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1858 September 11 , Page 2 The Quincy Patriot

September 18, 2008

PATRIOT LEDGER ARCHIVES – A LOOK BACK AT OUR HISTORY

1858 September 11 , Page 2 The Quincy Patriot

FOUNDLING.

On Thursday evening last, about eight o’clock, Mrs. Stewart, who resides in Pearl street, found on her door step, a healthy female child, about five weeks old; it was wrapped in a shawl and a valise containing clothing for the child was also left.

1908 September 11, Page 1 Quincy Daily Ledger

BATHING SEASON Has Been Very Successful And Enjoyable At Public Bath

Under the efficient management of John Starr, the head keeper. and his able assistants, Henry McDonnell and Lucy Feely, the public bath-house on Town river has rounded out a very successful season.

It is estimated that between four and five thousand people have used the bathhouse since it opened its doors for the season of 1908, on June 10. The children especially enjoyed the privileges that the bath house offers, a majority of the boys and girls of Quincy Point being regular attendants, never missing a day all summer. …

1933 September 7, Page 1 Quincy Patriot Ledger

‘Old Man Depression’ Is Burned at Stake Despite Heavy Downpour, Weymouth Effigy Falls Victim to Flames – 5,000 People Take Part in Town’s Big Drive to Put NRA Across

Okay, America!

That was the version of thousands of Weymouthites last night as the colorful NRA parade and the spectacular burning of “Old Man Depression” at the stake was carried through in its entirety even though it poured rain throughout the whole celebration. …

As the crowd stood there apparently unmindful of the rain, each probably had the same thought. Would the prosperity fire be great enough to burn the drenched effigy? If it did fail, would it be an ominous omen? …

1958 September 8, Page 1 Quincy Patriot Ledger

Navy Helicopter Lands Safely in Scituate After Engine Fails

SCITUATE – A Sikorsky helicopter and its crew of three “Sunday Warriors” from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station made a forced landing yesterday morning on Cole Parkway, the town parking space adjoining the Scituate Harbor business section. No one was injured. …

1983 September 13, Page 1 The Patriot Ledger

A bittersweet tax settlement

Intended to end city’s 7-year fight with shipyard

By Randall Keith

Patriot Ledger Staff

QUINCY – Mayor Francis X. McCauley’s proposed $28 million tax repayment agreement with the General Dynamics Shipyard promises a bittersweet end to the city’s seven-year fight over the yard’s taxable value.

The bitter is the $2.8 million Quincy taxpayers would shell out over each of the next 10 years to retire the bonds to repay General Dynamics for excessive assessments since 1977.

The sweet includes a concession by the General Dynamics that the shipyard is really worth a lot more than the courts estimated, and removal of a cloud of financial doubt that has hung over the city since it lost the case a year ago. …

Compiled by The Patriot Ledger library staff

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