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Questions About Road Safety in Mattapoisett Prompt Road Closure

Mattapoisett's Town Administrator has closed a stretch of Acushnet Road in the town due to safety concerns.

According to the Standard Times, Town Administrator Michael Gagne closed Acushnet Road at Tinkham Pond after a problem with the road's subsurface was noticed about a week ago

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New Bedford Police and Fire Unions Endorse Keating

Congressman Bill Keating is getting the support of local public safety workers as he runs for re-election.

The New Bedford Fire and Police unions endorsed the congressman at The Black Whale restaurant on Pier Three Thursday afternoon

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Menino Suspends Cancer Treatments

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is suspending his cancer treatment and a recently-launched tour in support of his memoir, ``Mayor For A New America.''

In a statement Thursday, Menino says he wants to spend more time with family and friends as he fights this ``terrible disease

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Action Figures Could Break Bad For Toy Store [POLL]

Toys R Us is selling action figures from the popular TV show Breaking Bad that's causing a kerfuffle with some parents who say these figures glamorize the drug culture and don't belong in a children's toy store.

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Sears To Close Dozens Of Stores

Sears stock is getting a boost on word of major cutbacks just in time for the holidays.

Shares in Sears Holdings rose nearly five percent today after a report that the struggling retailer plans to lay off nearly 55-hundred employees and close dozens of stores -- many of them before Christmas

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Local Motorists Paying For Road Conditions

A new report released by the transportation research group, TRIP, found that poor road conditions cost Bay State motorists more than $8 billion per year.

Here on the South Coast, the report found that motorists spend more than $1,600 per year due to damage caused to their vehicles, time lost waiting in traffic, and the economic costs of serious traffic accidents

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Sutter Takes Out Papers To Run For Mayor Of Fall River

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has pulled nomination papers to run for Mayor in the city of Fall River.

But in a statement given to the Herald News,  the District Attorney said he would not begin his campaign till after the conclusion of a court hearing next Monday to determine whether the recall election of Mayor Will Flanagan will go forward

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Second Letter Threatening Schools Sent To Rhode Island Cities

The mayors of Cranston, Johnston and Warwick say Johnston has received a letter threatening schools, the second time in as many weeks.

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Fishing Boat In Rhode Island Rescues Four From Overturned Tug

The U.S. Coast Guard says a tugboat and barge that sank in waters of Point Judith is still underwater, but that crews are going to try to recover the barge and salvage the tug.

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Sailboat With Five Aboard Towed In Rhode Island Sound

The U.S. Coast Guard is towing a sailboat to Newport after it became disabled in rough seas.

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