Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Barnstable County is a county located in the U. S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 215,888, its county seat is Barnstable. The county consists of associated islands. Barnstable County comprises the Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area. Barnstable County was formed as part of the Plymouth Colony on 2 June 1685, including the towns of Falmouth and others lying to the east and north on Cape Cod. Plymouth Colony was merged into the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691. Cape Cod is described in a letter from the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano to Francis I of France, relating the details of a voyage to the New World made on behalf of the French crown in the ship Dauphine, the only surviving of a fleet of four. Sailing from Madeira in 1524, the Dauphine made land in North Carolina in March, it sailed north to Newfoundland, mapping the coast and interviewing the natives, whom he found friendly south of the cape, but unfriendly north of it.
To the north of an island that reminded Verrazzano of Rhodes, the Dauphine made its way with difficulty over shoals "never less than three feet deep" extending "from the continent fifty leagues out to sea," which Brevoort, based on their extent, has identified as Nantucket Shoals. Verrazzano called them Armellini. On the other side was a promontory, the cape, as they sailed along it for "fifty leagues." Details of the north end are not given, but subsequently they came to a "high country, full of dense forests, composed of pines," which, according to Brevoort and others, resembles the coast of Maine. After Verrazzano, what is now the eastern United States acquired the map label of New France, but France had no way to develop it. Scattered colonies in the wilderness of a few dozen men could not be supported until the foundation of Quebec in 1608. Meanwhile, the paper claim did not deter entrepreneurs. In March, 1602, Bartholomew Gosnold set sail from Falmouth, Cornwall, in the ship, transporting a crew of 8, an exploration party of 12, 20 colonists, with the intent of establishing a trading post in the New World.
Intersecting the coast of Maine, they turned to the south, encountered what appeared to be an island, dropped anchor in Provincetown Harbor. Gosnold at first called the land Shoal Hope, but after discovering it was a cape, acquiring a hold full of cod from the abundant schools in Cape Cod Bay, he changed the name to Cape Cod. Gosnold explored the cape, establishing good relations with the natives there 1500 members of the Nauset Tribe related in language and custom to the Wampanoag people of the mainland, under their sovereignty. John Brereton, chaplain of the expedition, reported that they were dark-skinned, customarily nude except for deerskins over the shoulders and sealskins around the waist, wore their long, black hair up in a knot, they painted their bodies. Some knew a few English words, something of a historical problem, as Gosnold and his companions are believed to have been the first English to land in America. Gosnold made a point of describing. Subsequently, Gosnold sailed around the cape to discover an island, "full of wood, gooseberry bushes, raspberries, etc." as well as large numbers of shore birds.
He named it Martha's Vineyard after his daughter. Another island nearby, Cuttyhunk Island, he named Elizabeth Island, in honor of Elizabeth I of England, from which the Elizabeth Islands take their name, he intended to place a trading post there, but when the time came for the return voyage, the colonists decided not to remain. Gosnold ventured a second time to the New World in 1608 as Captain John Smith's second in command of the Jamestown expedition. After three months there he died of malaria. In 1603 another mercantile expedition set sail from Bristol, England, in two ships, the Speedwell and the Discoverer, commanded by a 23-year-old captain, Martin Pring. Elizabeth I had died two weeks earlier, but Pring had secured permission from Sir Walter Raleigh, who held from the queen exploration rights to all of North America. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,306 square miles, of which 394 square miles is land and 912 square miles is water, it is the second-largest county in Massachusetts by total area.
It has 550 miles of shoreline. Barnstable County is not co-extensive with Cape Cod; the latter is a geophysical term defined by its peninsular landmass. According to Freeman, it is a "long, irregular peninsula" between 65 mi and 75 mi, measured along the north or the south shores and between 5 mi and 20 mi wide, he points out, only the tip was considered the cape, but as it was settled the name extended from its tip to the shortest line across the isthmus. Barnstable County, on the other hand, is a legal term, it is the area contained within the borders of all cities and towns defined to be in the county by the Massachusetts General Court. These borders were located in multiple episodes of disputed legislation during the centuries since the foundation of Plymouth Colony; the main difference between Cape Cod and Barnstable County is the band of water up to several miles wide extending from the shoreline to the outermost county border. The offshore area contains significant maritime life, as well as being a recreational and transportational medium, containing historical material lost with sunken ships.
The highest elevation in the county is 306 feet (93 m
Bolton is a town in Worcester County, United States. Bolton is in eastern Massachusetts, located 25 miles west-northwest of downtown Boston; the population was 4,897 at the 2010 census. The town of Bolton was incorporated on June 1738, following an influx of settlers. Town historian Esther Whitcomb, descendant of one of Bolton's earliest documented settlers, cites the recorded birth of a son, Hezekiah, to Josiah Whitcomb in 1681. By 1711, according to Whitcomb, more than 150 people were living on Bolton soil, despite a local history of Indian uprisings and one massacre. Many early houses were protected by flankers, were designated as garrisons. Bolton's history is interesting because it is reflective of early settlement patterns in the central Massachusetts area, the conflicts with King Philip and his Indian soldiers; the town was part of the town of Lancaster, but seceded along the Still River, where the current boundary line still stands. In the 1920s Bolton was used as a setting and mentioned a number of times in H.
P. Lovecraft's fiction: as a setting in his “Herbert West — Reanimator”, mentioned in his “The Rats in the Walls” and “The Colour out of Space”. However, H. P. Lovecraft's Bolton was located on the North Shore near Ipswich and was described as a factory town bearing little resemblance to the actual town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.0 square miles, of which 19.9 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles, or 0.35%, is water. Bolton is located in MetroWest, surrounded by several towns: As of the census of 2010, there were 4,897 people, 1,670 households, 1,391 families residing in the town; the population density was 246.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,738 housing units at an average density of 87.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 1,670 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a male householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.7% were non-families. The householders of 12.1% of all households were living alone and the householders of 4.9% of households were living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.22. In the town, the population was spread out with 31.2% of the population 19 and under, 3.4% from 20 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 36.3% from 45 to 64, 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males. As of 2015, the median income for a household in the town was $147,446, the median income for a family was $155,063. Males had a median income of $101,042 versus $71,905 for females; the per capita income for the town was $51,791.
About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over. Bolton is a member of the Nashoba Regional School District serving the towns of Lancaster and Stow. Bolton is home to Nashoba Regional High School. Suzy Becker, author William C. Edes, Alaskan Engineering Commission Karen O'Connor, equestrian Bill Ezinicki, NHL hockey player, professional golfer, won three Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs, inducted into PGA tour hall of fame New England Section in 1997 Hal Gill, former NHL player Frank L. McNamara, Jr. United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1989 William C. Sullivan, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's intelligence operations from 1961 to 1971 J. Sterling Livingston, professor at the Harvard Business School from 1945 to 1974 Philip J. Philbin, member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 3rd district from 1943 to 1971 William Ellery Leonard and author, professor at the University of Wisconsin's Dept. of English.
Wilbert Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Frederick A. Sawyer, United States Senator from South Carolina Nathan Wilson, member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 12th congressional district from 1808 to 1809 Amos Nourse, United States Senator from Maine Samuel Stearns and author. Heather K. Gerken, Yale Law School Bolton official website Bolton Police Department Bolton Fire Department Bolton Library Bolton Historical Society History of Bolton 1738-1938, free online in digital facsimile
Mansfield High School (Massachusetts)
Mansfield High School is a four-year, comprehensive public high school located in Mansfield, is the lone high school in the Mansfield Public Schools system. MHS serves 1,300 students in grades nine though twelve; the school mascot is the Green Hornets and the school colors are green and black. Mansfield High School employs 299 teachers with 83 teaching within the eight core academic departments; this leads to an overall student to teacher ratio of 13.23 to 1, in line with the 13 to 1 statewide student to teacher ratio. For the current graduating class, the Class of 2020, students are required to complete and pass courses totaling 124 credits. Twenty-five of those must be passed during the students’ senior year. In addition to credit requirements, students must pass the state-required MCAS exam. There are departmental requirements for graduation, listed below. English – Students must take and pass four English courses consisting of English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12. However, in place of English 11 and English 12, students may opt to take AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition to obtain college credit.
Mathematics – Students must take and pass three Mathematics courses in order to graduate, although many students take four courses. Most students take Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Algebra or Pre-Calculus. However, students may opt to take AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, or AP Statistics to obtain college credit. Social studies – Students must take and pass three Social Studies courses in order to graduate. Students take Western Civilization II, American History I, American History II to meet this requirement. However, many students take AP American History, AP European History, or AP Psychology to obtain college credit. Science – Students must take and pass three science courses during their tenure at Mansfield High School in order to graduate. Many students take Biology and Physics to meet this requirement. Students may opt to take AP Physics, AP Chemistry, or AP Biology to obtain college credit. Health and physical education – Students must take and pass two heath classes and two physical education classes to meet the graduation requirements.
This consists of Introduction to Wellness freshman year, the student's choice of a gym class sophomore year, Health Dynamics junior year, the student's choice of a gym class senior year. Mansfield High School offers a wide variety of courses, in addition to the “core” classes. MHS has a set of Advanced Placement courses that allow students to begin their college education while still receiving high school credit. Below is a list of the Advanced Placement, most notable courses. Advanced Placement – Offers students the ability to earn college credit; these courses require more dedication than the average high school course. Advanced Placement courses culminate with an exam administered by the College Board which determines how much credit the student receives. Honors – These courses contain challenging material designed for the motivated student, they are more difficult. College preparatory – These courses prepare students for traditional college level education. Comprehensive – These courses are designed to prepare students for junior college or work after high school.
Mansfield High School offers Advanced Placement courses in Music Theory, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Computer Science Principles, Biology, Physics C, American History, European History, Spanish Language and Composition, French Language and Composition, Art History. However each student can take at most seven Advanced Placement courses during their stay at MHS. Students at Mansfield High School are graded on a 0-100 scale, where an A is 90-100, a B is 80-89, a C is 70-79, a D is 65-69, anything below a 65 is considered failing. Students are awarded credit for each successful passing of a course, however if a student is absent from the course too many times, credits may be deducted. Class rank is determined by calculating a student’s course-weighed grade point average over an extended 4.0 scale. Rank is calculated once a year, with the rank calculated after a students sixth semester being reported to colleges. Valedictorian and Salutatorian are determined by calculating class rank after the completion of a seventh semester.
Rank is calculated by first converting a final grade to the 4.0 scale weighting it depending on what level each course taken is at. That average is multiplied by the number of credits a student earned and divided by the total number of possible credits for the course; this result is the student's weighted GPA. This process is repeated for each class and the sum of all class GPAs are averaged to result in an overall GPA, it is possible to get over a 4.0 GPA. Below are the three areas in which Mansfield High School specializes for students to enroll in the Performing Arts. Choir - The choir puts on several concerts per year, including the Holiday Concert and Spring Concert, directs and produces the school's fall play and spring musical. There are three different choirs, the Concert Choir, the After School Choir, the Select Choir. Orchestra - The orchestra performs several times per year, including the Holiday Concert. Band - The Band Program includes Marching Band, Jazz Band, a Concert Band; this is not to be confused with the extracurricular band programs, which includes a World Champion Percussion Ensemble, a competitive Winter Colorguard (2010
Fairhaven High School and Academy
Fairhaven High School and Academy is a historic school at 12 Huttleston Avenue in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The school's main building, built in 1905, is known as the "Castle on the Hill"; the school was voted the "most beautiful high school in Massachusetts" in 2017. The school building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981; the building was donated in 1906 by Henry Huttleston Rogers, one of the key men in John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust; the sports teams at the school are nicknamed the "Blue Devils" and the School colors are blue and white. The high school campus is located on the north side of Huttleston Avenue, a short way east of the Acushnet River and New Bedford Harbor, its main building is a monumental masonry structure in an H-shaped layout, with two full stories, full basement, a third floor and attic under its pitched slate roofs. It is predominantly brick, with limestone belt courses. Designed by architect Charles Brigham, it is reminiscent of Tudor architecture with Gothic influences, with a picturesque roofline studded with gables topped by iron finials, rich carved stonework including gargoyles and depictions of historic figures.
A modern addition, designed by Flansburgh and Associates, is connected to the rear by a corridor. Fairhaven High School has appeared on the reality TV Series, The Principal's Office on truTV. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bristol County, Massachusetts Fairhaven High School Wiki - Community Wiki site on WikiSpot.org created for Alumni, former faculty and the community. Historic data, no current school activities included. Fairhaven High Alumni Association - The official website of the Fairhaven High School Alumni Association, with info about reunions, school activities, building restoration, fundraising efforts. Fairhaven High School Renovation - National Trust for Historic Preservation MaxPreps Blue Devils School Sports Website
Emergency medical technician
Emergency medical technician and ambulance technician are terms used in some countries to denote a health care provider of emergency medical services. EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. EMTs are most found working in ambulances, but should not be confused with "ambulance drivers" or "ambulance attendants" – ambulance staff who in the past were not trained in emergency care or driving. EMTs are employed by private ambulance services and hospitals, but are often employed by fire departments, in police departments, there are many firefighter/EMTs and police officer/EMTs. EMTs operate under a limited scope of practice. EMTs are supervised by a medical director, a physician; some EMTs are paid employees. There is considerable degree of inter-provincial variation in the Canadian Paramedic practice. Although a national consensus identifies certain knowledge and abilities as being most synonymous with a given level of Paramedic practice, each province retains ultimate authority in legislating the actual administration and delivery of emergency medical services within its own borders.
For this reason, any discussion of Paramedic Practice in Canada is broad, general. Specific regulatory frameworks and questions related to Paramedic practice can only definitively be answered by consulting relevant provincial legislation, although provincial Paramedic Associations may offer a simpler overview of this topic when it is restricted to a province-by-province basis. In Canada, the levels of paramedic practice as defined by the National Occupational Competency Profile are: Emergency Medical Responder, Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic. Regulatory frameworks vary from province to province, include direct government regulation to professional self-regulating bodies, such as the Alberta College of Paramedics. Though the title of Paramedic is a generic description of a category of practitioners, provincial variability in regulatory methods accounts for ongoing differences in actual titles that are ascribed to different levels of practitioners. For example, the province of Alberta has adopted the title "Emergency Medical Technician", or'EMT', for the Primary Care Paramedic.
Only someone registered in Alberta can call themselves an EMT or Paramedic in Alberta, the title is protected. All other provinces are moving to adopting the new titles, or have at least recognized the NOCP document as a benchmarking document to permit inter-provincial labour mobility of practitioners, regardless of how titles are regulated within their own provincial systems. In this manner, the confusing myriad of titles and occupational descriptions can at least be discussed using a common language for comparison sake. Most providers that work in ambulances will be identified as'Paramedics' by the public. However, in many cases, the most prevalent level of emergency prehospital care is that, provided by the Emergency Medical Responder; this is a level of practice recognized under the National Occupational Competency Profile, although unlike the next three successive levels of practice,The high number of EMRs across Canada cannot be ignored as contributing a critical role in the chain of survival, although it is a level of practice, least comprehensive, is generally not consistent with any medical acts beyond advanced first-aid and oxygen therapy,administration of ASA and oral glucose and administration of narcan with the exception of automated external defibrillation.
Primary Care Paramedics are the entry-level of paramedic practice in Canadian provinces. The scope of practice includes performing semi-automated external defibrillation, interpretation of 4-lead ECGs, administration of Symptom Relief Medications for a variety of emergency medical conditions, performing trauma immobilization, other fundamental basic medical care. Primary Care Paramedics may receive additional training in order to perform certain skills that are in the scope of practice of Advanced Care Paramedics; this is regulated both provincially and locally, ordinarily entails an aspect of medical oversight by a specific body or group of physicians. This is referred to as Medical Control, or a role played by a base hospital. For example, in the provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador, many paramedic services allow Primary Care Paramedics to perform 12-lead ECG interpretation, or initiate intravenous therapy to deliver a few additional medications; the Advanced Care Paramedic is a level of practitioner, in high demand by many services across Canada.
However, Quebec still does not utilize this level of practice. The ACP carries 20 different medications, although the number and type of medications may vary from region to region. ACPs perform advanced airway management including intubation, surgical airways, intravenous therapy, place external jugular IV lines, perform needle
B.M.C. Durfee High School
B. M. C. Durfee High School is a public high school located in the city of Massachusetts, it is a part of Fall River Public Schools and is the city's main public high school, the other being Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Durfee is one of the biggest high schools in Massachusetts, is the 4th biggest high school in Southeastern Massachusetts behind Brockton and New Bedford; these three high schools make up the Big Three League, the conference in which all their athletic teams compete. The school has been located in two buildings. From its opening in 1886 until the new building was completed in 1978 the school was located in the historic B. M. C. Durfee High School building on Rock Street, The iconic building, with its tall red-capped clock tower and red-domed observatory tower, overlooks the Taunton River and gives rise to the Fall River school district's seal, the school's athletics nickname, the Hilltoppers, their school colors of black and red, the school newspaper, the Hilltop, their school alumni newspaper, the Chimes.
For several decades prior to moving, the school occupied the former Technical High School building across the street. Since 1978 the school has been located on Elsbree Street in the city's north end. Located in former swamp land, the school was built both to modernize the district and to alleviate the overcrowding at the former sites; the school moved its athletic fields, which were nearby to the new school, to its new campus, as well as building the on-campus Luke Urban Field House, as the school had used the Fall River Armory for indoor athletics. Since 2011, there has been a modern recreation of the Durfee clock tower located at the new site. Durfee's athletic teams are known as the Hilltoppers, a nod to the location of the old school building atop the Highland neighborhood hills overlooking the Taunton River, their school colors are black and red; as of the 2018-2019 school year, their school mascot is Rocky the Hilltopper. The school fight song is sung to the tune of the Notre Dame Victory March.
The school's chief rival has always been New Bedford High School, as the two cities share a deep rivalry in general. The school has rivalries with Brockton High School, Taunton High School and, to a lesser extent, many of the other local school districts. Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Boys' and Girls' Soccer Cheerleading Girls' Swimming Girls' Volleyball Football Field Hockey Golf Boys' and Girls' Basketball Boys' and Girls' Winter Track Boys' Swimming Cheerleading Ice hockey Wrestling Boys' and Girls' Outdoor Track Boys' and Girls' Tennis Boys' Volleyball Baseball Softball Many of the below are considered distinguished alumni of Durfee List of high schools in Massachusetts B. M. C. Durfee High School Durfee High Website Fall River Schools Durfee Alumni
Falmouth High School (Massachusetts)
Falmouth High School is a public high school located in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. The school serves 870 students in grades 9–12. Over the past few years, Falmouth High School has undergone major renovations. Up until 1973, the school was named Lawrence High School and located at what is now Lawrence Junior High School. Falmouth High School is located at 874 Gifford Street Ext; the school's mascot is the Clipper and the school colors are maroon and white. Up until 1973, the high school had been known as Lawrence High School for a century; the presence of a high school in the town of Falmouth dates back to the late 1800s, but the current Falmouth High School was only established in 1973. The name change was applied in order to more identify the high school with the town of Falmouth and give the school a community-based identity, to disassociate from the named Lawrence High School located in Lawrence, Massachusetts in an effort to squash the confusion between the two named schools. Students from the neighboring town of Mashpee attended Falmouth High School for many years, until the town of Mashpee established their own separate high school in 1996.
In recent years, Falmouth has undergone several periods of major renovation, which ran into the dozens of millions of dollars. These renovations came under intense scrutiny at several points and were plagued by constant setbacks, which included poor construction and architecture, massively exceeding the proposed budget, exceeding the proposed completion date, several breach-of-contract suits against the school committee, architects and firms involved; the project was supposed to cost $67 million and take two years to complete, but the project ended up costing $87 million, $20 million over budget, took six years to complete. These are some recent accomplishments of Falmouth athletic teams. Boys' Hockey – State Champions Boys' Hockey – State Finalists Boys' Hockey – Super Eight Finalists Boys' Hockey – EMass Regional Finalists Girls' Hockey – State Champions Football – State Champions Football – State Finalists Football – State Playoff Qualifier Boys' Basketball – State Finalists Boys' Basketball – Eastern Massachusetts Champions Boys' Tennis – State Champions John Muse – Goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, won two NCAA D-I Hockey National Championships as the starting goaltender for the Boston College Eagles hockey team.
Steve Cishek – MLB Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins. Robert "Bubba" Pena – Class of 1966, Former NFL Football player for the Cleveland Browns from 1971–1973, attended Massachusetts. Andy Andrade – Class of 1970, Former NFL Football player for the Dallas Cowboys from 1974–75, attended Northern Michigan Willie Ford – Class of 1997, Former NFL Football player for the Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs. Attended Syracuse University. Jamaal Branch – Class of 1999, Former NFL Football player for the New Orleans Saints, 2003 Walter Payton Award winner while playing for Colgate University