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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Superintendent Says District Prepared for New Year

School is set to begin Tuesday and Superintendent Pia Durkin says the district is ready to take on a challenging academic year. With two struggling elementary schools and other difficulties, Durkin said it's heartening that the district's turnaround plan recently was lauded by the state

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Dartmouth Taps Veteran Inspector to Take Over Health Department

Veteran Dartmouth Health Inspector Christopher Michaud was appointed to replace outgoing Health Director Wendy Henderson last night. Michaud has worked for the Town of Dartmouth since 1995, something Board of Health Chairwoman Leslie McKinley said is a major asset

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UPDATED: Jalice Cafe Ordered Closed Saturday Night After Shooting Wounds 7

Police ordered Jalice Cafe closed Saturday night after an early-morning shooting left 7 wounded outside the restaurant. The city also is looking into whether the bar is responsible for the incident.

"The City is taking swift, direct action with respect to the bar involved in the incident

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Two Arrested in Wareham For Fight Involving a Machete

Wareham police arrested two men after responding to a broad-daylight fight involving a machete. Police responded to Onset Avenue and East Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., but a Chrysler Sebring driven by one of the men had left the scene

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Dartmouth’s 350th Celebration Rolls Into Padanaram Village

Padanaram's history will be on display this weekend at Dartmouth's 350th birthday celebration rolls into the seaside village. "Padanaram, Days of Yore," will feature culinary exhibits, sidewalk sales and presentations on the village's religious history

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Board Says Will ‘Seriously Consider’ Selling to ‘Artie T.’

Board members of the beleaguered Market Basket grocery store chain say they will ``seriously consider'' a proposal from its fired chief executive to buy the company as the chain faces a workers' revolt that has paralyzed its stores

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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City Council Wants Update on Downtown Post Office Closure

The U.S. Postal Service is poised to shutter the downtown post office for good, and that's not sitting well with At-Large City Councilor Naomi Carney. Carney said it makes no sense that the post office will be moved out of downtown

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Officials: Complex Dartmouth Health Director Search Highlights Need for Change

Dartmouth is in the market for a new health director, and charter change crusaders are pointing to the selection process as yet another reason town government needs an overhaul.

That was Select Board Chairman Michael Watson, who wants the two boards to cooperate in finding a suitable candidate to replace outgoing Health Director Wendy Henderson

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New Bedford Bids Farewell to the Charles W. Morgan, Departure Delayed

A bittersweet day Sunday as New Bedford bid farewell to the historic whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. The ship capped a port visit that attracted thousands of tourists to the city with a ceremony and performance by Jimmy Buffet tribute band Changes In Latitude

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