Portuguese Square / Norman S. Cook Square


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  1. Thank you for noting the recently added designation of Ryder Street as Portuguese Square. Almost on a whim, I requested it to be named as such at a selectman’s meeting. It met with quite a bit of resistance at first from the board. However, after a very impassioned speech by Mary-Jo Avellar, the rest of the selectmen were swayed and there you have it. The concern that we had (the Portuguese Festival Committee) was that the original naming for Norman S. Cook would not be lost. So, for posterity’s sake it should be recorded as both. Norman S. Cook, a World War I volunteer soldier who died in the influenza epidemic, was the father of Norman S. Cook Jr., who operated Adams’ Pharmacy for many years.

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