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Massachusetts Town May Become The First To Ban All Tobacco Sales

The town of Westminster, Massachusetts, may become the first in the nation to outlaw the sale of all tobacco products, with its Board of Health set to hear comments from the public this week on the proposed ban

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EEE Detected In Wesport

EEE has been detected in Westport.

The town's Board of Health said Wednesday that state officials discovered the virus in testing of a species of mosquito called Culiseta Melanura, which feeds almost exclusively on birds

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Mosquito Spraying Early Thursday In New Bedford

Mosquito spraying in New Bedford resumes early Thursday. The New Bedford Board of Health says the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct spraying early Thursday from 2am to sunrise.

The areas targeted for spraying include Fort Tabor, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Brooklawn Park, the Poor Farm area, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and Ben Rose Field

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Dartmouth Taps Veteran Inspector to Take Over Health Department

Veteran Dartmouth Health Inspector Christopher Michaud was appointed to replace outgoing Health Director Wendy Henderson last night. Michaud has worked for the Town of Dartmouth since 1995, something Board of Health Chairwoman Leslie McKinley said is a major asset

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Officials: Complex Dartmouth Health Director Search Highlights Need for Change

Dartmouth is in the market for a new health director, and charter change crusaders are pointing to the selection process as yet another reason town government needs an overhaul.

That was Select Board Chairman Michael Watson, who wants the two boards to cooperate in finding a suitable candidate to replace outgoing Health Director Wendy Henderson

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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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