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town (1990 pop. 17,867), Plymouth co., SE Mass.; inc. 1669. Cranberry-processing is a major industry in the town, and fire apparatus, chemicals, and shoes are manufactured. The town was destroyed by Native Americans in King Philip's WarKing Philip's War,
1675–76, the most devastating war between the colonists and the Native Americans in New England. The war is named for King Philip, the son of Massasoit and chief of the Wampanoag. His Wampanoag name was Metacom, Metacomet, or Pometacom.
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 but later rebuilt. Of interest are a Native American site believed to date from 2500 B.C.; restored Revolutionary industries, such as a slitting mill and an iron foundry; and the Tom Thumb historical museum. The name is also spelled Middleborough.
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MIDDLEBORO -- An 18-year-old college student has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in Middleboro last month.
Middleboro has reached a deal to bring its waste to the Brook Street landfill when its agreement with the SEMASS waste-to-energy plant comes to an end in 2016, a step that stops trash fees from tripling.
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Middleboro, MA 02346; (800) 628-8139 or (508) 946-6200; www.