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Casino Companies To Begin Payments This Month

Gambling money will begin flowing into local government coffers in earnest now that the state's casino law survived an Election Day repeal effort.

In the coming weeks, MGM says it will make more than $1 million in community payments to Springfield, where it is building an $800 million resort

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Bridgewater State Selects New President

Bridgewater State University cast a nationwide net in its search for a new president, but has selected an alumnus and current administrator for the position.

The university's trustees on Monday announced that Frederick Clark Jr

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Dartmouth H.S. Band Earns 2nd At National Championships

The Dartmouth High School Band left Met Life Stadium this weekend with a second place finish at the US Bands National Championships.

Bill Kingsland, Director of Music for Dartmouth Public Schools, says the second place showing was achieved while competing against some of the best marching bands around

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Man Draws 2 Years For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog

A Providence man who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's Chihuahua puppy has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Area media report Luis Laboy was sentenced yesterday in Superior Court

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New Bedford Police

Police: Woman Used Teenage Son In Heroin Operation

New Bedford Police have removed 58 grams of heroin from the street after a drug raid in the city over the weekend.

Police say they executed a search warrant at 395 North Front Street, Apt. 3, Friday evening after an investigation into suspected drug-related activity involving 32-year-old Adawilda Costoso

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NBHS Headmaster Kathleen Dawson / Jim Phillips / TSM
NBHS Headmaster Kathleen Dawson / Jim Phillips / TSM

Headmaster Says Changing Culture At NBHS “A Work In Progress”

At Monday night's School Committe meeting, New Bedford High School Headmaster Kathleen Dawson spoke about the changing culture in the High School.

Dawson said changing student/teacher relationships are an important part to improving New Bedford High School

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Supt. Durkin explains goals to School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Supt. Durkin explains goals to School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Sets Goals For 2014-15 School Year

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is setting her goals for the current school year.

Durkin outlined her agenda before the School Committee Monday night.

Durkin said her goal continues to be a 40% reduction in the number of students rated as "needing improvement" or "unsatisfactory" in the state's standardized test

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New Research Equipment Unveiled At UMass Dartmouth

A new piece of research equipment at UMass Dartmouth is the first of its kind in Southeastern Massachusetts.

A duel source single crystal x-ray diffractometer was unveiled Monday at the campus Research building

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Schooner Earnestina Headed Out-Of-State For Repairs

The Schooner Ernestina _ the official tall ship of Massachusetts _ is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

The 112-foot fishing schooner was launched in Essex in 1894

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Low Oil Prices Good News For Upcoming Winter

It's been some time since oil prices have been as low as they are right now, which is good news for New Englanders who must consider their heating bill during the colder months.

Bruce Morell, director of People Acting in Community Endeavors, or PACE, says the organization's fuel assistance program may be able to help out more applicants this year

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