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2008-09-05 18:00:10

QUINCY - A city wiring inspector is investigating the cause of a fire reported at 6:56 a.m. today in an apartment building at 66 Cleverly Court in Quincy Point. Firefighters doused the flames in about 30 minutes. The fire appears to have started in the attic, fire officials said. No one was injured. Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 18:00:10

By STEPHANIE CHOATE QUINCY - Some newspaper corrections take longer than others - 56 years longer. In a 1952 article about the Abigail Adams cairn - as well as subsequent articles - the Quincy Patriot Ledger said the cairn was commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In fact, it was ordered by the Daughters of the Revolution, a now- disbanded organization similar to the DAR. Longtime DAR member and former state historian Barbara Delorey contacted The Patriot Ledger...

2008-09-05 18:00:10

The South Shore hasn't seen a Category 3 since Hurricane Carol in 1954. Some say the region is overdue. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 09:00:17

WALPOLE - The Norfolk County Conservation District will have its annual fall bulb and perennial sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. The fundraiser is at the No. 4 greenhouse at the high school, 400 Main St., Walpole. For more information, call 508-668-0995. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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 09:00:16

EASTON - Southeastern Regional Technical School has openings in grade 10. Slots are available in pre-engineering, environmental technology, computer office technology, cabinetmaking, machine technology and metal fabrication. Applications are available at www.sersd.org, at the high school office or by calling 508-230-1293. To arrange a tour, call David Joseph in the admissions office at 508-230-1212. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-05 09:00:16

QUINCY - The restoration of Broad Meadows Marsh, long planned but sluggish to materialize, will cost the city almost twice the $850,000 it set aside five years ago for the project. Mayor Thomas Koch's administration is exploring how to pull together an additional $750,000 to cover the city's share of the restoration, spokesman Christopher Walker said. The Army Corps of Engineers, which agreed to cover 75 percent of the expense, is prepared to move forward once the city pays its 25 percent...

2008-08-29 09:00:34

QUINCY - A woman and her three-year-old son were injured when a sport utility vehicle rolled over on Burgin Parkway, police said. Tammatha O'Connor, 27, of Norfolk and her son were both taken to Boston Medical Center, Quincy Police Lt. Kevin Tobin said. O'Connor is listed in good condition. There was no information immediately available about her son. The woman was driving southbound on Burgin Parkway at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when the accident occurred, about 100 yards north of Quincy...

2008-08-29 09:00:34

BRAINTREE - GPS units and iPod accessories have been reported stolen from several unlocked cars parked on Franklin Street and Elmwood Avenue. Police said the thefts likely occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. None of the cars was damaged. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-29 09:00:34

QUINCY - WGBH radio (89.7 FM) has begun airing a feature on Uncle Sam Rounseville and his get-out-the-vote effort. Independent film producer Jean Nagy followed Rounseville around Quincy for several days this past spring while he visited the Merrymount and Bernazzani elementary schools and The Patriot Ledger. At the time, he was running a contest with the Ledger for a slogan to put on his billboard at Newport Avenue and Beale Street. To see the video, go to www.-...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'