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2008-06-25 18:02:33

By Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jun. 24--After suffering a series of setbacks since receiving conditional federal approval three years ago to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River, Weaver's Cove Energy came back this year with an alternative proposal. It would float an off-loading facility in the middle of Mount Hope Bay. Public officials, including Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, have already spoken out against the latest incarnation of...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Alex Kuffner Weaver's Cove Energy is proposing an alternate plan for a floating liquefied natural gas terminal in Mount Hope Bay. BRISTOL -- They called the plan ill-conceived, dangerous, an environmental disaster and just plain bad. The majority of the people who testified last night on Weaver's Cove Energy's proposal for a floating liquefied natural gas terminal in Mount Hope Bay were emphatic in their opposition. "What angers me, what incenses me ... is that these people have...

2008-06-25 06:02:59

By Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald Jun. 25--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...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

By Alex Kuffner The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold public hearings on the Weaver's Cover Energy proposal tonight and tomorrow. After suffering a series of setbacks since receiving conditional federal approval three years ago to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River, Weaver's Cove Energy came back this year with an alternative proposal. It would float an off-loading facility in the middle of Mount Hope Bay. Public officials, including Rhode Island...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

By Timothy C. Barmann, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jun. 20--Officials in Rhode Island and Massachusetts told federal regulators yesterday that the states opposed a five-year extension sought by the company to build a liquefied-natural-gas terminal in Fall River. With time running out, Weaver's Cove Energy has asked federal regulators to extend its permit to build an LNG terminal by an additional five years. The company is facing a July 2010 deadline to complete the project. In...

2008-06-20 15:00:15

By Timothy C Barmann Weaver's Cove Energy has requested more time on its five-year permit to build an LNG terminal in Fall River because it has been delayed by a number of state and federal approvals. Officials in Rhode Island and Massachusetts told federal regulators yesterday that the states opposed a five-year extension sought by the company to build a liquefied-natural-gas terminal in Fall River. With time running out, Weaver's Cove Energy has asked federal regulators to extend...

2007-03-20 15:00:39

BOSTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leader of the MAFIOSO gang in Fall River was sentenced today in federal court to more than 12 years in prison in connection with narcotics charges that stemmed from a joint investigation by federal, state and local authorities aimed at reducing violent crime and drug dealing in the Fall River area. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; C. Samuel...

2005-08-12 15:12:57

By Jason Szep FALL RIVER, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Fall River, a Massachusetts city of rusting textile mills, is stepping up a fight to block a liquefied natural gas project that residents fear could become the target of terrorists. A group of politicians from Massachusetts and Rhode Island filed a petition on Friday to force a federal energy panel to reconsider plans for the controversial terminal of the flammable gas in the coastal city of 92,000 people. Security experts say an...


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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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