Acting Dartmouth Police Chief Appointed After Szala’s Heart Attack
Deputy Chief Brian Levesque will be taking over as the acting police chief for the Town of Dartmouth.
Chief Robert Szala suffered a heart attack in April, leaving Levesque in charge of the department until Szala's return.
Doctors expected Szala to miss several months before being able to even con…
Fairhaven’s Default Speed Limit Going Down?
FAIRHAVEN - Drivers around Fairhaven should double check their speedometers after Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting.
The board spoke with Fairhaven Police Chief Michael Myers about reducing the town's statutory speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph...
School Committee Approves FY18 School Budget
Despite seeing multiple cuts in next year's budget, New Bedford officials say student won't see any loss of services.
During Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee reviewed the latest version of the FY18 school operating budget, and passed it with a 5-2 vote...
Student Housing Zoning By-Law Change Doesn’t Get Support
A property group is taking another shot at creating off-campus student housing near UMass Dartmouth.
David Sullivan, a representative for Vision Properties, presented a citizens petition to the Dartmouth Select Board on Monday. The petition proposes a zoning by-law change that would allow for a housi…
WBSM Wants to Publicize Your Community News
WBSM is looking for guests for our weekly Public Affairs program. The show is called "Townsquare Sunday" and airs Sunday morning but we tape on Thursday, late morning.
If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, send your info to news@w…
Freetown Election Results
In a tight race for Freetown's open Board of Selectmen, Charles Sullivan won with 295 votes over Craig Cabral's 210 votes, and Joel Pacheco with 118 votes.
The other contested race in Freetown saw incumbents Robert Clark and Derek Gracia defeat challenger David Beard for the two Regional Sc…
Cabral Wins Acushnet Board Of Selectmen Seat
The town of Acushnet now has a selectman with a stance on the controversial LNG facility.
Challenger Roger Cabral won Monday night's town election by a landslide against incumbent selectman Garry Rawcliffe, 709 votes to 419.
Cabral previously criticized the Board of Selectmen for not coming out a…

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