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Realtor Kinlin Grover wins national award for customer service
Southeastern Massachusetts-based Kinlin Grover Real Estate has been named among the top 35 real estate brokerage firms nationwide for service excellence and customer satisfaction by independent company Quality Service Certification, Inc. The realtor...
Dartmouth OfficeMax to close May 15
Dartmouth’s OfficeMax will be closing its doors on Saturday, May 15, according to a spokesperson from parent company Office Depot. The large office supply retailer located at 388 State Road is currently having a closing sale, with 5-30% off most...
Unique decor lands resident a magazine spread
Town switches to chloramine disinfectant to solve water quality issues
Easter Bunny visits Stackhouse for holiday photos
Fall River to remove upper dam at Lake Noquochoke
Record low turnout for annual town election
Dartmouth man arrested for razor knife attack
UMass Dartmouth police union issues no-confidence vote in top leaders
Assisted living added to proposed Hathaway Road project
Sheriff Hodgson attends protest against him
District No. 1 firefighters practice search and rescue at Covid-safe training session
Dartmouth resident starts up New Bedford news outlet
Citing concern over a lack of news coverage in New Bedford, a group of South Coast journalists hope to fill that void with the launch of a nonprofit news website called the
New Bedford Light
. The digital publication, scheduled to be up...
Wild Honey moving to Westport
After nearly four years in Russells Mills Village, the Wild Honey Cafe will be moving to Westport next month. Late last year, brothers Ben and Will Shattuck purchased Davoll’s General Store — including the adjacent building Wild Honey currently...
Dartmouth’s Own Roast Beef is closing for good
After just over seven years in business, Dartmouth’s Own Roast Beef and Pizzeria will be closing its doors for good this weekend. But it’s not due to the pandemic, noted owner Steve Mentzer. “We’re doing okay, it’s not like we’re going bankrupt or...
After $54 million in stimulus, Dartmouth businesses still struggling
As the worst of the pandemic in 2020 saw shops shuttered all over town, Dartmouth businesses received $53.8 million in CARES act loans — but many are still fighting to survive. CARES act Paycheck Protection Program funding went out to 525 Dartmouth...
Threatened with legal action, restaurants now licensed
Update: As of Friday, Feb. 19, all of the restaurants that were operating without a license have now applied and paid for their licenses.
One week after the Select Board voted to send cease and desist letters to...
Anne Whiting announces top producer and top lister in January
To kick off 2021, Anne Whiting real estate has announced the top sales producer and top producer in listings at the company last month. Fatima Simas has achieved the top producer in sales, and Lori Pacheco has achieved top producer in listings for...
Select Board issues 72-hour shutdown warning for unlicensed restaurants
Several Dartmouth restaurants operating without a license will be sent cease and desist letters giving them a 72-hour shutdown warning after the Select Board voted to take action against the businesses at a meeting on Feb. 8. A dozen establishments...
GameStop gambit: UMass Dartmouth finance professor weighs in
What is happening on Wall Street, and what does it mean for the economy?
wrote to UMass Dartmouth Finance Professor Duong Nguyen to find out.
The following guest column has been edited for length and clarity....
Proposed changes for long-vacant State Road lot near Walmart
An overgrown patch of thicket next to Walmart on State Road may be getting a facelift in the near future, as Rhode Island retailer and property owner Ann and Hope plans to work on the site to sell it for commercial development. Plans to fill in and...
Anne Whiting announces top producer for 2020
Anne Whiting Real Estate has announced that the agency’s top producer for 2020 in both sales and listings is company associate Fatima Simas. The company stated in a press release that Simas has over 20 years of experience in real estate. Her access...
Colonial dealerships asked staff to work without pay while on benefits, AG finds
This article was updated to include the number of cars sold by furloughed employees in Dartmouth and at each Dartmouth Colonial dealership, as stated by the AG’s Office.
Colonial car dealerships across the commonwealth — including three in...
ALDI coming to Dartmouth Mall
Residents will have a new option for where they get groceries this year: an ALDI will soon be coming to the Dartmouth Mall. The mall’s owner, PREIT, announced Jan. 7 that it executed a lease with ALDI for a 21,000 square foot grocery store and that...
New plans, new ownership for Davoll’s
A Dartmouth icon could soon see food service — along with books, clothing, and alcohol — added to its inventory, as brothers Ben and Will Shattuck hope to turn Davoll’s General Store into a cafe-style gathering spot. The pair were granted a liquor...
Comcast customers could lose Boston TV station
Dartmouth residents may see one less Massachusetts news station on TV after Comcast announced a plan to drop WCVB Channel 5 from its Bristol County offerings in late November. A number of Comcast customers — along with Massachusetts’ congressional...
New law firm comes to town
On Dec. 2, Dartmouth resident Brandon Walecka announced the foundation of his new independent law practice, Walecka Law, P.C. Walecka earned his Juris Doctor from UMass Dartmouth Law School in 2011 and a Master of Laws degree in elder law in 2013...
Padanaram Christmas Festival cancelled, tree lighting uncertain this year
The annual Padanaram Christmas Festival has been cancelled this year due to Covid, according to a member of the business association that runs the event — and the town’s yearly tree lighting ceremony may not take place either. Parks and Recreation...
Anne Whiting announces October top lister
Anne Whiting Real Estate has announced its top lister for October of 2020. Nona Sbordone was named the agency’s Top in Listings. With more than 11 years of experience, Sbordone’s knowledge of the South Coast market and along with her passion and...
Rise and grind: Covid-era Black Friday hits Dartmouth
Even with Covid cases at an all time high, that still wasn’t enough to stop people in the area from looking for Black Friday deals. Although it was a smaller turnout than previous years, many South Coast shoppers still went old-school and lined up...
Mall owner PREIT files for bankruptcy
Dartmouth Mall property owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month as the brick and mortar retailers on which it depends — already struggling to cope with the rise of ecommerce giants like...
Mirasol’s to close through Monday after employee contracts Covid
Updated Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
Mirasol’s Cafe has announced it will remain closed this weekend through Monday, Nov. 23 due to a staff member testing positive for Covid-19. The shutdown was originally announced in a Facebook...
Anne Whiting announces Top in Sales for October
Anne Whiting Real Estate has announced its top producer for October of 2020. Steve Mazza was named the agency’s Top in Sales. Mazza was the company’s top producer in June, August and September this year, and achieved top producer status for 2018 and...
Anne Whiting Real Estate announces new agent
Dartmouth-based real estate company Anne Whiting has announced the addition of James O’Day to its team. O’Day formerly worked as a designer, planner and writer in Washington D.C. for the past 16 years and holds a master’s degree in preservation and...
Covid closures hit Dartmouth restaurants
Covid has claimed another casualty in Dartmouth: Padanaram’s popular Sail Loft restaurant has closed its doors as of Nov. 1 due to pandemic restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining. The restaurant joins the ranks of other indefinitely closed...
Dartmouth Friendly’s to stay open despite bankruptcy, sale
The Dartmouth Friendly’s will stay open after restaurant chain owner FIC Restaurants, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and agreed to sell its assets, the company announced in a Nov. 1 press release. The restaurant chain will be sold to fast food...
Businesses react to governor's latest Covid restrictions
Although new state guidelines will force Dartmouth restaurants to close a little earlier from Friday, many establishments in town don’t foresee much of an impact to their business. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday a new stay-at-home advisory and...
Engineering firm wins award for Faunce Corner Road interchange
National engineering firm GPI has won an award for excellence in its work on reconstructing the Faunce Corner Road interchange with I-195 in Dartmouth. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts named the Babylon, NY-based...
Anne Whiting names top producers for third quarter
Anne Whiting Real Estate has announced its top producers for the third quarter of 2020. Longtime top producer Steve Mazza was named the agency’s top in sales, and Michelle Saltmarsh was named top in listings. Mazza was the company’s top producer in...
Anne Whiting announces September top lister
Anne Whiting Real Estate has announced its top lister for September of 2020. Michelle Saltmarsh was named the agency’s Top in Listings. Saltmarsh has a background as a business owner and real estate developer and prides herself on being a...
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