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2014-10-31 20:20:51

Ticket Down announces that they have cut ticket prices across the board on presale tickets for One Direction at Gillette Stadium. This trusted ticket reseller is also offering their customer appreciation promo code ONE-DIRECTION-2015 for additional savings. Presale tickets for 1D are currently available and the official public onsale will be Saturday, November 1st, however, many fans are securing their tickets at Gillette Stadium early to ensure the best seating options. BOSTON,...

2014-10-31 16:23:10

Springfield Armory® Team Captain Rob Leatham takes home his 8th International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoot Championship title. GENESEO, Ill., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Springfield Armory® would like to congratulate its team captain, Rob Leatham, on winning his 8th world champion title at the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoot XVII, held at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Fla. The World Shoot, regarded as...

2014-10-31 16:20:37

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Jay B. Stephens has been named the New England Legal Foundation's first annual John G.L. Cabot Award honoree in recognition of his distinguished service and leadership in both the public and private sectors. "No one epitomizes better than Jay Stephens the qualities that the John G.L. Cabot Award seeks to honor: wise leadership, sound judgment and profound legal...

2014-10-30 23:06:51

According to new report from BCC Research, the global market for medical device technologies is expected to reach $538.7 billion in 2018; registering a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 5.5% over the next five years. Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, MEDICAL DEVICES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for medical device technologies is expected to reach $538.7 billion in 2018; registering a...

2014-10-30 23:06:44

Employees Donate More Than $100,000 to American Cancer Society Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 In just one year, a National Grid employee fundraiser and breast cancer awareness campaign has blossomed from $3,600 in donations to more than $100,000. The company’s program to give employees pink hard hats in exchange for $20 donations to the American Cancer Society dramatically increased in popularity in its second year, as it expanded to include Massachusetts, New York and Rhode...

2014-10-30 23:06:28

Four companies receive $30,000 in prizes and highlight the strength of Northeast cleantech innovation cluster. Sponsors include Chevron, Wells Fargo, University of Phoenix, Arrow, Parc, MassCEC, NYSERDA, National Grid, NECEC Institute, Foley Hoag, Novozymes, Mintz Levin, Saint-Gobain, EnerNOC, Commerce RI, Silicon Valley Bank, Maine Technology Institute, Plano and Simple, Future360, and Greentown Labs Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast Division...

2014-10-30 23:04:07

Groundbreaking New Study Abroad Program, SEA Semester®: The Global Ocean Incorporates Ocean Health Index into Curriculum Woods Hole, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 This fall, undergraduate students from top colleges and universities nationwide are utilizing the newly created Ocean Health Index to explore environmental issues related to climate change, conservation, and sustainability of the world’s oceans in a groundbreaking new study abroad program offered by Sea Education...

2014-10-30 20:22:17

The Hallmark Institute of Photography (http://hallmark.edu/) and Baystate Franklin Medical Center will host a family portrait fundraiser. TURNERS FALLS, Mass., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Hallmark Institute of Photography (http://hallmark.edu/) announced today that it will team up with Baystate Franklin Medical Center's Employee United Way Campaign Committee to host a family portrait event to raise money for United Way of Franklin County. On Nov. 15, Hallmark Institute...

2014-10-30 16:30:51

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Held in Boston, MA, RoboBusiness 2014 experienced record-breaking attendance and press coverage and had more robots on the showcase floor than ever before! Hosting attendees from over 20 countries, this was not only the largest, but most internationally diverse event yet. On October 15, nLink beat 14 competing startups, winning the Pitchfire event. Their Mobile Drilling Robot is a technology that will relieve construction workers from...

2014-10-30 16:23:27

HUDSON, Mass., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people going solar in Massachusetts have household incomes (HHI) of less than $150,000, according to a survey conducted by New England Clean Energy, president Mark Durrenberger announced today. Nearly 250 customers responded to the Hudson-based installer's survey on HHI. The results show that people purchasing solar electricity systems, with or without financing, cross all income brackets, but predominantly (67 percent) earn less than...


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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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2007-03-12 19:54:49

The Yellow jack (Carangoides bartholomaei) is one of several types of jacks. It inhabits the inland waters of the western Atlantic Ocean along the coast from Massachusetts in the United State to Brazil. These fish have a deep body that ranges in color from blue to gray to yellow. The name comes from the yellow fins that the adults typically have. Full grown yellow jacks can get around 30 inches long and can weigh up to 20 pounds.

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.