Latest Plymouth County, Massachusetts Stories

2008-09-11 18:00:28

BUSINESS IN BRIEF GASOLINE PRICES DOWN 5 CENTS MORE, NINTH WEEK OF DECLINE BOSTON - Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have dropped another nickel, the ninth consecutive week of lower prices. AAA Southern New England reported Monday that the average price of self-serve, regular gas in the Bay State was $3.56 per gallon, 5 cents below last week and 53 cents lower than the July 7 peak of $4.08 a gallon. A year ago, the average statewide price was $2.66 a gallon. Gasoline prices in...

2008-09-05 09:00:17

1858 September 4 , Page 2 The Quincy Patriot WHAT CIGARS ARE MADE OF. An invoice of foreign cigars, "real Havanas," were recently appraised at the New York Custom House at three dollars per thousand, but the importer being dissatisfied, a new appraisement was made, which resulted in the admission of the cigars at one dollar and fifty cents per thousand. The evidence, under oath by which the change in the appraisement was made, was this - that not a particle of tobacco entered into the...

2008-09-05 09:00:17

PLYMOUTH - Fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a small cottage in the Manomet section of town about 7 p.m. Saturday, Battalion Chief Stanley Eldridge said. The cottage off Arcadia Road was unoccupied. A firefighter was treated at Jordan Hospital for minor injuries. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 09:00:14

HINGHAM - A Rockland man was ordered held without bail Tuesday after his arraignment in Hingham District Court on assault and battery and threat charges. Alan E. Blake, 47, of 42 Glen St. also was charged with violating an abuse prevention order. He allegedly shoved a woman and threatened to kill her. Judge Patrick Hurley ordered Blake be held without bail. He is to return to court Thursday. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 12:00:58

CARVER - Police are warning residents to remember to lock their cars after a string of break-ins during the weekend. Police say six or seven cars, all unlocked, were hit by thieves. Most of the break-ins occurred in the Great Meadow Drive and Fosdick Road area. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 00:00:21

HINGHAM - A Tower Road resident was away from home for less than two hours, but it was long enough for a burglar to strike. The resident went out at about 10 a.m. Monday and returned at 11:45 to find the house in disarray. Police said someone entered the home through a first-floor window after dislodging a window air conditioner. The suspect used a pillowcase to carry away items including a laptop computer, cameras, jewelry, gift cards and prescription drugs. Anyone with any...

2008-08-12 15:00:50

By KAREN GOULART HINGHAM - It's a problem around the country and the South Shore is no different - quick-working thieves swiping catalytic converters from cars. Hingham and Norwell have joined the ranks of towns targeted by thieves who harvest the parts for the high cash value of their precious metal components. In Hingham, three catalytic converters were stolen from commercial vehicles parked in a lot at the South Shore Industrial Park last week. Norwell reported five of the parts...

2008-08-11 09:00:52

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS Larkin show rescheduled The Patty Larkin concert has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Pilgrim Memorial Park on the Plymouth waterfront (intersection of Water and Leyden streets). The concert, part of Project Arts of Plymouth's free River Run concert series, was canceled Wednesday night because of rain. No 'Brigadoon' Boston won't be home to the pre-Broadway tryout of "Brigadoon." Performances scheduled from Oct. 21 to Nov. 16 at the Colonial Theatre have...

2008-08-11 09:00:52

DUXBURY - Elements Montessori School will offer open houses from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today through Saturday. The school, 221 Summer St., is enrolling children 2.9 to 6 years old. The open houses are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paula J. Doyle at 781- 585- 8222, or visit www.ElementsMontessori.com. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 15:00:00

By KAREN GOULART FISHING EXPEDITION HINGHAM Just moments earlier, Dr. Lori Lerner was cracking jokes with the service members gathered for Hingham's fourth annual veterans' fishing trip. But as she watched them head for the boats that whisk them off for a few hours of fun and relaxation on Hingham Harbor on Tuesday, tears ran from her eyes. In her seven years as a surgeon with the VA Boston Health Care System, she has seen scores of veterans with an array of injuries. She wonders...

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