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Fireworks Display in Quincy Belongs on the Riverfront (Poll)
Two years ago, the Bayview Bridge lighting ceremony in Quincy was quite a sight to see. Thousands of people were on hand to witness the colors being turned on during a fireworks display which took place as well. This writing though is not about the bridge lighting, but it is about the fireworks.
Here Are Five Myths About Tornadoes
With warmer weather comes the possibility of severe storms as the midwest found out earlier this week. Springtime storms may  become severe enough to produce tornadoes. With that said, there are some really bad myths about tornadoes that need to be dispelled.
Villa Katherine Posts Tourism Statistics
During 2016 visitors from 48 states and 24 countries from around the world were served by “Hosts” in Quincy's Official Tourist Information Center in the Villa Kathrine located at 532 Gardner Expressway.
It’s Time to Build a Canal from Meredosia to Quincy
Having grown up in New York State, I lived literally on the Erie Canal in Rome, New York.  It’s a canal that connects the Hudson River at Albany, New York with Lake Erie at Buffalo, New York. It runs some 363 miles through central New York State. The concept to build the canal came in 1807 and const…
Asian Carp in the Mississippi River May Have Met Their Match
If you spend any time on the Mississippi River you have had to deal with Asian Carp that have invaded the Mississippi River with a vengeance. The aggressive Asian Carp have harmed the eco-system of the river and have competed fiercely with the native fish of the river for food diminishing the popula…
The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today
If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was…
Why Does Quincy’s Water Taste Bad?
Tap water in parts of Quincy has tasted “off” since Tuesday, but the City assures its residents that although it may be unpleasant to taste and smell, the water is safe to consume.

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