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Recent articles by Ruth:

Scituate voters to consider spending $2 million on 18 acres of land

Citizens group goes to great lengths to protect Border Street parcel → Read More

'Fish & Men' documentary uses Scituate to take in-depth look at fishing industry

The documentary "Fish & Men' looks at the national fishing industry through the eyes of Scituate's vanishing fleet. → Read More

Howl-oween costume party, fundraiser to support expansion of Scituate Dog Park

A costume party and fundraiser to support expansion of the Scituate Dog Park will take place Saturday, Oct. 30. → Read More

South Shore midwives bring ancient profession to the modern world

South Shore women discuss the call to become midwives. → Read More

Personal inspiration brings Scituate runners back to the Boston Marathon

These two men run the Boston Marathon for special reasons. → Read More

Are you ready to rock? South Shore Conservatory to host Mad Love Music Festival in Hingham

The one-day celebration of music, life and community will take place at South Shore Conservatory’s outdoor amphitheater in Hingham Sunday, Oct. 10. → Read More

Cohasset marks anniversary of South Shore’s worst shipwreck, honors lives lost

In the 19th century, Irish emigrants escaping famine, persecution and eviction from their homes risked everything to cross the sea to America for the hope of a better life. In one of those voyages, men, women and children boarded the Brig St. John in the Port of Galway in 1849 and headed to Massachusetts.. “They had experienced very bad times,” said Catherine Shannon, professor emeritus of… → Read More

Scituate cancer survivor featured in documentary; award-winning film to be shown in town

Scituate resident featured in film about brain cancer, hope and the fight inside us all. → Read More

Scituate white oak named to state’s Legacy Tree List

White oak tree makes big impression. → Read More

'Amazing Race'-style fundraiser in Scituate to benefit African children

Unique fundraiser in Scituate to help orphaned children in Africa. → Read More

'I was fascinated': Duxbury man's postcards illustrate South Shore's bygone days

Old postcards offer glimpse of South Shore life and times. → Read More

Scituate kids' local newspaper 'brought the neighborhood together'

Kids start neighborhood newspaper. → Read More

Scituate School Committee looks to fill vacancy, accepting applications

School Committee seeks to fill seat through 2022 annual election. → Read More

A fast-moving storm, a quick-thinking crew: Scituate responders honored for rescues at sea

Scituate Select Board recognizes heroic actions of police team. → Read More

Scituate Coast Guard Station closure would have a 'dire effect,' South Shore officials warn

Is the Coast Guard station at Point Allerton enough? From Cohasset to Plymouth, town officials oppose the plan to close Scituate's station. → Read More

Dine Out for Dogs & Cats supports local restaurants and Scituate Animal Shelter

Support animals and restaurants with this fundraiser. → Read More

Scituate’s Short Fuse Theatre Project fills GAR Hall with young comedians

The Short Fuse Theatre Project focuses on teaching children ages 8 to 14 about all aspects of the theatrical experience. → Read More

South Shore teens dive into free lifeguard training at Boys & Girls Club

Growing up on the South Shore and hanging out at Nantasket Beach, where he still surfs, Richard Bonanno was a lifeguard in the 1970s. → Read More

Scituate Heritage Days return to the harbor next month

Scituate's most popular event - which includes shopping, boat races and more - will return to the harbor this August. → Read More

'Fund A Room' fundraiser generates $250K to offset cost of new Scituate senior center

About 200 families and businesses contributed to the Scituate senior center fundraiser, with the largest donation being $35,000. → Read More