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2008-08-21 15:00:33

It may not have the sweeping bay views of Jamestown's scenic Beavertail State Park, but for a pristine slice of Rhode Island woods it's hard to beat the Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area in Glocester, just a stone's throw from the Connecticut border. This rolling 100-acre tract of tall pines and oak -- part of the 4,000-acre George Washington Management Area -- is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and swimming. There's also a playing field where...

2007-11-09 18:00:30

By Philip Marcelo; Journal Staff Writer The committee that runs the Ponaganset schools says it's time to let Glocester administer its elementary schools. * * * GLOCESTER - The Foster-Glocester Regional School Committee has ordered the regional school district administration to relinquish control of the Glocester elementary schools because, some members say, that work has distracted the administration from its primary responsibility, the high school and middle school. The committee...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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