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2008-09-05 18:00:10

By STEPHANIE CHOATE QUINCY - Some newspaper corrections take longer than others - 56 years longer. In a 1952 article about the Abigail Adams cairn - as well as subsequent articles - the Quincy Patriot Ledger said the cairn was commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In fact, it was ordered by the Daughters of the Revolution, a now- disbanded organization similar to the DAR. Longtime DAR member and former state historian Barbara Delorey contacted The Patriot Ledger...

2008-09-05 18:00:10

The South Shore hasn't seen a Category 3 since Hurricane Carol in 1954. Some say the region is overdue. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 09:00:37

DUXBURY - The police department is offering a rape aggression defense program for women and girls ages 13 and older, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. The course provides risk reduction through avoidance in addition to defense tactics. The classes emphasize awareness and address threats from a stranger or an acquaintance. The fee is $25. Classes are 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, for three weeks, at the Student Union, 147 St. George St. For more information, call 781-934-5656, Ext. 25. (c) 2008...

2008-09-05 09:00:17

WALPOLE - The Norfolk County Conservation District will have its annual fall bulb and perennial sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. The fundraiser is at the No. 4 greenhouse at the high school, 400 Main St., Walpole. For more information, call 508-668-0995. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 09:00:17

1858 September 4 , Page 2 The Quincy Patriot WHAT CIGARS ARE MADE OF. An invoice of foreign cigars, "real Havanas," were recently appraised at the New York Custom House at three dollars per thousand, but the importer being dissatisfied, a new appraisement was made, which resulted in the admission of the cigars at one dollar and fifty cents per thousand. The evidence, under oath by which the change in the appraisement was made, was this - that not a particle of tobacco entered into the...

2008-09-05 09:00:17

PLYMOUTH - Fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a small cottage in the Manomet section of town about 7 p.m. Saturday, Battalion Chief Stanley Eldridge said. The cottage off Arcadia Road was unoccupied. A firefighter was treated at Jordan Hospital for minor injuries. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 09:00:16

EASTON - Southeastern Regional Technical School has openings in grade 10. Slots are available in pre-engineering, environmental technology, computer office technology, cabinetmaking, machine technology and metal fabrication. Applications are available at www.sersd.org, at the high school office or by calling 508-230-1293. To arrange a tour, call David Joseph in the admissions office at 508-230-1212. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-05 09:00:16

QUINCY - The restoration of Broad Meadows Marsh, long planned but sluggish to materialize, will cost the city almost twice the $850,000 it set aside five years ago for the project. Mayor Thomas Koch's administration is exploring how to pull together an additional $750,000 to cover the city's share of the restoration, spokesman Christopher Walker said. The Army Corps of Engineers, which agreed to cover 75 percent of the expense, is prepared to move forward once the city pays its 25 percent...

2008-09-05 09:00:08

COHASSET - The board of health will offer free health screenings at the annual health fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Screenings are for Cohasset residents only and will take place at the Second Congregational Church. Health screenings will include blood pressure, vision, cholesterol, blood sugar, oral cancer, osteoporosis, prostrate cancer and mental health. There will be demonstrations of family emergency, disaster planning and holistic health. A representative from the Children's...

2008-09-01 09:00:13

COHASSET - The Cohasset Republican Town Committee holds its annual picnic Sept. 7 at Lou Harvey's home on King Street. The event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. that Sunday will be held rain or shine. Featured speaker will be Charles Baker Jr., president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Plymouth County officials and candidates for county office are among invited guests as is Sen. Robert Hedlund, R-Weymouth, the committee announced. Tickets are $20 a person or $30 a couple. Funds raised...