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2008-08-21 18:00:26

Regarding an airline slogan: The more you weigh - the more you pay. This is what it's coming to. Quincy IKE KRAVETZ (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 15:00:30

BUSINESS IN BRIEF MEYERS TO RETURN TO FIRST MARBLEHEAD BOSTON - First Marblehead Corp. co-founder Daniel Meyers will return to the struggling student loan services company as its new CEO on Sept. 1. Meyers will replace Jack Kopnisky, whose pending resignation became public on Monday. The Boston company, which provides services for companies that make student loans, has been losing money following the collapse of the credit markets and the withdrawals of several clients from the student...

2008-08-21 12:00:58

CARVER - Police are warning residents to remember to lock their cars after a string of break-ins during the weekend. Police say six or seven cars, all unlocked, were hit by thieves. Most of the break-ins occurred in the Great Meadow Drive and Fosdick Road area. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 12:00:58

QUINCY - Literacy Volunteers of America will hold orientation for volunteers from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 at the Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St. To register or to request an information pack, call 617-376- 1314. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 12:00:58

BOSTON - A Quincy painting company has agreed to pay 67 of its current and former workers $65,000 in overtime wages as well as a $10,000 penalty. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office reached the agreement with Robert Wilder, 48, of Kingston, N.H., and his company, Wilder Painting Contractors Inc. In May 2007, the attorney general's office began an investigation after receiving complaints from two of Wilder's employees who alleged that they had not received overtime pay despite working...

2008-08-21 12:00:52

Insider Info - The stories behind the stories The next time you get stuck behind a wailing kid on a long- distance flight, take comfort in knowing that you're not alone in your suffering. A new poll from Airfarewatchdog.com, operated by Smarter Travel Media LLC of Charlestown, says about 85 percent of travelers would like parents with small children to be seated in a special section of the plane. When asked, "Should airlines have a section of the plane reserved for parents with babies...

2008-08-14 00:00:21

HINGHAM - A Tower Road resident was away from home for less than two hours, but it was long enough for a burglar to strike. The resident went out at about 10 a.m. Monday and returned at 11:45 to find the house in disarray. Police said someone entered the home through a first-floor window after dislodging a window air conditioner. The suspect used a pillowcase to carry away items including a laptop computer, cameras, jewelry, gift cards and prescription drugs. Anyone with any...

2008-08-13 15:00:26

The Dorothy Quincy Homestead will offer an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the historic home at Butler Road and Hancock Street. Tours are free, though a donation is suggested. Tours will take place every 30 minutes. The 322-year-old house, which was recently designated a National Historic Landmark, was a former meeting place for patriots including Josiah Quincy, John Hancock and John Adams. It was the childhood home of Dorothy Quincy Hancock, the wife of John Hancock. For more...

2008-08-13 15:00:26

Pro Football Weekly's Fantasy Football page makes its debut in Thursday's Patriot Ledger. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-11 09:00:52

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS Larkin show rescheduled The Patty Larkin concert has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Pilgrim Memorial Park on the Plymouth waterfront (intersection of Water and Leyden streets). The concert, part of Project Arts of Plymouth's free River Run concert series, was canceled Wednesday night because of rain. No 'Brigadoon' Boston won't be home to the pre-Broadway tryout of "Brigadoon." Performances scheduled from Oct. 21 to Nov. 16 at the Colonial Theatre have...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'