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Transgender Victims and the Media

I've learned what I feel is a very valuable lesson.

Earlier this week, two precious lives were ended when the car they were driving crashed in Mattapoisett. One of the victims was a female-to-male transgender.

Before we take a look at what my lesson was, it's important

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Sargent, Rodrigues/Facebook

Fairhaven High School Dealing With Tragic Loss Days Before Graduation

Fairhaven school administrators are working to console students at the high school after the tragic loss of a fellow classmate.

18-year-old Meghan Sargent, a graduating senior at Fairhaven High, was killed after the car she was in, driven by 21-year-old Brooklyn Rodrigues, crashed on Route 6 in Mattapoisett Monday night

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Update: Two Fairhaven Women Die In Mattapoisett Crash

Update:  Two Fairhaven women were killed Monday night when the car they were riding in slammed into a tree and came to rest in front of 83 Fairhaven Road or Route Six in Mattapoisett.  Chief Mary Lyons identified the operator as 21 year old Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues.  The passenger was identified as 18 year old Meghan Sargent.  She was scheduled to graduate this weekend from Fairhaven High School.

Earlier story:

Mattapoisett Police are reporting two people were killed last night, when the car they were in slammed into a tree at Route Six and Mattapoisett Neck Road.

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Facebook’s Suicide Prevention Feature

Mattapoisett teen, Conrad Roy, committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning last July. Roy had a history of mental illness, and was found in his car behind the Fairhaven K-Mart. That local story is now circulating nationwide due to the fact that strange texts were discovered between Roy and Plainville teen, Michelle Carter. On

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Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition

Conservation Project Protects 410 Acres Around Nasketucket Bay

More than 400 acres of land surrounding Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are being preserved and turned into a state park, thanks to the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the state Dept

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Google Maps

Questions About Road Safety in Mattapoisett Prompt Road Closure

Mattapoisett's Town Administrator has closed a stretch of Acushnet Road in the town due to safety concerns.

According to the Standard Times, Town Administrator Michael Gagne closed Acushnet Road at Tinkham Pond after a problem with the road's subsurface was noticed about a week ago

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Credit: Thinkstock Photos

Mattapoisett Drinking Water Notice

 

The Town of Mattapoisett says coliform bacteria was detected in the town's drinking water.

A notice released by the Water Department says the coliform bacteria was found in four samples in a group of twenty samples that were taken in September.

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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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Mattapoisett Animal Control
Mattapoisett Animal Control

Officials Searching For Owner Of Severely Neglected Dog

Animal control officials are asking for the public's help in finding the owner of an abandoned and malnourished dog.

The French mastiff was found in Acushnet last Thursday, rooting through a resident's garbage

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Youngster poses for photo with 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Youngster poses for photo with 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy

Mattapoisett Harbor Days Bring Small Town Lots Of Fun

The 20th annual Mattapoisett Harbor Days is taking over the small town this weekend drawing thousands of people.

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