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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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.