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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.