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Town Select Board Member Paints Crosswalks, Faces Charge and Fine

BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) _ A member of the Billerica select board is facing a misdemeanor charge of defacing public property for painting faded crosswalks in the town center.

George Simolaris, a painter by trade, used green deck paint on several crosswalks in the town center last weekend saying it was a public safety issue and he was tired of waiting for the town to act.

Town workers

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Photo via Geographically Yours
Photo via Geographically Yours

Wareham Annual Town Election Results

Wareham voters re-elected a Selectman, filled two seats on the School Committee, and finalized the formation of the Sewer Commission in Tuesday's Annual Town Election.

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Michael Watson lists two main reasons for not seeking a third term on the Select Board.
Michael Watson lists two main reasons for not seeking a third term on the Select Board.

Watson Won’t Seek Third Term On Dartmouth Select Board

Dartmouth Select Board member Michael Watson says he will not seek a third term on the Select Board.

Watson made the announcement during Monday night's Select Board meeting.

The two-term Select Board member says two major factors contributed to his decision

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freetownpolice.org
freetownpolice.org

Freetown Officers Save Life of Suicidal Man

Heroic efforts made by Freetown Police officers save a man's life.

Sgt. Scott Rose and Patrolman Thomas Ashley were called to a South Main Street business location just before midnight Sunday, to a report of a 45-year-old suicidal male who was heavily intoxicated

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YouTube
YouTube

Changes Coming To Dartmouth Mall

Starting this weekend, you may notice some changes inside of the Dartmouth Mall.

Construction crews are set to begin work Friday night tearing down the water fountain in the center of the mall. The fountain will be replaced with a recharging station for customers

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miggslives,flickr
miggslives,flickr

Coventry, RI Homeowners Must Mow Lawns, Or Else

A new ordinance in Coventry requires property owners to mow their lawns, or risk having the town put a lien on their house.

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ABC 40
ABC 40

Massachusetts Town’s Entire Fire Department Quits

Quick, get the water hose! Blandford, MA, a town of 1200 in the western part of the state has no fire department as of Tuesday when the entire 10 member volunteer force resigned in an ongoing dispute between the fire chief and the select board.

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Bayou Corne Sinkhole
Bayou Corne Sinkhole/Facebook

Louisiana Town Swallowed By Sinkhole [VIDEO]

While there have been incidents with sinkholes swallowing a car or even a house, the unfortunate town of Bayou Corne in Louisiana is vanishing.

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Ellie G,flickr

Brookline, Massachusetts Approves Styrofoam Container Ban

The town of Brookline has voted to ban the use of Styrofoam food and drink containers at local restaurants. 

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preservationmass,flickr

Wareham Selectmen Reject 3 Town Administrator Candidates

Wareham Selectmen voted Monday night not to hire any of three  finalists for the Town Administrator position.

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