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New Bedford Target Of Mosquito Spraying Friday Morning

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified local boards of health of the finding of EEE in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained from northwest quadrant of New Bedford. The sample was

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Mattapoisett Animal Control
Mattapoisett Animal Control

Officials Searching For Owner Of Severely Neglected Dog

Animal control officials are asking for the public's help in finding the owner of an abandoned and malnourished dog.

The French mastiff was found in Acushnet last Thursday, rooting through a resident's garbage

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Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

Why Go Solar?

Technology continues to amaze me. Not just by what it can do, but by how it works. Solar energy, for instance, continues to grow by leaps and bounds in efficiency. Did you know there's an ongoing project to make all of our public roadways sol

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Acushnet Town Meeting Approves Funds For New Library

Acushnet is getting a new library, sort of. Town Meeting voters agreed Monday night to spend $321,000 to renovate the closed Marie S. Howard School on Middle Road into a library. Previous library initiatives had failed in Acushnet, but Library Trustees Chairwoman Kristen Leotti said this time there was no tax increase on the table

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Customers Say Goodbye To White’s Family Fun Center

The White's Family Fun and Sports Center has closed for the final time. Owner David White has operated the amusement park and fun center for more than 20 years, and hopes to lease the property to another operator

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TSM
TSM

Monday Is Election Day In Four Area Communities

t's election day Monday for a handful of local communities

In Acushnet, retiree Garry Rawcliffe, a former member of the Board of Public Works, and Paul Levasseaur, a construction worker, are looking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Selectmen

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Weston Observatory
Weston Observatory

UPDATE: Two Possible Earthquakes Felt Throughout Southcoast

UPDATE 6:48 - There are now reports of two earthquakes striking the Southcoast within minutes of each other. The first quake is reported by the United States Geological Survey as a M2.4 earthquake, originating at 5:46pm 1.5 miles SSW of New Bedford.

The second quake is being reported by multipl

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Fall River Justice Center
Fall River Justice Center

Acushnet Father And Son Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges In Assault Case

A Fall River Superior Court Jury has returned guilty verdicts against a father and son from Acushnet related to the beating of a Taunton man who was left with permanent injuries. 

According to the District Attorney's Office, 55-year-old Christopher Adams and 28-year-old Jacob Adams were found guilty of unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, but they were acquitted on the most serious charge, assault and battery resulting in serious bodily harm

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TSM

Special Acushnet Town Meeting Eliminates Board Of Public Works

 

The Town of Acushnet has taken steps to eliminate the town's Board of Public Works, and turn over their responsibilities to the Board of Selectmen. 

A special Town Meeting voted 125-35 Monday night to change the town's charter, and wipe the B-P-W off the books. 

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Beth Methia and Andrea LeBlanc, Facebook
Beth Methia and Andrea LeBlanc, Facebook

Local Dancers Featured in Macy’s Parade

New Bedford will have some representation at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Former Miss New Bedford Beth LeBlanc Methia and her sister Andrea LeBlanc will be featured dancers on the Lindt Chocolate float with the Goo Goo Dolls

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