Latest Harwich, Massachusetts Stories

2010-06-24 07:00:00

BOSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced the Massachusetts recipients of its 2010 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, awarding 112 graduating high school seniors from across the state a $1,000 college scholarship in recognition of their academic achievement and commitment to community. Also, Comcast surprised one student with a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship, named after Comcast founder Ralph Roberts, to provide an additional helping hand in paying for their...

2008-11-24 15:51:22

Police in Harwich, Mass., said they are investigating the origins of an intact and in tune piano found without explanation in the woods. Investigators said the Baldwin Acrosonic piano, model No. 987, was found alongside a bench positioned as though someone had intended to sit down and play by a woman walking a trail in the wooded area, CNN reported Monday. Harwich police Sgt. Adam Hutton said the department has been in contact with other Cape Cod-area law enforcement agencies, but thus far...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Michael Farrell, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jul. 17--MANCHESTER -- Beside the Town Hall there is an infamous ramp. Manchester boaters know to avoid it at low tide because there is a giant pit at the bottom that can damage their trailers. Now, plans are in the works, however, that may take away the ramp's bite. The Massachusetts Office of Fishing and Boating Access (FBA) has proposed completely rebuilding the ramp at the state's expense and taking over its maintenance. But there...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.