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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
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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