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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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Swansea Slaying Suspect Claims Self-Defense

A Swansea man charged with fatally shooting a 23-year-old woman last weekend has been ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty.

Timothy Levesque was arraigned Monday in Fall River District Court in connection with the death Sunday of Melissa White

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Swansea Man To Be Charged With Murder

A Swansea man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman and will be charged with murder.

Police say they received numerous emergency calls at about 1:35 a.m. Sunday about a shooting on a roadway in Swansea

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Swansea Shellfish Beds Reopen

The Swansea Shellfish Beds have reopened, according to an announcement on the town's website.
Relay areas are excluded from this announcement.
The shellfish beds were closed Monday with officials citing increased rainfall as the reason for the closure

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Mussels at market courtesy of Thinkstock Photos
Mussels at market courtesy of Thinkstock Photos

Swansea Shellfish Beds Closed

The Swansea Shellfish Beds are closed.
A post on the town's website cited excessive rainfall as the reason for the closure.
The deep water DMZ Taunton River Commercial Area will remain open and officials say if the weather permits they may reopen the other waters, with the exception of relay areas,Tuesday morning

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Massachusetts Han Hit By Car On Highway Dies

Massachusetts State Police say a 32-year-old man has died after being struck on a highway by a car driven by a Rhode Island resident.

Troopers say Jason Luciano of Swansea, Massachusetts, died at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, after Tuesday night's accident on Route 195 in Swansea

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Peter Costa, left, and William Lajoie, right. Photo courtesy of Barrington, R.I. Police
Peter Costa, left, and William Lajoie, right. Photo courtesy of Barrington, R.I. Police

Barrington, RI Police Arrest Two Men For Swansea House Break

Barrington, Rhode Island Police have arrested two Fall River men suspected of breaking into a house in Swansea.
Police tell the Herald News Peter Costa and William Lajoie were stopped following reports of a suspicious van with Massachusetts plates

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Photo courtesy Swansea Fire Dept via Facebook.
Photo courtesy Swansea Fire Dept via Facebook.

Lightning Strikes In Swansea

They say lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but it can strike the same town twice.

The Swansea Fire Department says two buildings were struck by lightning Wednesday morning.

According to the Department's Facebook page a tree on Locust Street was struck around 8:15 a

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Rhode Island Man To Be Charged With Swansea Murder

A Rhode Island man is awaiting extradition to Massachusetts for the murder of a Swansea woman last year.  The Providence Journal reports that 54 year old David Sousa of Warren was charged by Rhode Island State Police with being a fugitive from justice

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Photo: New Bedford Police Dept.
Photo: New Bedford Police Dept.

Swansea Man Charged In New Bedford Stabbing

 

A Swansea man is in custody following a stabbing early Friday in New Bedford's South End. 

Police have charged 23 year old Michael Fabiano with stabbing another man during a fight in a second floor apartment at 151 Grinnell Street. 

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