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2008-10-09 21:00:22

QUINCY - A National Guard recruiter who works in Quincy and lives in Rockland has been charged with sexually assaulting two female recruits. Staff Sgt. Robert M. Tomasello, 31, of 260 Hingham St., Rockland, was arrested Friday and arraigned in Quincy District Court on Monday on five counts of indecent assault and battery. Two women told Quincy police that Tomasello touched them inappropriately while they were at the Quincy recruiting center at the armory on Hancock Street on Thursday...

2008-10-08 12:00:18

LOCAL IN BRIEF RECYCLE DAY TO BENEFIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ROCKLAND - The Rockland High School Band will have its annual Recycle Day fund-raiser, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school parking lot. Residents can dispose of appliances and electronics for a fee. Proceeds will go to the purchase and maintenance of the band's musical instruments and scholarships for its members. SCITUATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD FINAL OPEN HOUSE SCITUATE - The Scituate...

2008-10-05 15:00:06

By KAITLIN KEANE Norwell An Educators Open House will be held Tuesday at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Teachers, PTO representatives and other educators interested in using the science center as a resource for students are invited to attend from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free. The science center offers programs for children in preschool through grade 12. All educational programs align with the state's science, technology and engineering curriculum frameworks. The...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

PLYMOUTH - Want a say about what happens in the state's coastal waters? State environmental officials developing an ocean protection plan bring their "listening tour" to Plymouth at 7 tonight at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. The input-gathering tour hits 18 towns this fall, as officials prepare to draft the plan next summer. On Wednesday, the tour will be in Norwell for a 7 p.m. meeting at the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane. Massachusetts this spring...

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Lauren McSherry After nearly a year of citations by the state of California for water pollution, representatives from two Lake Arrowhead land developments say they are planning to bring their construction sites into compliance. Not only has one of the projects, known as Mill Pond, received state scrutiny, but it has also caught the attention of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office. The district attorney opened an investigation this year into the construction site...

2008-09-24 09:00:24

MARSHFIELD - The Massachusetts Audubon Society will hold its annual Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. The many offerings for children will include farm animals, hay rides, games, crafts, face painting and a hay maze. Also featured will be an arts and crafts show and blacksmithing, bird carving and wind chime demonstrations. Admission will be $7; free for children 3 and younger. For more information or to volunteer, call...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

PLYMOUTH - A restoration project intended to make Red Brook's spawning beds more accessible to fish populations resumes this week with the removal of New Way Dam. The project began with the removal of Robbins Dike in 2006. It is expected to be completed next summer with the dismantling of two other structures that control water flow and dredging to remove fill from wetlands. Red Brook, a five-mile stream on the Wareham-Plymouth border, runs from White Island Pond to Buttermilk Bay and is...

2008-09-18 09:00:21

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2008-09-16 15:00:21

HINGHAM - If summer is one big beach party, the time for cleaning up eventually comes. In Hingham, that time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will gather at the Bathing Beach, on Otis Street (Route 3A), for Coastsweep, the state's annual coastal cleanup. In last year's Coastsweep, volunteers collected almost 9 tons of trash as they cleaned beaches, river banks, marshes and the sea floor. In Hingham, 39 volunteers removed 200 pounds of debris from the harbor area. To volunteer,...

2008-09-12 12:00:16

BUSINESS IN BRIEF Coldwell Banker expands in Hingham HINGHAM - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has added 1,814 square feet to its offices in the Pride Building at 56 South St. The real estate company now occupies 4,823 square feet on the first floor of the building. The Grossman Cos. Inc. of Quincy represented landlord Hingham Square LLC in the negotiations. Foxwoods may move slots parlor in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA - The Foxwoods Resort Casino reportedly is looking to move...


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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