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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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Class of 2018 Comes to UMass Dartmouth

Over 1,500 freshmen will be preparing for their first college experience at UMass Dartmouth this weekend.

The incoming Class of 2018 will be moving into their dorm rooms on Sunday afternoon. University spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News it should be a relatively smooth move

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UMass Dartmouth Makes Voting Easier For Students

Getting the next generation engaged in the democratic process is a constant concern of many, and a local university may be making strides in that department.

UMass Dartmouth is launching a new program that will allow students to receive real-time updates on upcoming elections and their voter status

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Pedestrian Hit By Car In Dartmouth

A Fall River man is being treated for serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Dartmouth over the weekend.

According to Detective Kyle Costa, the accident took place just after 1AM Sunday morning outside of The King's Inn when a 62-year-old woman struck the pedestrian with her car

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Dartmouth Police Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers

Dartmouth Police will be joining nearly 150 other law enforcement agencies across the state in an intensive crackdown on drunk drivers. The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is made possible through a federal grant, and provides extra funding to police departments that choose to take part, making it possible for extra patrols to be on the lookout for impaired drivers

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