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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
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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TSM
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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