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2008-08-28 09:01:05

Braintree The school committee has approved a five-year plan aimed at providing up-to-date computer technology in the classroom. The annual cost will be about $200,000. "It's a good step," Mayor Joseph Sullivan, who is also a school committee member, said Monday night. "I hope to update it as we move along. We need to do a lot more in this area." Committee Chairman Sean Powers said the plan should be reviewed yearly to keep up with constant advances in technology. Powers said school...

2008-08-28 09:00:44

By JENNIFER MANN HISTORY REVEALED QUINCY - The names weren't etched in ox blood as some people had speculated, but the unrolling of an 1896 scroll still drew oohs and aahs from 21st-century spectators. So did the invitations from the Adams chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who hosted an event in June of that year to dedicate the Abigail Adams Cairn on Penn's Hill in Quincy. These, along with a book and yellowed newspapers, spilled out of a 14-inch-long copper box...

2008-08-26 21:00:18

By JENNIFER MANN QUINCY - The Quincy Housing Authority board chairwoman was never told about allegations that a well-being check was refused for an 80- year-old blind woman until full details were published in The Patriot Ledger, she said. That was nearly two months after the alleged incident, and more than one month after Mayor Thomas Koch and housing authority Executive Director Jay MacRitchie were informed about the possible violation of housing authority policy. Housing authorities...

2008-08-26 18:00:00

By STEPHANIE CHOATE Quincy People can see for themselves what has been inside the time capsule found in the Abigail Adams cairn for 112 years on Monday evening. City officials will open the time capsule at 6 at the Quincy Historical Society, Adams Academy building on Adams Street. "I think we might get a pretty good turnout," said Quincy Historical Society Director Ed Fitzgerald. "I could never get out of the office to get to the library to do research because I just kept getting...

2008-08-25 15:00:34

John J. Stanton, a stonemason and native of Ireland, was paid $2.25 a day to build the Abigail Adams Cairn. The whole job cost the Adams chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution $200. The restoration work going on now will cost the city about $500,000 [ correction: $50,000 ]. Mrs. Nelson V. Titus of Squantum picked Stanton for the job after watching him work on the foundation of the Bryant School in West Quincy. Stanton and another mason began building the cairn just seven...

2008-08-22 18:00:23

QUINCY - Matt Miller says it was by far "the best day of my life." The Quincy YouthBuild student got to spend last Saturday using skills he had learned in the program to help at the second annual Red Sox "Foundation Nation Community Service Day." As part of the deal, he got to meet some of his favorite Red Sox players. Quincy YouthBuild and four other Boston Coalition YouthBuilds helped volunteers from the Red Sox Foundation, Covidien - the event's corporate sponsor - and local building...

2008-08-22 18:00:23

By JENNIFER MANN in WOLLASTON SUNDAY QUINCY Rebecca Lampert-Egan knows she is battling the buzz of summer in staging the Service for Soldiers Fair on one of the last weekends in August. But the mother of two Army National Guardsmen also knows summertime can be painful for troops and their families. Just two summers ago, she was the one sitting at home. She waited and wondered whether her boys deployed in Iraq were OK. "Our family summer was simply awful," the Quincy mother of five...

2008-08-21 18:00:34

The seventh annual Friends of Frank Aylward rock 'n' roll benefit is 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the gazebo at the Best Western Adams Inn, at 29 Hancock St. in Quincy. Aylward, who died of melanoma in 2000 at age 32, was a popular musician who played lead guitar in several area bands such as MotherFunk, WonderCat, and Scarecrow. His fellow musicians began this series in his memory. Proceeds from the $20 (tax deductible) admission goes toward Fostering the Arts, a charity Aylward's...

2008-08-21 18:00:26

Regarding an airline slogan: The more you weigh - the more you pay. This is what it's coming to. Quincy IKE KRAVETZ (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 15:00:30

BUSINESS IN BRIEF MEYERS TO RETURN TO FIRST MARBLEHEAD BOSTON - First Marblehead Corp. co-founder Daniel Meyers will return to the struggling student loan services company as its new CEO on Sept. 1. Meyers will replace Jack Kopnisky, whose pending resignation became public on Monday. The Boston company, which provides services for companies that make student loans, has been losing money following the collapse of the credit markets and the withdrawals of several clients from the student...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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