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2008-08-06 15:00:41

By Jim Patten, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 6--LAWRENCE -- While William George Shea III's lawyer tried to keep him out of jail during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court yesterday, Shea was busy trying to hide his face and making obscene gestures to a reporter and photographer sitting across the courtroom. In the end, the lawyer was not persuasive and the gestures didn't work. Judge Thomas Brennan ordered Shea held on $10,000 cash bail on charges of stealing...

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By J.J. Huggins, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 6--METHUEN -- It will be safe to take another dip in Forest Lake before summer ends. The lake -- the only city-sanctioned swimming hole -- will open today, thanks to reductions in bacteria. Testing showed bacteria levels have dropped and the water is safe. "It looks like we're seeing some improvement," Matt Kraunelis, chief of staff to Mayor William Manzi, said yesterday. Officials took water samples yesterday and...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 5--WINDHAM -- A proposal to place 83 acres of town conservation land into a permanent protective easement stirred debate among the selectmen last night. The land is made up of two parcels near Goodhue Road, clustered among several hundred acres of conservation property. Residents will vote on the proposal, Article 2, on Sept. 9 as part of the Special Town Meeting warrant. Supporters of Article 2 said there are 190,000 reasons...

2008-08-04 12:00:47

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--WINDHAM -- Selectmen had originally planned to wait until next spring before asking voters if they wanted 83 acres of town land near Goodhue Road to be managed as a conservation easement by a land trust. The prevailing thought on the board was to not put this question on the special Town Meeting warrant in September because they didn't want to muddy the waters for the main question on the special warrant -- whether to build a...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--HAVERHILL -- If $200,000 from the federal government is not enough to clean up the site of the new parking garage, the state is poised to help. Gov. Deval Patrick said that site is one of five locations statewide chosen for help through the new so-called Brownfields Support Team plan. It will help communities clean up contaminated sites and prepare them for redevelopment. The city plans to build a 400-car parking garage...

2008-08-04 12:00:31

By Margo Sullivan, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--DERRY -- Ashley Pereira, 11, of Derry doesn't sugar-coat the facts about those baked potato chips in the Boys and Girls Club vending machine. "The regular ones (potato chips) taste better," she said. But she buys the baked chips, which health experts consider the better choice -- even if it's only because she really doesn't have any choice. The healthy snacks are the only kind sold at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater...

2008-08-03 12:00:25

By Edward Mason, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 3--It's an increase of only $5 a month for county retirees, but it would cost communities fighting to make financial ends meet tens of thousands of dollars each year. Gov. Deval Patrick has approved a plan to boost the pensions of Essex County retirees. The Essex Regional Retirement Board pushed the measure, which would increase the annual cost-of-living adjustment given to the system's 1,623 retirees, and cost North Andover...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 3--State transportation and environmental officials are asking five Southern New Hampshire towns to cut their road salt use by a quarter or more by 2015. Over the years, road salt deposited on roads in Salem, Windham, Derry, Londonderry and Chester has raised chloride levels in four local streams, making them unhealthy for fish, frogs, insect larvae and other aquatic creatures. High chloride is not considered unhealthy for...

2008-08-01 12:01:08

By Jim Patten, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 1--LAWRENCE -- A woman went inside a Common Street bakery and left her purse in her sport utility vehicle. She returned to find it had been stolen. The 38-year-old woman, a Lowell resident, told Officer Don Beveridge she went into the bakery about 8 a.m., after parking her Ford Explorer in front of the business. She told Beveridge her brown purse contained her Massachusetts driver's license, a Sovereign Bank card and...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 1--WINDHAM -- Wood thrush. The bird's name conjures an image of forests and beating wings. Yesterday, Beatrice Heinze stepped beyond the tree line behind Windham Middle School, hoping her work would ultimately attract the deep-woods songster to the Irene Blenis Discovery Trail. Heinze's project is part of a two-year statewide program organized by the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs. Each club selects a bird and...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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