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2008-08-07 15:00:28

DUXBURY - Author Michael Tougias will give a lecture on King Philip's War at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the barn at 120 King Caesar Road. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will host the lecture, admission to which will cost $5. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. For more information, call 781-934-6106. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-06 15:00:46

WHITMAN The Whitman-Hanson Regional School Committee will begin looking for a new superintendent Aug. 20. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. "Hopefully, we will have plenty of time to find the best candidate we possibly can," said outgoing Superintendent John F. McEwan, who announced that he will retire in August 2009. McEwan came to the district in 2001 and previously worked as a teacher and administrator at Cardinal Spellman High School, in the...

2008-08-06 09:00:27

Duxbury Two Duxbury teens charged in June with breaking into a high school shed received pretrial probation and community service. Charges of larceny from a building, defacing property, underage possession of alcohol and a reduced charge of misdemeanor break-in against George D. Molina, 18, of 561 Washington St., and Craig Sullivan, 18, of 45 Alexander Way, will be dismissed in six months if the two stay out of trouble. Plymouth District Court Judge Gregory Baler ordered both to perform...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By LIZ HOFFMAN SHORE STORIES - ALMOST IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD You know the feeling. The only thing standing between you and your Cape Cod beach day is miles of bumper-to-bumper traffic on Route 3. Here's a thought: Take the next exit and find your way to one of the 373 lakes and ponds in Plymouth County, or the 178 in Norfolk County. "Why sit in traffic or fight for a spot at the beach?" Kim Griffin, of Braintree, asked as she watched her sons, Patrick, 9, and Daniel, 6, fish at Sunset...

2008-07-30 09:00:42

By JENNIFER SANTOS PLYMOUTH - Plymouth Area Community Access Television is going green. The cable TV nonprofit and Community Recyclers of Electronic Waste will hold a community "Throw it Out for a Cause" fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth North High School on Obery Street. For a nominal fee, South Shore residents will be able to get rid of electronic waste in a responsible manner and, in doing so, raise money for the community access TV organization. Steve Beck of...

2008-07-22 12:01:09

LOCAL IN BRIEF Shipwreck dinner and lecture at 1699 Winslow House MARSHFIELD - The 1699 Winslow House will host its annual ''Shipwreck Dinner and Lecture,'' at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 634 Careswell St. The speaker will be author Colin Woodard, who will discuss his recent book ''The Republic of Pirates.'' Reservations are required; call 781-837-5753. Rehab center gives Cohasset money for elder-van gas costs COHASSET - Golden LivingCenter of Cohasset has given Cohasset Elder Affairs...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By EDWARD B. COLBY KINGSTON - Local environmental groups plan to sue federal and state regulators and the city of Brockton, alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act and mismanagement of water resources in Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged mismanagement covers two watersheds in the region, but the effects on the Jones River fish population alone are powerful, the groups say. The herring that spawn in the river are "on the verge of disappearing, and it's in large part that...

2008-07-16 15:00:40

HINGHAM - The Hingham Public Library's Independent Movie Night Series will feature "Where Do the Children Play?" at 7 tonight in the library's Whiton Room. "Where Do the Children Play?" is a one-hour documentary for public television that examines how patterns of sprawl, congestion and suburban development are affecting children's mental and physical health and development. The film is based on the work of scholar, author and activist Elizabeth Goodenough,editor of the book "Secret Spaces...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

HINGHAM - The South Shore Conservatory in Hingham will hold a summer theater workshop for ages 5 and older from Aug. 4 to Aug. 22. Students will explore various aspects of theater arts, including acting, singing, dance, writing and design. Tuition for one week is $200. For more information, call 781-934-2731. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-01 18:00:18

By CHRISTINE McCONVILLE Plymouth Rock Studio's "Hollywood East" sign is coming down, just three days after it was unveiled at a gala celebration. Veterans have complained that the 50-foot-long, 6-foot-high sign on the Plymouth courthouse's front lawn blocks views from the street of a Korean and Vietnam war memorial. "I was absolutely flabbergasted, said John Hedge, a Plymouth resident whose brother's name is on the memorial. "It's desecrating." On Sunday, the veterans decided against...