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South Coast Set For Coakley/Baker Debate

The top candidates for the governor's office in Massachusetts will spend an hour debating each other on the South Coast Friday afternoon.

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Don’t Miss Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Master, at The Z!

How about that, huh? Impressive? Well you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Jake Shimabukuro is coming to the Zeiterion Theater Thursday night! He is THE ukulele master! An up and coming professional artist, Jake became a Youtube sensation with one song, and was off and running from there.

Now, as part of a nationwide tour, I get to take part! I'm very excited to receive a ukulele signe

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John Hoey/UMass Dartmouth

Over 200 Local Students Help to Feed Hungry

Over 200 area high school students spent this afternoon packaging 10,000 meals for the hungry during an event at UMass Dartmouth.

It's part of the Leduc Center's Youth Civic Engagement Summit, which featured a workshop for students on using the power of speech to make change and food-packaging to raise awareness about hunger

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2003 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill / Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images
2003 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill / Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images

Projects Funded To Correct Damage From 2003 Bouchard Spill

State and federal environmental officials have announced the second round of remediation projects in the wake of an oil spill in Buzzards Bay in 2003 that damaged the Massachusetts and Rhode Island shorelines

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Top Candidates Agree to South Coast Debate

The two front-runner candidates for governor in Massachusetts have agreed to a debate on the South Coast.

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will engage in a one-hour debate at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, October 17, from 4-5pm

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Local Expert on Islam Weighs in on ISIS

As countries across the world align themselves against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, many people are asking questions about ISIS and it's origins.

Brian Williams, Professor of Islamic History at UMass Dartmouth, appeared on WBSM earlier this week, answering many of those frequently asked questions

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Dartmouth Firefighter Under Arrest

A Dartmouth firefighter is under arrest.

Dartmouth Police say District #1 Fire Lieutenant Troy DeCouto was placed under arrest Thursday, and is accused of stealing gasoline from the District #1 Station

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Mattapoisett Looks To Move Forward With Longer Bike Path

Within a few years, the entire Southcoast of Massachusetts will be completely connected with bike riders in mind.

Eleven towns and cities are participating in the South Coast Bikeway project, with many planning phases nearing completion

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Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

New Bedford Shows Modest Gains In MCAS

State Education officials say 88 percent of high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, though achievement gaps persisted and several schools in the state's largest cities were in danger of failing

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Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School/Facebook

Interest, Not Disappointment Accounts For Growing Voc-Tech Waiting List

About 1,000 apply, but only half of the applicants are accepted to Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. The school's 513-person waiting list tops the state when it comes to vocational schools.

Voc-Tech Scheduling and Reporting Coordinator, Sue Demers says while faith in the New Bedford Public School System has waivered, she doesn't associate those feelings with the growing interest in Voc-Tech

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