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Former New Bedford Caretaker Charged With Assault and Battery

A former caretaker from New Bedford has been arraigned this week after an incident in a Bourne group home earlier this spring.

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Casino worker Tyronne Connell speaks in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
Casino worker Tyronne Connell speaks in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

“Vote No On Question 3″ Campaign Brings Message To New Bedford

The casino industry is spending big money to defeat Question Three in Massachusetts next month.

The Vote No on Question Three campaign stopped in Downtown New Bedford on Thursday, offering a series of speakers from New York, Detroit, and Springfield to discuss the impact of casinos in their community

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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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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

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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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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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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Newport Backs Private Lawsuit On Casino Referendum

Newport's City Council has voted unanimously to support a lawsuit of three city residents who insist the Nov. 4 referendum on gambling expansion at Newport Grand is unconstitutional.

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