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2008-10-13 15:00:16

By Tom Mooney In May, as a handful of local archaeologists watched from the gunwales of four research ships, warfare scientists for the Navy and federal oceanographers lowered several high-tech robots into Narragansett Bay's waters between Portsmouth and Jamestown.

2008-09-09 15:00:32

By Tom Mooney One man is in serious condition with chemical burns after a cyanide accident at Attleboro metals processor Stern-Leach.

2008-08-18 18:00:23

By Randal Edgar; Tom Mooney JOHNSTON -- Firefighters from four communities scrambled into the late evening to snuff out a fire yesterday that sent columns of black smoke into the sky from piles of burning cars at a scrap metal plant. The fire broke out at about 2 p.m.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.