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2008-07-28 12:00:42

Long Pond, the city's water supply, has been off limits for more than 50 years. As early as 1951, when polio was not a memory but a reality that killed and crippled people every summer, the lake was found to be contaminated by people who scaled the barbwire-topped fence.

2008-07-20 12:00:27

By Stephanie Reitz Associated Press BELCHERTOWN, Mass. -- The sun hadn't even started to rise over the Quabbin Reservoir before would-be anglers arrived for the recent opening day of fishing season, their boats lined up at its three launch areas.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.