Monthly Archives: August 2012

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It’s Rodrigues vs. Meade, Sutter vs. Keating in Sept. 6 primary

It’s Rodrigues vs. Meade, Sutter vs. Keating in Sept. 6 primary

WESTPORT — Massachusetts primary election day is Thursday, Sept. 6, and Westport voters face several decisions.In the First Bristol and Plymouth Senate District, incumbent Michael Rodrigues of Westport is challenged by David Meade Jr.of Fall River in a Democratic primary. Since no Republican has filed for this seat, this primary is winner-take-all.Incumbent 8th Bristol District

Good souls who fill the void

In communities, there are a couple of ways to get things done. There’s the time-honored pick up the phone and put in a call to town hall or public works. Or there’s another route, one that’s being rediscovered in this time of tight budgets and sky-high taxes — you can do it yourself. Lately there

Clement W. Lake, 82, Adamsville

Clement W. Lake, Jr. 82, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in San Antonio, Tex.  He was the son of Clement W. Lake and Helen Lake Borden.  He grew up in Adamsville and graduated from J. F. Wilbur School in Little Compton in 1947. He enlisted in the US Airforce in 1948 and served honorably until his retirement  after 24

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Barrington Middle School gets new wood shop teacher

Barrington Middle School students returned from summer vacation last week to find wood shop up and running. On Thursday, Aug. 23, the Barrington School Committee unanimously voted to hire Cheryl DelSanto as the middle school’s second full-time industrial arts teacher. Ms. DelSanto brings two decades of industrial arts experience to the school. She previously taught

Michael Wreszin, 85, Westport

Michael Wreszin, Queens College professor emeritus of history, died August 12, 2012 at the age of 85. A charismatic teacher, he inspired generations of students first at Wayne State University and Brown University and then for many years at Queens College.  He challenged his students to question conventional wisdom, to think deeply about history and

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