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Mayor Jon MItchell poses with check from Hawthorn Medical Associates 
(left to right: Mayor Jon MItchell, Dagny Ashely, Kathy Murray)  
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Mayor Jon MItchell poses with check from Hawthorn Medical Associates (left to right: Mayor Jon MItchell, Dagny Ashely, Kathy Murray) Tim Dunn/TSM

Mayor Mitchell Announces Sponsor for Independence Day Fireworks Display

NEW BEDFORD- Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that Hawthorn Medical Associates will sponsor the Fourth of July Fireworks Display this year.

Kathy Murray of Hawthorn Medical presented a $10,000 check to Mayor Mitchell and City and Tourism Marketing Director Dagny Ashley to fund the Independence Day event...

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First Light Resort and Casino/Steelman Partners
First Light Resort and Casino/Steelman Partners

Tribe Suspends Plans for Taunton Casino

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts tribe has suspended its efforts to get the federal government to designate 321 acres as sovereign tribal land...

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

[RICHARD] NB Rally For Peace And Tolerance Raises Concerns

A number of progressive activists and organizations will gather in Downtown New Bedford tomorrow afternoon for a rally to "celebrate peace, tolerance and diversity...

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John Leboutillier
John Leboutillier

[LEBOUTILLIER] Some Wins for President Trump, but the Russia Story Escalates

Arlene Bynon & John LeBoutillier examine the mixed news surrounding the Trump Administration: a partial victory in the Supreme Court on the Travel Ban and a clear win in the Georgia Special Congressional election are offset by increased desperation from the President as he feels the Mueller Investigation closing in on him.

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Courtesy Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs via SHNS
Courtesy Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs via SHNS

Cranberry Growers Looking for Tax Cuts

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — They cultivate the state's official berry, and now cranberry growers are asking for the state to extend a helping hand, assisting them to keep pace with a worldwide market where Quebec and Wisconsin are the dominant players...

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Joe Raedle via getty images
Joe Raedle via getty images

[RICHARD] $15 Min. Wage Kills Jobs and Hurts Poor

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for those who toil in fast food and retail jobs sounds wonderfully just but the reality is just the opposite.

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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Massachusetts Education Commissioner, Mitchell Chester, Dead

By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 27, 2017.....Longtime Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester died Monday evening after a short illness, the state's education board chairman announced at a Tuesday meeting...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

New Bedford 2018 Budget Almost Fails in City Council Meeting

NEW BEDFORD- The final budget for the 2018 fiscal year proposed by the City of New Bedford saw its final cuts and was approved by City Council tonight after almost completely failing in the Council Chambers...

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David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

[PALEOLOGOS] Why Cell Phone Holders Make Sense

I finally had a V-8 moment and realized that we're prisoners to our phones, that's why they're called cell phones, "K"? I can't imagine life without a Smartphone...

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Apple Fans Await iPhone 7
Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

[RICHARD] Time To Ban Hand Held Cells While Driving

We live in a time of distractions.  Distractions are all around us.  Always.  Often times those distractions are dangerous.  Case in point, cellphones and other electronic devises in the hands of people who are operating motor vehicles...

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