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Quincy MA
Editor, Marshfield Mariner and Scituate Mariner

On my fourth cup of coffee to bring you news - and some musings - from the South Shore

Marshfield police, fire ready for Fourth of July celebrations — At least 60 law enforcement officers will be stationed throughout Marshfield this weekend as thousands of people celebrate the holiday, sometimes with illegal activities.With fireworks displays, bonfires, excessive drinking and drunken driving, Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares said July 3 is traditionally a busy day for his department."You've never seen anything like Marshfield on the third of July.

Life lessons, just below the surface — Since he launched the We Love To Fish program four years ago, Rob Lever, director of communications for Road to Responsibility, has aimed to help his first mates cast their troubles aside for a day of relaxation and the excitement of catching a fish.

Scituate Town Library relocates for $12M renovation — The writing was on the wall for Scituate Town Library. Closure was inevitable.But this wasn't a typical end; it was a party because this closure was years in the making and the writing on wall, much to the visitors' delight, was allowed.Staff welcomed patrons of all ages for a farewell celebration last week that included treats and a chance to leave a personal message on the basement wall.

Brochure to highlight risks of pills — A brightly colored brochure could come with your next prescription."Opioid Pain Relievers: What patients need to know" is the Scituate FACTS Coalition's latest step toward prevention in the opiate crisis plaguing the South Shore.

Scituate graduates tight-knit class of 206 — As they stood in the hallway before their big milestone moment, Scituate High School seniors did what they've always done-smile, laugh and share stories.This time, they were just in blue and white robes.That the 206 members of the Class of 2015 is a unique, tight-knit group was the common theme at Friday's graduation.It's a class of actors and singers, athletes and scholars, and, as Class President Ben Mclarey added with a laugh, it is also a class of meteorologists,

Two hurt after propane tank launches from Marshfield business — A propane tank took off "like a rocket" from the Williams Energy lot and landed with a thud on the opposite side of Route 139 this afternoon, Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares said. The eruption left two people injured, though it wasn't immediately clear how severely.

Children in Crossfire founder talks forgiveness at Furnace Brook — Richard Moore asked the eighth-graders who filled the auditorium at Furnace Brook Middle School to close their eyes. After counting to three, the guest speaker asked the students to open their eyes again and told them in that short time, a child in the world died.

Synthetic turf fields raise concerns in Marshfield

Marshfield police seek answers after morning school threat — Class started on time at Marshfield High School this morning despite a threat of violence that forced a dozen police to sweep the building. A student reported to school officials last night that there was a threatening message scribbled on a bathroom wall, Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares said.

South Shore officials call for law for safer boating — Jim Meehan wanted his kids to take the Marshfield harbormaster's boating safety course so they could take a trip out on the water without him.Then something happened he didn't expect.
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Jul 03, 2015

Wow. What a great end to a sad situation // Trying to save friend, man saves 60 others instead via @USATODAY

Jun 30, 2015

RT @dracioppi: Christie makes it official. "I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Rep. nomination for POTUSofA."

Jun 30, 2015

Wow. @nytimes talks the difference 3 yrs made for Chris Christie Polls, polls show only Trump "less palatable"

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