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Obama’s Tan Suit Causes “Buzz”

President Obama's tan summer suit is generating plenty of chatter on the Internet.

Much ado has been made about the President's suit selection Thursday during his presser on the conflict in Iraq and Syria

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Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org
Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org

Dartmouth Select Board Work For “Better” Temporary Police Station

The Dartmouth Select Board is taking steps to improve conditions for the town's Police Department.

The department is currently working out of trailers next door to the current police station.  The station has been closed since March after legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease was found inside the stations' plumbing

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Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.

Federal Grant Awarded To Acushnet Fire Department

The Department of Homeland Security is awarding the Acushnet Fire Department a $50,000 grant to install new vehicle exhaust systems at both the Russell Street and Middle Road fire stations.

Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher says the systems will capture diesel emissions from fire trucks and vent them outside, reducing the potential of firefighters and EMS personnel being exposed to those fumes

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President’s Vacation Time On Par With Other Americans

President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

Still, his decision to continue with a two-week holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and play hours of golf amid major foreign policy crises, has teed up his critics anew

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Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Hagel Predicts New Offensive By ISIS

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen

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President Obama Condemns Beheading Of Journalist

President Barack Obama is vowing that the United States ``will be relentless'' in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq.

Calling for a global response to the group that now controls territory in both Iraq and Syria, Obama is condemning the group's execution of James Foley, whose death he says has left the nation heartbroken

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Councilor Wants Answers About Keith Alarm System

Its a lengthy agenda facing the City Council Thursday night.

One of the items is a motion by Councilor Linda Morad to have School officials appear before the Council's Finance Committee to answer questions about the alarm system at Keith Middle School

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Market Basket Talks “Making Progress”

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are stepping up efforts to broker a deal to bring the Market Basket standoff to an end.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan actively participated in negotiations Sunday with feuding cousins Arthur T

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Obama And Clinton To Attend Martha’s Vineyard Party

President Barack Obama will be spending some of his summer vacation with Hilary Rodham Clinton.

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Gomes Wants Law Enforcement Summit On Crime

City Councilor Brian Gomes is calling for a summit to address crime in New Bedford.

Gomes, who also serves as chair of the Public Safety Committee, says that all ideas need to be heard and that multiple law enforcement agencies should work together to address the issue

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