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2008-09-18 09:00:00

By JENNIFER MANN Quincy A resident who opposes the mayor's plans for a track at Faxon Field has been ordered to remove videos on the issue from his personal Web site. Quincy Access Television, the public-access cable group that produced the videos and ordered their removal, is claiming copyright infringement. The group's bylaws prohibit reproduction of videos that were filmed by the group's staff or with its equipment, as the videos in question were. But Chris Chetwynd, the founder of...

2008-09-16 15:00:18

We admit it. We made a mistake in dropping the bridge column, and you told us that. And so today it returns. Look for it every day on the Comics and Games page. Today, however, you'll find it on Page 29. Thanks for reading. And keep the feedback coming. The Patriot Ledger (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-16 15:00:00

The D'Arigo girls have a hard time trying to understand why the house where they spent their childhood is up for auction and they will have to move. Meanwhile, Michele and Joe D'Arigo's marriage of 20 years is crumbling. Joe's work hours have been cut, and Michele hasn't been able to land a job. Because they've refinanced several times, they now owe more than the house is worth. Turn to Page 9 for the second in a three-part series that looks at the personal toll of the nation's...

2008-09-12 12:00:34

STOUGHTON - The Alzheimer's Association will present a talk about the organization at 4 p.m. today at New England Sinai Hospital, 143 York St. The talk, "Who We Are and What We Do," will be in the hospital's Alzheimer's Adult Day Health Center, across the street from the hospital. The talk will explain the association's free services, which include one-on-one consultations and a 24-hour hotline. Refreshments will follow. To register, call 781-297-1375. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The;...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

QUINCY - Thieves broke into a live power box and stripped out about 250 feet of copper wire at a construction site during the weekend. The theft was reported Monday morning by the company building the ramp from the Crown Colony office complex and Burgin Parkway onto the Southeast Expressway, ET&L of Stowe. Police Capt. John Dougan said copper wire was also taken from a construction trailer. Reports of metal thefts have been on the rise in recent years as the resale price has...

2008-09-12 12:00:22

By CHAD BERNDTSON From the outside looking in, it would appear the ICONS (Irish Connections) Festival has scaled back a bit this year from last year's heady crush of national headliners like the Black Crowes and Dropkick Murphys. But a closer examination reveals that the festival, which kicks off this weekend at Canton's Irish Cultural Centre, hasn't stepped backward, but is instead looking inward: eschewing gaudy headliners for an increased emphasis on the Irish folk and folk-hewn acts...

2008-09-12 12:00:19

I just don't understand why the news media is jumping all over the story of Sarah Palin's daughter being in a family way and not married. Many mothers across this country go through this every day of the year. I would like to see the news media devote more time and energy to the problems in this country: high gas prices, unemployment, high food prices, foreclosure on people's homes. If they would jump on these bandwagons as heavy as they do others, maybe something would get done about...

2008-09-12 12:00:16

The recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal items even if the items are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value. Although people with this disorder will generally avoid stealing when immediate arrest is probable (e.g., in full view of a police officer), they usually do not preplan the thefts or fully take into account the chances they'll be caught. Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy,...

2008-09-12 12:00:16

BOSTON - A dance to benefit Autism Speaks is set for 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at Florian Hall in Dorchester. Ramblin' Souls and DJ Johnny Dow will provide the music. A donation of $20 at the door is requested. For more information, contact Paula Glynn, 617-328-6950, PaulanBarry@verizon.net; or Erin Nickerson, 617-835-7652, smerin1223@comcast.net. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-12 12:00:16

QUINCY - Two bars served alcohol to a teenager as police conducted compliance checks during the Labor Day weekend, Detective Lt. Peter Turowski said. Callahan's Tap at 296 Copeland St. and Blue at 307 Victory Road in Marina Bay failed to ask for identification before serving alcohol to a 19-year-old female, Turowski said. Both establishments will come before the licensing board in the near future, said Turowski, who is the city's liquor inspector. Compliance checks at Quincy bars and...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'