that is being rebranded “The Hill.”

HULL

Hull school officials promote town to realtors

Hull school officials met recently with 20 area realtors to sell them on the town as a good place for families to buy homes because of the schools.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham to purchase all-terrain vehicle for snow grooming

A $29,202 state grant will allow residents to have more fun in the winter.

CONCORD

Concord accepts donation of White Pond land

A Special Town Meeting in Concord voted to accept the donation to the town of a land parcel surrounding a portion of White Pond.

NEWTON

Newton City Council back resolution defending transgender rights

The City Council approved a resolution Monday defending transgender rights ahead of a critical statewide ballot vote that could decide the fate of an anti-discrimination law.

EVERETT

Everett launches campaign to reduce recycling contamination

According to officials, contamination is a growing concern for municipal recycling programs across the state.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville seeks innovators for Urban Lab Initiative

Somerville is offering creative thinkers a chance to test out their ideas while helping the city meet its challenges.

BOXFORD

Boxford voters to decide on building projects

The Community Center/Council on Aging addition would triple the size of the facility, while the library addition would double the space of the library portion of the town hall/library building.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Bringing history to life the ghostly way

Mass. is haunted by its past — from the Pilgrims’ landing to the Salem Witch Trials to the Revolutionary War.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

At Rockland museum, you can dial up the past

Bells are ringing and lights flashing as you walk into the Rockland Switchboard and Telephone History Discovery Center.

WEST INFORMER

CPR certification, walking for cancer patients, and recognition for stroke care

The Discovery Gala: The Art of Science will help raise funds for the Discovery Museum’s accessible programs on Oct. 20.

SOUTH INFORMER

Actor advocacy classes, homes for vets, and a $30k bike ride

The nonprofit Talking Information Center, which provides reading services to 30,000 people with visually impairments, will host its 40th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 1.

NORTH INFORMER

Rent your backyard to a farmer, and garden at the library

The Somerville Public Library will introduce a community gardening and cooking initiative starting this winter.

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE

Creatures of the night, captured on film as they prowl

Halloween conjures up images of bats and owls. But there are lots of other nocturnal animals.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Farm Day, mill history, and ‘spooktacular’ music

Art, music, and family activities abound in Greater Boston this week.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts proceed with the deal to import hydro electricity from Quebec?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.