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2008-09-12 15:00:14

By Katie Mulvaney Environmentalists hail the planting of about 200,000 hard-shell clams in Quonochontaug and Ninigret Ponds as a success that will help the water body flourish in years to come. To celebrate that victory and the alliance of several groups banding together to protect South County's salt ponds, they are conducting an interpretive kayaking trip that will tour the spawning sanctuary on Quonochontaug Pond. In May, thousands of quahogs were transplanted into the ponds in a...

2007-10-02 18:00:16

By Katie Mulvaney; Journal Staff Writer CHARLESTOWN - Del Barber remembers shellfishing in Foster Cove in the 1970s, when the waters were rich with oysters and blue crabs, and The Willows restaurant and resort had the only buildings along the shore. "You could get three bushels in a couple of hours," Barber says. He watched in the '80s and '90s as people built summer houses with Palladian windows and decks stretching toward the ocean, homes that today command more than $1 million....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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