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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
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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UMass Dartmouth Fireworks a No-Go

UMass Dartmouth is cancelling any planned fireworks for this year. University spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News the summer Freedom Festival fireworks display was postponed until this season due to inclement weather

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Report: Shark Spotted Off Dartmouth

Officials in Dartmouth are keeping a close watch in waters off Demerest Lloyd State Park and Round Hill, after a shark sighting was reported this week. The siting was reported on Wednesday.

Town Administrator David Cressman says Harbormaster Steven Melo patroled the waters around Round Hill, but failed to find any sign of a shark

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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Nordeste Mayor Carlos Mendonca (L) with Dartmouth Selectboard Chair Michael Watson /  Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Nordeste Mayor Carlos Mendonca (L) with Dartmouth Selectboard Chair Michael Watson / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Another Sister City Agreement For Dartmouth

The town of Dartmouth has several "Sister City" agreements in place with communities in England and the Azores.

The Dartmouth Selectboard signed another one Monday night with the Azorean city of Nordeste

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Dartmouth Celebrates With Grand Parade [GALLERY]

The celebrations for Dartmouth's monumental birthday are still in full swing.

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Markey, Garcia Square Off On WBSM

While both Democratic candidates for the Representative seat in the 9th Bristol District want to see Southcoast Rail, they have different opinions on funding sources.

Incumbent State Rep. Chris Markey and challenger Alan Garcia debated on WBSM Thursday

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