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2011-03-23 13:13:00

Public hearings set for May 4-5 CONCORD, Mass., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has released for public and agency review and comment, its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's South Coast Rail proposal to establish passenger rail service between Boston and the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, Mass. The project proponent, the Massachusetts Department of...

2011-03-04 00:00:30

Ride-Away of North Attleboro, MA has been awarded the coveted BraunAbility Customer 1st Award North Attleboro, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 The Braun Corporation, the leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems, recently honored Ride-Away of North Attleboro, MA with the Customer 1st Award. The award recipients were selected based on customer survey results over the course of 2010. This award is presented to dealers who earned an average score of...

2009-10-03 09:13:47

A federal judge has fined Southern Union $18 million for illegally storing mercury at a company-owned site in Pawtucket, R.I., authorities said. The penalty involves a $6 million criminal fine and $12 million in fines to be paid to the Rhode Island Foundation, Hasbro's Children's Hospital and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and Emergency Response Fund, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The sentence was handed down Friday by Judge William Smith in U.S. District...

2009-05-27 07:00:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet safety experts will train local law enforcement officers to fight online exploitation, including 'sexting,' and will educate students through i-SAFE education and awareness programs. The June 1 session also certifies law enforcement professionals to train students to be safe and responsible online. The event kicks off a week of 25 Internet safety seminars at schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. WHEN: Monday, June 1...

2008-10-28 12:00:25

ATTLEBORO, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Zinsser Group has reached a Settlement Agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Attorney General, resolving a long-standing air emissions dispute and certain other environmental issues at its Attleboro operations. Until recently, the facility was operated as the Mantrose-Haeuser Company. Under the agreement, which had been in negotiation for several years, the company will pay $2.0 million...

2008-09-26 15:00:36

By Meaghan Wims School officials say only a few families have yet to complete forms certifying they live in the town. SEEKONK -- A week ago, 45 Seekonk public school students were at risk of being barred from the town's schools because their families had not proven their residency. As of yesterday afternoon, the families of all but six students returned the school district's required residency forms, according to school officials. The rest of the families -- 24 in all - heeded the...

2008-09-25 15:00:55

By Alisha A Pina REHOBOTH -- Three people were taken to area hospitals yesterday morning after an ambulance traveling in the north section of town near the Attleboro town line rolled onto its side and slid up to 100 feet. The injuries are not life-threatening, said Patrolman Paul McGovern of the Police Department's special investigation unit. McGovern was the officer in charge at the scene. The private ambulance company, Alert Ambulance, of Fall River, was carrying a patient at 11:21...

2008-09-24 18:00:33

By ALLISON BOURG Staff Writer From one end of Mountain Road to the other, parents of elementary school students worry that redistricting could disrupt their children's studies and even cause a drop in standardized test scores. But a school official assured parents Monday that their voices will be heard as the county looks at redrawing boundaries for 11 Pasadena elementary schools. "We're not sending anyone to Baltimore County," Chuck Yocum, district demographer, said in an attempt to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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