Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
A countdown of the major stories for the year.
The year 2011 is coming to a close, but what a year it was. We here at Norton Patch decided to look back on some of the biggest and most popular stories of 2011. 10. Take the Norton Townie Test- Former columnist Bill Gouveia had many followers on Norton Patch. The most read and commented of his posts was the Norton Townie Test, where he delved into the cob-webbed past of Norton in search of old memories. Readers chimed in their own memories as well, which inspired a sequel to the column. 9. Leah's Passing Teaches Us All- It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes one to help a family pull through one of the worst experiences imaginable...the death of your child. Norton came together to raise money for Leah Fernandes medical bills …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Norton news items from The Taunton Daily Gazette, Nov. 15-16, 1911.
P.E. Dean of Taunton was in town on business yesterday. Miss Elizabeth Kerry was home from Boston yesterday. Mr. McAuliffe of Boston, teacher of music in the public schools, was in town yesterday. Tomorrow afternoon occurs the regular monthly business of the Alliance at Unitarian vestry at 1 o’clock. Alden G. Walker is extracting rocks from a portion of his farm on Mansfield Avenue, thus adding another tract of perfect tillage land to his fertile acres. The Ladies’ Social Circle of the Trinitarian Church held an all day meeting in the chapel yesterday. Lunch was served. There was a small attendance. Miss Louise Hamilton, who has been seriously ill at her home with bronchitis, is now able to sit up for a short time each day. P.H. …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Norton news items from The Taunton Daily Gazette, Oct. 8-9, 1911.
The senior class of Norton High School Class of 1912 held a meeting yesterday and made plans for a sale, to be held in the Unitarian Church vestry in the near future. Clifford Titus, Harry Keene, Thomas Caswell and Frank Crowe were appointed for the ice cream committee; cake committee, Esther Crane, Marcy Healy and Amy Felton; candy committee, Norman Wood, Lincoln Gegenheimer and Dorothy Smith. The committee to serve lunches this week is made up of Esther Crane, Dorothy Smith and Frank Crowe. Ralph Smith is digging a well on his premises on Reservoir Street. Yesterday Otis J. Sweet found a blue winged teal in his meadow. The bird had been shot at the reservoir and flown to the spot where found to die. Repairs are being made on the N.Y.N.…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Norton news items from The Taunton Daily Gazette, August 27-29, 1911.
Miss Linda Geggenheimer has been visiting relatives in Worcester and in Pawtucket. She returned home last night. Mrs. J.B. Page and daughter, who have been spending the past two weeks at Capitol Island, ME, are expected home Thursday. Miss Grace King went to Dorchester, Sunday, where she will make her home with her sister. Mrs. Lester Thomas. Yesterday morning she resumed her duties at R.H. Steans Co., after a vacation of one month. Mrs. Sanford Wetherell, who has been enjoying a vacation at Bristol Narrows, returned home yesterday. Her mother, Mrs. Chilson of Attleboro, accompanied her. Mr. and Mrs. Melville Seaver of Mansfield are spending a few days with his sister here, Mrs. Charles Bruce. Mrs. Harriet Dorr is seriously ill at her …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Norton resident makes career as Fox 25 news reporter.
Fox 25 news reporter Adam Pellerin is a familiar face, not just to Norton locals, but to a broad television audience. Pellerin, who grew up in Norton, joined Fox 25 News in September 2007. Prior to coming to Fox25, Pellerin worked for the CBS affiliate in Portland, ME. He was a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor. He went on to cover news in Portland and wrote and produced several feature stories. Pellerin played football, basketball and baseball at Norton High School. He majored in communications at Suffolk University and played baseball in college as a catcher for a team that was nationally ranked. “I got interested in writing in high school,” Pellerin said. “In college, I began as a print journalism major and really enjoyed it. …
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
James Creeden gives his opinion on what Osama bin Laden's death means.
James Creeden, who is active in the Tricentennial Committee and an employment support group at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, gave his thoughts yesterday, May 2, when he found out about the death of Osama bin Laden. Click the video icon to hear his opinion, and check in with Norton Patch for more local views on the subject.
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Five Things You Should Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Do you love to read? Want to stock up on reading material for the summer at the Friends of the Norton Public Library Book Sale? Come by the library 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, click here. 2. Join breast surgeon Mehra Golshan, MD of Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center, as she disscusses benign masses and how they are different from breast cancer. For more information, visit http://www.brighamandwomens.org/foxboroughevents. 3. Today should be a great day to be outside with just a few clouds and a …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Norton News items from The Taunton Gazette, April 21, 1911.
The annual meeting of the Norton Public Library will be held in the library building Monday evening April 24 at 7:30 for the election of three directors, bearing of reports and other business. After the meeting, the presentation by Dr. Emery Holman of the oil painting of Mrs. Wheaton, donated to the library by the artist, Frank Holmes, will take place. All are cordially invited. Harold, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. George Sawyer, narrowly escaped receiving serious injuries Saturday. While alighting from a tipcart on which he had been riding his foot slipped and he fell, scaring the horses, the wheel passing over his hand, fortunately no bones were broken. A doctor was summoned and took several stitches in the back of the right hand…