Published 6:00 am PST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 In this Dec. 17, 2018 photo, Joe Judge, Deputy Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, check's information about the CSS Virginia. The bell from the USS Merrimack-turned-CSS Virginia sits behind plexiglass under a "Battle of Hampton Roads" sign, next to a cannonball from the same ship. The brass bell — most of it, anyway — has survived the Battle of Hampton Roads, a Portsmouth church fire and the melting pot of a Baltimore foundry. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) less In this Dec. 17, 2018 photo, Joe Judge, Deputy Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, check's information about the CSS Virginia. The bell from the USS Merrimack-turned-CSS Virginia sits behind plexiglass ... more Photo: Bill Tiernan, AP Photo: Bill … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to brass bell salvaged from USS Merrimack?
NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. • Colorado College closed out 2018 and opened the second half of the season with a dominating 5-1 victory over Merrimack College on New Year’s Eve.Zach Berzolla collected three assists for the first multi-point game of his career and Troy Conzo and Westin Michaud each had a goal and an assist as the Tigers (8-9-2) snapped a three-game losing streak.Merrimack’s Tyler Drevitch opened the scoring just 3:13 into the contest after taking a back-door pass from Jordan Seyfert and beating CC goalie Alex Leclerc. That’s all Leclerc allowed behind him for the game as he finished with 38 saves, his second-highest total this season. Kings slip past Avalanche with overtime goal“He (Leclerc) did a great job for us tonight,” CC coach Mike Haviland said in a release. “We got better as the game went on.”Just over two minutes later, Conzo tied the game with his third goal of the season. Berzolla took a shot from the right point and … [Read more...] about Colorado College hockey tops Merrimack to end 2018
Within a mere week and a half, a new daily routine for Luis Rodriguez has become rather usual. Every morning he wakes up at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Andover before he puts on his clothes and makes the trip over to the Salem Street home where he lives with his daughter, mother, and her husband in South Lawrence. There, they wait for any updates they can get regarding the return of their gas service in their journey back to normalcy since Sept. 13, when over-pressurized Columbia Gas pipelines fueled explosions and rocked their neighborhood and the Merrimack Valley. The cycle of hotel to house and back again is tiring, Rodriguez said, but it’s a dramatic shift from the month and a half his family spent in a home without heat and hot water as autumn settled into New England. The entire experience has tested his family. “It brought good anger, good humor,” Rodriguez, 48, told Boston.com last Thursday as he stood on his front porch. “It comes with the territory … [Read more...] about ‘A lifetime, every day’: As cold weather sets in, a South Lawrence family without gas reflects on life since the Merrimack Valley crisis
Karen Weintraub, The Washington Post Published 4:07 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 A Columbia Gas crew repairs gas lines on York Street in Andover, Mass., four weeks after a gas leak sparked more than 80 fires in the area. A Columbia Gas crew repairs gas lines on York Street in Andover, Mass., four weeks after a gas leak sparked more than 80 fires in the area. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post's Gabe Souza Lisa Rodriguez, center, looks toward a Columbia Gas repair vehicle as she stands on the stoop of her Springfield Street apartment building in Lawrence, Mass. Rodriguez is flanked by nieces Samantha Gonzalez, left, and Nevaeh Marquez, right, and her friend Bebelyn Alicea, far right. less Lisa Rodriguez, center, looks toward a Columbia Gas repair vehicle as she stands on the stoop of her Springfield Street apartment building in Lawrence, Mass. Rodriguez is flanked by nieces Samantha Gonzalez, ... more … [Read more...] about In Massachusetts, a tight race against winter to replace gas lines
Massachusetts Democrats supporting Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican seeking his second term in the deep blue Bay State, are particularly unprecedented in today’s hyper-partisan political climate.“It’s rare to see a governor of one party get such strong backing from members of the other party,” former Mitt Romney adviser Ryan Williams said. “Given the state’s Democratic tilt, to be as popular as Gov. Baker and to win convincingly as he likely will on Election Day is nothing short of a miracle. It’s unheard of.” A number of Democrats have gone against the grain to endorse the Baker-Polito ticket, including Rep. Dave Nangle and Rep. Chris Markey, nine Democratic mayors and seven independent mayors.“One of the things I think is most attractive about his candidacy is, he really has proven he can work in a bipartisan way. Why not have someone from the other party support him,” Markey said. “It’s disheartening that we put … [Read more...] about Geoff Diehl hits Elizabeth Warren over DNA results