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SRPEDD To Assess Dartmouth’s Roadways

Members of the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, or SRPEDD, met with Dartmouth's Select Board last night to gather suggestions for their Regional Transportation Plan

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Courtesy Fun107.com

Man Dies In Fall River Fire

Officials in Fall River say a 63-year-old man has died after fire engulfed his apartment despite efforts by neighbors to help him.

The Herald-News reports fire officials say Jesse Silvia Jr. was found dead in his living room on Monday

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Partial Roof Collapse At Rodney Metals In South End

A New Bedford manufacturing plant lost part of its roof this weekend.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a 12-by-14 foot section of roof collapsed Sunday evening at Rodney Metals on East Rodney French Boulevard, probably because of the weight of wet snow

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Classes Resume Tuesday At ORR Junior And Senior High Schools

Classes were cancelled Monday at the Old Rochester Junior and Senior High Schools after officials feared the roof to the building had been compromised because of heavy snow.

Structural engineers inspected the roof on Monday, and gave school officials the green light to resume classes on Tuesday, February 24

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Baker Hoping For Help From The Feds

Gov. Charlie Baker says he's been reaching out to federal officials as Massachusetts prepares to make a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of recent snowstorms.

Baker said Massachusetts has struggled with snow removal costs, coastal damage, a business slowdown, and nearly 150 structures with collapsed roofs due to the storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow across the state

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Dartmouth Discourages Use of “R”-Word

The Dartmouth School District will be making a concerted effort to remove a word from the vocabulary of the students.

The Town Select Board Monday night went on record in support of the "End the R-Word" movement, which discourages the use of the words "retard" and "retarded"

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Massachusetts’ Offshore Wind Project Continues With New Bedford

New Bedford takes another step toward hosting offshore wind development projects.

The Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Abigail Hopper toured New Bedford's port and spoke with city officials on the developing program

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Mass. DPU Considers Cutting Natural Gas Rates

Southcoast residents buying natural gas through Eversource Energy will likely see a bit of a break on their next utility bill.

A press release from the energy provider says a substantial decline in natural gas prices could save customers on average about $20 per month

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Dougtone,flickr

Pawtucket Mayor: Pawtucket Red Sox To Leave City

Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien says Pawtucket's Triple A baseball club has been sold and is leaving the city.

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New Bedford Celebrates Oscar Win For “Whiplash”

The Whaling City is basking in Oscar glory this morning after "Whiplash", a film featuring New Bedford's own Nate Lang, scored three Academy Award wins.

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