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Acushnet Town Meeting Approves Funds For New Library

Acushnet is getting a new library, sort of. Town Meeting voters agreed Monday night to spend $321,000 to renovate the closed Marie S. Howard School on Middle Road into a library. Previous library initiatives had failed in Acushnet, but Library Trustees Chairwoman Kristen Leotti said this time there was no tax increase on the table

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Fairhaven Annual Town Meeting at Hasting's Middle School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Fairhaven Annual Town Meeting at Hasting's Middle School

Town Meeting Leads To Government Structure Changes

A plan to make Fairhaven's governmental structure more streamlined has gotten the approval of town meeting members.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Proposed Dartmouth Dog Park Goes To Town Meeting

South Coast dogs may soon have something new to wag their tails about.

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Dartmouth Town Hall

Dartmouth To Debate Town Government Changes

The Dartmouth Selectboard wants to know if residents still want a change in town government, and if so, what changes do they want. 

Selectboard member Michael Watson says town residents supported change on a non-binding ballot question last year

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TSM - Planning Board members hear from C.C.C.'s attorney, Valario Romano
TSM - Planning Board members hear from C.C.C.'s attorney, Valario Romano

Fairhaven Planning Board Recommends Marijuana Moratorium

Fairhaven officials remain optimistic, but cautious when it comes to a medical marijuana dispensary locating in the town.

The planning board held a public hearing Tuesday night, with Compassionate Care Clinics representatives, residents, and the board offering their opinions on the proposal

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Fairhaven Board Of Health: No Moratorium For Medical Marijuana

The Fairhaven Board of Health is not in favor of enacting a one year moratorium in town, to further study whether a medical marijuana dispensary should be located in the Fairhaven.  The vote Monday night was 2-1

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bparent, panoramio

Dartmouth Town Meeting Approves $73 Million Budget

Dartmouth Town Meeting members completed their annual Town Meeting in about six hours on Tuesday.

Town meeting approved a $73 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.

The spending plan included hefty raises for top officials

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Acushnet Girl Scouts eagerly await Town Meeting's vote on holding a special election for a new library and community center (Credit: TSM)
Acushnet Girl Scouts eagerly await Town Meeting's vote on holding a special election for a new library and community center (Credit: TSM)

Scouts Lead Movement for New Acushnet Library

A grassroots campaign to bring a new library and community center to Acushnet has scored another victory.

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Fairhaven Debates Wind Turbine By-Law Changes

Fairhaven residents testified for nearly two hours Tuesday at a Planning Board hearing on amending the town's wind turbine by-law.

The amendments would put greater limits on power output and height of new turbines, and increase the minimum distance between turbines and homes

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Voke Expansion Gets Approval From Final Member Community

Fairhaven Town Meeting voters gave the green light to a proposed expansion at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. The estimated $17-point-1 million dollar project was accepted by state school building officials in October, and has already gotten approval from Dartmouth and New Bedford

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