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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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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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No-Go For Future Residential Solar Farms in Dartmouth

Dartmouth Town Meeting members shot down a by-law amendment last night, that would have allowed special provisions for solar farms to locate in residential neighborhoods.

The amendment would have allowed the installation of neighborhood solar farms, provided the land was a designated brownfield or contaminated in some way

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