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Sharon Drummond,flickr

Maine Libraries Help Destroyed Canadian Library

Libraries across Maine are collecting donations to help rebuild the library destroyed when a runaway train exploded in Canada earlier this summer.

Farmington Public Library Director Melanie Coombs launched the effort because the Maine community is the sister city of Lac-Megantic (lak may-gahn-TEEK'), Quebec

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Interview Karen Covey of ‘The Coastal Table Cookbook’

Local author Karen Covey stopped by the WBSM studios to talk about her new cookbook The Coastal Table.

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Two Women Face Sentencing in Conn. Pyramid Scheme

Two Connecticut women face sentencing for running a pyramid scheme that authorities say involved millions of dollars and more than 1,000 other women.

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YouTube/WPRI

Small Plane Crashes in Conn – Up To 6 Feared Dead

Authorities are trying to determine the exact number of people killed and what caused a small plane to crash into a residential neighborhood a few blocks from a Connecticut airport on landing.

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Derek Keats, Flickr

Team Looks for Invasive Species in New Bedford

A team from the state's Coastal Zone Management department was in New Bedford Thursday morning, collecting samples and searching for potential invasive species.

CZM Director Bruce Carlisle says the surveys are part of a New England-wide project to find out which non-native species have migrated here or are becoming established

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rogersmj,flickr

New England Grid Manager: Conserve Electricity During Heat Wave

New England's regional grid manager is asking residents to conserve electricity as this week's continuing hot, humid weather threatens to strain the power system.

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Warner Bros.

Where is the Best Place in New England for a Family Vacation?

The family and I are about to take summer vacation soon and we are trying to figure out where to go.  The kids would love to go on a cruise or fly to a tropical island somewhere, but Donna and I were thinking how about taking a New England vacation!  

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tsm - New Bedford Fishing Boats

New England Fishermen Submit Petition to Congress

New England fishermen and their allies have submitted a petition to members of Congress urging them to close the regional office for federal fishing regulators and funnel the savings to the fishing industry.

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Photo - Poyant employees constructing "Blue Bug" sign in New Bedford
Photo - Poyant employees constructing "Blue Bug" sign in New Bedford

Poyant Signs Marks 75 Years In Business

 

A business mainstay in New Bedford is celebrating its 75th anniversary. 

Maurice Poyant opened the Artcraft Sgin Company in 1938. 

In the 1950's, he changed the name of the company to Poyant Signs. 

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Poor Air Quality Alert Issued For Southern New England

Environmental officials are predicting unhealthy air quality for coastal areas of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island due to ground-level ozone.

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