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2008-08-11 09:00:52

DUXBURY - Elements Montessori School will offer open houses from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today through Saturday. The school, 221 Summer St., is enrolling children 2.9 to 6 years old. The open houses are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paula J. Doyle at 781- 585- 8222, or visit www.ElementsMontessori.com. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 15:00:28

By NANCY REARDON QUINCY - Verizon was working this morning to restore the city's 911 system which failed at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency calls to Quincy police and fire are being bounced to Milton Police Department. That department is relaying the information back to Quincy dispatchers at the police department by computer, Quincy Police Capt. John Dougan said. Dougan attributed the system failure to a circuit problem. He said there was no delay in dispatching police officers or...

2008-08-07 15:00:28

DUXBURY - Author Michael Tougias will give a lecture on King Philip's War at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the barn at 120 King Caesar Road. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will host the lecture, admission to which will cost $5. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. For more information, call 781-934-6106. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 15:00:28

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2008-08-06 15:00:23

1858 Aug. 7, Page 2 The Quincy Patriot THE CUSHMAN MONUMENT. The completion of the Cushman monument at Plymouth is to be celebrated on the 16th of September next, the anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from Plymouth, England. ...The skill and large bones of the pilgrim were found, where they had been buried about one hundred and sixty-seven years; and at his side were remains supposed to be those of his wife, Mary (Allerton), who died Nov. 28th, 1699, being the last survivor of...

2008-08-06 15:00:23

This week, the world's eyes turn to Beijing, with the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games. Authorities there would rather attentions not stray hundreds of miles west, to Tibet - where a culture rooted in spirituality, local pride and the surrounding Himalayas finds itself in a seemingly losing battle with the creeping forces of modernity and the Chinese government. Patriot Ledger photographer Gary Higgins takes a look behind the curtain, at the people, places and issues that define and, in a...

2008-08-06 09:00:27

QUINCY - Registration for the Quincy Public Schools' Wollaston School Multilingual Pre-Kindergarten Program is reopening. This program is open to families that have two working parents, each working at least 30 hours a week, who meet state financial guidelines. The program hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Fridays. Children must be 3 years old on or before Aug. 31 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. Participants must provide their...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

PUNK ROCK YOGA IN CHURCH Among the many things to love about Church, the heavenly new music club in the Fenway, is that you can attend Punk Rock Yoga every Sunday. It's a full yoga workout, but instead of chants or soothing tunes geared toward controlled breathing, you get old- school punk. Sounds a little counterproductive - we're supposed to feel relaxed after yoga, not ready to tear down establishment walls, right? We'll try anything once. Hit up Michelle Fleming for reservations at...

2008-07-31 15:00:00

QUINCY - The city is launching an effort to retool its Web site, and it is asking residents for their ideas. Mayor Thomas Koch announced his plans for the Web site Tuesday. "Communicating with our residents and making their government easier to navigate is one of our most important responsibilities, and a thriving Web site must be part of it," Koch said. The city is seeking bids from companies interested in overhauling the site. On the current site, www.ci.quincy.ma.us, there is a survey...

2008-07-30 12:00:32

We want to see more photos of you, your friends and family at Fenway Park to post on PatriotLedger.com. Include the date, names and hometowns of the people in your photo and how they are related, and send to yourphoto@ledger.com. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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