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Salem

Homeowners can get tax break for accessory dwelling units

The exemption can be claimed as long as the rent does not exceed 70 percent of the area’s fair market rent.

Boxford

Memory Project connects local art students with Ukrainian children

The portraits, which were due to be completed Sept. 30, will be delivered to the Ukrainian families to keep.

Newton taking more time before adding new Bluebikes stations

A plan to install new Bluebikes rideshare stations across Newton by the end of September will likely be delayed until the spring.

Family ACCESS holds Literacy Day for Newton residents

Literacy Day came in the aftermath of remote learning during the pandemic shutdowns, a time that was difficult for many young children who were just beginning or continuing their early education.

The asphalt exodus: Bicyclists and runners turn to gravel trails as a safer way to ride and run

Enthusiasts say off-road terrain provides a refuge from aggressive drivers and more routes to explore.

The Argument

The Argument: Should Massachusetts impose an additional tax on income above $1 million?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Discovering there’s no quit on the volleyball court

Volleyball has taught me that effort, real effort, isn’t sporadic. Effort doesn’t mean trying and failing, trying and failing, trying and failing.

BLLOTTER TALES

A horse and donkey show up at a local high school

Farm animals make a surprise appearance at a school, a man plays a joke on his wife, and other odd tales from local police blotters.