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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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No Bedbugs At Fairhaven Walmart

Contrary to popular belief, there are no bedbugs at the Fairhaven Walmart.

The Fairhaven Board of Health has fielded several inquiries over the past two weeks concerning a rumor that the Alden Road Walmart was infested with the notorious pests

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Fairhaven Wind Turbine Opponents Looking To Falmouth

 

The opponents of the wind turbines in Fairhaven are watching closely the ongoing debate over turbines in the town of Falmouth. 

A judge has found health complaints from Falmouth residents were credible, and he ordered changes in the turbines' hours of operation in that town. 

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Dept of Public Health Prunes Marijuana-Grower List

The Department of Public Health has made progress cutting down the list of potential medical marijuana growers in Massachusetts.

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Fairhaven Board of Health Sides With Fairhaven Wind

The Fairhaven Board of Health voted Tuesday night in favor of the first proposal submitted by Fairhaven Wind LLC. which would allow turbines to run nonstop.

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TSM - Fairhaven Wind LLC officials discuss "mitigation" plan with Selectman
TSM - Fairhaven Wind LLC officials discuss "mitigation" plan with Selectman

Fairhaven Wind LLC Proposes Resolution To Wind Dispute

Represntatives of Fairhaven Wind LLC have offered a mitigation plan to the town's Board of Selectmen on ways to operate the firm's two wind turbines in a quieter fashion.  And turbine developer Sumul Shah says shutting down one turbine at night might resolve noise issues for people living close by

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TSM - Fairahven Board of Selectman announce delay in setting date for Board of Health election
TSM - Fairahven Board of Selectman announce delay in setting date for Board of Health election

Still No Date For New Fairhaven Board Of Health Election

The Fairhaven Board of Selectman was supposed to set the date for a new Board of Health election Monday night, but it didn't happen. 

Board Chairman Charles Murphy said the Board had yet to receive the official paperwork from Superior Court Judge Robert Kane, throwing out the results of the April 1st election because of descrepancies in the handling of the ballots

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TSm - Fairhaven residents attend Selectman - Board of Health meeting.
TSm - Fairhaven residents attend Selectman - Board of Health meeting.

Fairhaven Orders Turbines Shut Down At Night

 

Two "historic" votes Monday by the Fairhaven Board of Selectman and the Board of Health concering the town's wind turbines. 

Because of a flood of complaints about noise from the turbines, the Board of Health voted to shut down the turbines at night, from 7pm to 7am, effective immediately. 

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Sound Expert Weighs In on Fairhaven Wind

A regional sound expert is weighing in on Fairhaven's wind turbines.

Sound engineer Stephen Ambrose made a strong case to the Board of Selectmen Monday for shutting down the two turbines, based on his research at similar facilities in Falmouth, Kingston and his home state of Maine

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Fairhaven Board of Health Race — New Election?

It's the election that won't go away. John Wethington has asked a superior court judge to throw out April's much-disputed Fairhaven's Board of Health election results and compel a new race.

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