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2013-01-13 17:01:58

d´Oliveira & Associates Issues Press Release With Current Statistics on Taunton Car Crashes (PRWEB) January 13, 2013 Taunton, Massachusetts had 55,874 residents living within its 48 square miles. Taunton is centrally located between the cities of Boston, Fall River, New Bedford, and Providence. The city´s streets are usually busy because of several corporate headquarters located in Taunton and its convenient location for commuters. Companies like Jordan´s Furniture,...

2011-08-11 04:00:00

FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Franklin Roosevelt called it "a date which will live in infamy." It is arguably the pivotal episode in the trajectory of World War II. But with the passage of time and passing of the war's veterans, the memory of what happened at Pearl Harbor and how it changed the course of world events may be fading. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/NE49832) As the country marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor...

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...

2009-03-06 06:00:00

FALL RIVER, Mass., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone thinks they know the whole story about what happened at the Borden Residence on August 4, 1892 located at 92 Second Street in Fall River, MA, when both Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were murdered with an axe. But there is so much more to this story than you could ever imagine possible. The only two people who were home were the maid and the Borden's daughter Lizzie. According to reports from renowned paranormal investigator Christopher...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

For more than a decade, efforts have been under way to not only reduce pollution in Rhode Island, but to reverse its effects by restoring salt marshes, building fish ladders around dams and planting eelgrass along the bottom of Narragansett Bay. On Saturday, some 800 scientists, environmentalists and government officials are scheduled to arrive for a four-day conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center that will celebrate and study efforts to restore estuaries in Rhode Island and...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

By Alex Kuffner Legislation requiring a host of new approvals for any emergency- response plan governing the transportation of liquefied natural gas through Rhode Island waters has become law. The bill passed into law July 3 without Governor Carcieri's signature. Sponsored by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr., D-Bristol, Portsmouth, the law gives the General Assembly and all Rhode Island cities and towns on Narragansett and Mount Hope bays authority over any emergency-response plan for LNG...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald Jul. 9--Fall River's industrial and residential waterfront might not be declared "wild and scenic" after all. Congressional Republicans have forced U.S. Rep. Barney Frank to yank -- at least temporarily -- a controversial bill that some say is merely using lofty conservation rhetoric to block a proposed LNG facility on the southeastern Massachusetts city's waterfront. Frank's bill, which would slap environmental restrictions on the proposed liquefied...

2008-06-28 15:02:12

By Timothy C Barmann The U.S. Department of Commerce denies approval of Weaver's Cove plan to establish an LNG terminal in Fall River. The U.S. Department of Commerce yesterday upheld a decision by Massachusetts regulators to deny approval for the liquefied natural gas terminal planned by Weaver's Cove Energy LLC in Fall River. The decision is another blow for the company, which has been battling widespread public opposition to the LNG plan, as well as a series of unfavorable...

2008-06-26 15:02:23

By Alex Kuffner A second meeting with federal regulators draws 300 people evenly split between opponents and supporters. SWANSEA -- It was a different night but the message was nearly identical. Last night, during the second public hearing on a proposed floating liquefied natural gas terminal in Mount Hope Bay, state and local officials from Rhode Island and Massachusetts told federal regulators that the project is ill-conceived, would harm the environment and could pose a serious...

2008-06-25 18:03:00

By JAY FITZGERALD Backers of a planned LNG facility in Fall River are howling over U.S. Rep. Barney Frank's push to designate an industrial stretch of the Taunton River as "wild and scenic" - and all but kill the plan. The House Natural Resources Committee is expected today to vote on a bill that would officially make the Taunton River an environmentally protected waterway. A spokesman for Frank said yesterday the designation idea had been around even before Weaver's Cove, owned by the...


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Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.