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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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