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BLOTTER TALES

It takes less than 60 seconds to steal a motorcycle

A prison uniform found on a trail turns out to be fake, a man has a bizarre encounter with a stranger who likes his house, and other odd tales from local police departments.

INFORMER

A pipe organ concert, a valentine-themed market, and auditions for a ballet summer program

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program celebrates and recognizes students accomplished in career and technical education.

WELLESLEY

School district seeks input for strategic planning survey

The questions include asking respondents how successful the schools are at preparing students, and whether there is support for universal pre-kindergarten programming.

ARLINGTON

Police department to get eye in the sky thanks to donated drone

The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Series drone will be deployed by officers for a variety of purposes, from water and ice rescues to searches for missing persons.

NORWELL

Norwell voters fail to pass proposal for new town hall

The current building at 345 Main St. was built in 1950 and has been in failing condition for more than a decade, according to town officials.

Milton

Milton’s plan to buy convent for early education center fails

Town Administrator Nicholas Milano said the Sisters wanted to retain use of the playing field and to continue to use space in the convent for six years, terms that the town could not accept.

Reading

New Reading website wins statewide accolades

Reading was selected by the Massachusetts Municipal Association among communities with 25,000 or more residents.

NORTH READING

Young adult mental health forum set for Feb. 7

Police detectives will discuss emerging trends in substance use, including the prevalence of fentanyl and counterfeit pills.