Dear Readers,

It’s summer vacation season, and we’re going to give the Observer team a little break next week. So we won’t be coming to your inbox on Thursday, August 3, but we’ll be back refreshed with more local stories on August 10.

In the meantime, if you need a place to beat the heat, check out today’s Briefs for some air-conditioned locations around town. And visit our website to catch up on any stories you may have missed.

Thanks for reading,

The Observer Team

Judge to decide fate of proposed daycare

By Peter O’Neil

The fate of a controversial child care facility planned at 1688 Central Ave. is in the hands of Massachusetts Land Court Judge Sheila Roberts, who is expected to issue a […]

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Good life celebrated with mural

By Jeanne Hopkins

It seems inevitable that a town project highlighting Needham residents who’ve reinforced the idea that life is good would feature the guys who trademarked that message. Life is Good founders […]

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Join the club

By Bob Baker

In May the U.S. Surgeon General said the nation was suffering a crisis of loneliness. That news has not made it into the clubroom of The Village Club, one of […]

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Town ponders charging for charging as EVs gain traction

By Peter O’Neil

The days of the free ride at the town’s six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations may be coming to an end in the next few months. But the town’s commitment […]

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