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2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ The Marshfield and Scituate waterways commissions will be honored by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association for their work in support of a no-discharge zone. The federal Environmental Protection Agency declared the waters off Scituate, Marshfield and Cohasset a no-discharge zone in June. The waterways commissions had been working together to seek the designation for several years. In a no-discharge zone, boaters are not permitted to empty their vessels'...

2008-10-08 12:00:00

By KAITLIN KEANE South Shore Education Administrators at four South Shore high schools say stronger science requirements and more focus on the subject helped their schools ace the new science portion of the MCAS. Students in Norwell, Cohasset, Sharon and West Bridgewater attained a 100 percent pass rate on the science portion of the test, which will be a graduation requirement for students in the class of 2010. Freshman and sophomores took one of four different science exams offered...

2008-09-01 09:00:13

COHASSET - The Cohasset Republican Town Committee holds its annual picnic Sept. 7 at Lou Harvey's home on King Street. The event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. that Sunday will be held rain or shine. Featured speaker will be Charles Baker Jr., president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Plymouth County officials and candidates for county office are among invited guests as is Sen. Robert Hedlund, R-Weymouth, the committee announced. Tickets are $20 a person or $30 a couple. Funds raised...

2008-09-01 09:00:06

COHASSET - The board of health will hold its annual health fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Sept. 16, at the Second Congregational Church located next to the town hall on Highland Avenue. Free health screenings will be offered to town residents in areas including blood pressure, vision, cholesterol and blood sugar, oral cancer, osteoporosis (bone-mineral density), chiropractic, prostate cancer screening and mental health screenings, the board said. Demonstrations at the fair that Tuesday will...

2008-07-22 12:01:09

LOCAL IN BRIEF Shipwreck dinner and lecture at 1699 Winslow House MARSHFIELD - The 1699 Winslow House will host its annual ''Shipwreck Dinner and Lecture,'' at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 634 Careswell St. The speaker will be author Colin Woodard, who will discuss his recent book ''The Republic of Pirates.'' Reservations are required; call 781-837-5753. Rehab center gives Cohasset money for elder-van gas costs COHASSET - Golden LivingCenter of Cohasset has given Cohasset Elder Affairs...

2008-06-25 18:02:57

By JOHN P. KELLY COHASSET - It was a simple question: Howie Altholtz wanted to know why his daughter's social studies teacher at Cohasset High School resigned abruptly in the middle of the school year. It had slipped out unofficially that the popular teacher had been captured on a school surveillance video doing something inappropriate. When the administration refused to give Altholtz a clear answer, Altholtz, a lawyer with an anti-establishment streak, made it his mission to find the...

2008-06-18 09:01:16

LOCAL IN BRIEF Rockland seeking lifeguards ROCKLAND - The Rockland Youth Commission is accepting applications for lifeguard, water safety instructor and waterfront director. Candidates must be 16 or older, have current lifeguard, CPR and first aid certificates and be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from June 23 to Aug. 15. Applications are available at the youth commission office, 394 Union St. The office is on the second floor of the community center. Registration for the...