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Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara
Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara

Portuguese Feast Kitchen Manager Dies

Members of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Committee are remembering 85-year-old Manuel Garcia of Onset, who was found in waters off Onset on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at Tobey Hospital.

For many years, Garcia was the kitchen manager at the feast, and spokesman Edward Camara tells WBSM News, Garcia will be hard to replace

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Committee To Decide Whaling City Festival’s Fate

It looks like the Whaling City Festival is being given a one-time trial with a closing time of 9pm instead of 8pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell spoke with festival representatives, saying if they provided another hour of police details, more lighting, and cleaned the park, he'd give the later closing time a trial run

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Massachusetts Death Penalty Amendment Sent to Committee

The Massachusetts House has turned aside a bid by several lawmakers to reinstate the death penalty, citing events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Fundraising for Women’s Veterans Memorial to Begin

The City Council's Memorials and Dedications Committee is just about ready to start up a fundraising campaign in support of a monument for female veterans at Fort Taber.

The committee met Tuesday night, and resolved to set up an account for the monument as soon as next week

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“Controversial” Summer Reading List Discussed

Parents, staff members, and students expressed their feelings over the most recent Hastings Middle School 8th grade summer reading list to the Fairhaven School Committee Wednesday night.

Many parents are up in arms over several of the titles from the 24-book collection, saying students are being subjected to innappropriate material such as foul language and extremely detailed sex acts including beastiality

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