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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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TSM

Crews Contain Oil Spill in Acushnet River

Environmental officials are trying to determine the cause of an oil slick in the Acushent River, near the sawmill property. An official with the Mass. DEP tells WBSM News the oil apparently entered the river from a combined sewer overflow pipe

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Local Teens Still Missing

 A couple of teens with local ties remain missing over a week after their disappearance.

Acushnet Police Sgt. Christopher Richmond tells WBSM News 16-year-old Tyrell Harrison of Acushnet and 17-year-old Jasmine Chong of Quincy disappeared together, and foul play is not suspected.

Sgt. Richmond says the dep

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Google Maps

Acushnet Library Named After Former Principal

Hundreds of Acushnet residents turned out Thursday night to honor former Ford Middle School Principal John Tavares and name their school's library after him.

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Acushnet Police
Acushnet Police

New Bedford Woman Rescued From Acushnet Pond

Some heroic efforts by 4 men in Acushnet Tuesday afternoon saved the life of an unidentified New Bedford woman.

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robotson,flickr

Acushnet Rent Control

Residents of Acushnet's four mobile home parks are a step closer to rent control. The Massachusetts House enacted Acushnet's petition to form a rent review board.

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TSM - Acushnet Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher is joined by schoolchildren in a recitation of "The Pledge of Allegiance".
TSM - Acushnet Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher is joined by schoolchildren in a recitation of "The Pledge of Allegiance".

Acushnet Remembers 9/11

The terror attacks of 9/11 were remembered Wednesday in America's largest cities, and even it's smallest towns.

The town of Acushnet paid tribute to those who perished in the 9/11 attacks, with over 100 people attending the 12th anniversary ceremony at the town's 9/11 memorial, the only site in the region that displays remnants from each of the attack sites

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Getty Images

Acushnet To Remember 9/11 With Ceremoney On Wednesday

The 9/11 Memorial at the Acushnet Fire Station was dedicated 2 years ago.  It includes steel recovered from the World Trade Center, a piece of the Pentagon building that was damaged in the attack, and a rock from the field in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 went down.

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MEL810, flickr
MEL810, flickr

Early Apple Crop Looks Strong in Mass.

With the 34th annual Apple and Peach festival being held this weekend in Acushnet, Massachusetts officials say some apple growers are reporting a strong crop and some above-average sized fruit as the picking season begins following a tough 2012.

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