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Council Offers Full Support of Medical Marijuana Dispensary in New Bedford

Support for medical marijuana continues to grow in New Bedford, this time with formal support by the City Council for a dispensary in the north end of the city. 

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Photo from Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Fire Dept.

Fairhaven Firefighters Take to the Sea for Medical Emergency Call

Fairhaven firefighters went to work at sea over the weekend, performing a medical rescue.

In a release, Firefighter Wayne Oliveira says Fairhaven Fire Headquarters intercepted a marine radio distress call on Saturday from a vessel at sea that stated there was a medical emergency on board...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Councilors Renew Discussion of Medical Marijuana Facility in New Bedford

Two New Bedford City Councilors filed a motion to discuss the medical marijuana dispensary industry and its possible role in the city during Thursday's meeting, suggesting it can boost the local economy while also driving down opioid addiction. 

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Tiverton Marijuana Facility Raided, Two Arrested

An illegal marijuana operation is busted in Tiverton.

Rhode Island State Police have arrested 24-year-old Joshua Berg and 22-year-old Amanda Ribeiro, both of Tiverton, after searching a commercial building in the town and uncovering a large-scale marijuana growing facility...

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

State Says Most Have Yet To Pay For Health Plans

State officials say about 150,000 people have determined eligibility for insurance plans on the state's overhauled Health Connector website...

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Photo - St. Lukes Hospital

Layoffs At Southcoast Health

Southcoast Health has announced they will be laying off 70 employees.

Spokesman Peter Cohenno says the organization has experienced a three percent shortfall in their operating budget and they will have to make some "reductions in expenditures" as a result...

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What Profession Drinks The Most Coffee?

 

A new survey asked 10,000 professionals about their coffee drinking habits.

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Campaign Aims To Curb Overuse Of Acetaminophen

There's a campaign aimed at curbing the overuse and even abuse of the pain reliever acetaminophen. It's the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition's "Know Your Dose" campaign.

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11 Medical Pot Dispensaries Approved, None In Bristol County

State public health officials say 11 medical marijuana dispensaries have been cleared to move forward in Massachusetts.

The process has been on hold while the state worked to verify information provided in the applications of 20 companies that were initially cleared for licenses in January...

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We’re In Good Hands On The Southcoast

I realized the other night just how lucky we are.

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