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Leaders Hope To Expand Campaign To End The “R-Word”

The campaign continues in Dartmouth schools urging students to end the use of the "r-word," but organizers would like to see all of the Southcoast get involved.

Kathleen Amaral and Marianne Santos co-chair the Special Education Parents Advisory Council in Dartmouth

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Mass. DPU Considers Cutting Natural Gas Rates

Southcoast residents buying natural gas through Eversource Energy will likely see a bit of a break on their next utility bill.

A press release from the energy provider says a substantial decline in natural gas prices could save customers on average about $20 per month

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Hit the Slopes, Southcoast!

Inspired by BDCWire's awesome Boston Sledder's Guide; we've made it really easy for you to see where the biggest and best sledding spots are on the Southcoast. 

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

South Coast Power Restoration Could Take Several Days

In high-powered storms such as this one, power outages are almost inevitable. Strong wind gusts and heavy snow can bring down trees and tree limbs, taking out power lines.

NStar spokesman Mike Durand says restoration efforts could take several days

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Four Groups Vying For Southeastern Mass. Casino License

Prospective casino operators are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to apply for Massachusetts' final gambling license.

The state Gaming Commission says its staff hopes to meet privately with at least three groups ahead of the deadline: Mass Gaming & Entertainment, Seafan Trust Corp. an

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2014 Top Stories – Fairhaven Jesus

He seemed to appear out of nowhere, and started what some may call a "mini-revival" in Greater New Bedford. Malvin "Mel" Larsen, dubbed "Fairhaven Jesus" by those who saw him along the Route 6 corridor, was very visible in the summer months of 2014, making it a point to talk to as many people as he could about his personal testimony and his relationship with Jesus Christ

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Governor-elect Charlie Baker Pays A Visit To The Whaling City

With just weeks until Inauguration Day, Governor-elect Charlie Baker paid a visit to New Bedford Wednesday on his tour across the Commonwealth.

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Police Issue Warnings Across Southcoast About Man Living In School Bus

Several Massachusetts communities have been visited by what some are calling the "sex offender school bus" and police are warning area residents to be wary of the driver.

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Veterans Day American Flag/ TSM

Fairhaven Man Recieves Southeastern Massachusetts Veteran of the Year Award

A Vietnam War veteran from Fairhaven has been named the Southeastern Massachusetts Veteran of the Year.

Gerry Payette received the award Friday night at the Century House in Acushnet. Payette has coordinated the Letter Carrier Food Drive in Fairhaven for 20 years, and is the primary fundraiser for Sheperd's Pantry

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Veterans Day Events Across the South Coast

Here's a look at the numerous Veterans Day commemorations and activities throughout the South Coast on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014....

New Bedford Parade: The New Bedford Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11am from Buttonwood Park, proceeding down Union Street to the reviewing stand in front of the New Bedford Free Public Library on Pleasant Street. A speaking prog

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