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Fairhaven’s Default Speed Limit Going Down?

FAIRHAVEN - Drivers around Fairhaven should double check their speedometers after Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting.

The board spoke with Fairhaven Police Chief Michael Myers about reducing the town's statutory speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph...

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Jon Faria/TSM | Town Administrator Mark Reese (left), Selectman Charlie Murphy, and Selectman Bob Espindola go over Town Meeting recommendations.
Jon Faria/TSM | Town Administrator Mark Reese (left), Selectman Charlie Murphy, and Selectman Bob Espindola go over Town Meeting recommendations.

Fairhaven Town Meeting Features Oxford Project, Marijuana Delay

Fairhaven's upcoming Town Meeting warrant looks to be a long one, with 58 articles set to be voted on.

Many of the items featured will look to appropriate funding for a number of smaller projects like the Community Preservation Committee's request for $20,000 for a Board of Public Work's land protection project, $10,000 for a fitness station at the Recreation Center, and $17,500 for tennis court restorations at Cushman Park...

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Freetown Election Results

In a tight race for Freetown's open Board of Selectmen, Charles Sullivan won with 295 votes over Craig Cabral's 210 votes, and Joel Pacheco with 118 votes...

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Cabral Wins Acushnet Board Of Selectmen Seat

The town of Acushnet now has a selectman with a stance on the controversial LNG facility.

Challenger Roger Cabral won Monday night's town election by a landslide against incumbent selectman Garry Rawcliffe, 709 votes to 419...

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Fairhaven’s Historic Bell To Join Town Events

The Paul Revere Bell tour could be coming to a parade near you.

At Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, the Fairhaven Bell Committee was approved to build a cradle for the 2-century-old bell, allowing it to safely appear in town events, like parades, until it gets a permanent home...

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Oxford Developer Won’t Get $325K From Town This Year

The Oxford School's development company will not get the $325,000 in town CPC money requested for the project, at least not all this year...

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Fairhaven Officials Trying To Save Kmart

Fairhaven officials are trying a last-ditch effort to keep the local Kmart from closing.

At last night's meeting, the Board of Selectmen read a letter sent to Kmart's parent company, Sears Holdings, hoping to convince the company to keep Kmart in Fairhaven...

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Stratford Group Requests Town Funding For Oxford Project

Fairhaven officials say they were surprised when the Oxford school's development group recently asked for town funding, and even more surprised when they saw for how much...

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Fairhaven Tax Rates Go Down, Property Values Go Up

Fairhaven residents and business owners will be paying more total property taxes in 2017, and that's a good sign officials say.

At Monday's meeting, the Fairhaven Board of Selectmen voted to lower the tax rate by 14 cents per $1,000 valuation for residential properties, and dropped commercial properties by 18 cents...

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Fairhaven Looks To Ban Selling Synthetic Drugs

Fairhaven officials are hoping to join other local communities like New Bedford and Wareham in banning the sale of synthetic drugs.

Also known as "fake weed", K-2, and spice, synthetic drugs are currently legal to sell in Fairhaven...

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