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Schools on security alert due to TikTok-based shooting threat
Dartmouth’s public schools will see an increased police presence in its buildings Friday amid safety concerns sparked by social media. In a Facebook post on Thursday , school officials warned parents and others about a viral, nationwide TikTok trend...
To Kentucky, with love: Dartmouth resident pitch in with supplies, support
Weston Faulkner is spending Christmas week in Mayfield, Ky., a town ravaged by a rare December tornado. The storm demolished many homes — “they’re just gone,’’ he said — and forced other residents with houses still standing to rely on tarps to...
For holiday decorating, Dartmouth lights the way
The holiday season has been made brighter by scores of decorated homes along the streets of Dartmouth. Readers generously shared their photos with us to help us spread cheer. The photos and suggestions we received ranged from a lit firetruck on...
Dartmouth author recounts harrowing raft ride in Amazon
They planned the trip of a lifetime, a year of traveling throughout the world. But when Dartmouth residents Holly and Fitz Fitzgerald planned their epic trip in 1972 as a young married couple, they didn’t know that the adventure would prove not only...
Officers deliver final salute for a devoted four-legged partner
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office bid a sad goodbye last week to a beloved colleague: Thirteen-year-old K9 Officer Axel. The German Shepherd, who served in the department for about eight years, was given a hero’s farewell. A wake was held Monday...
Balloons inflate holiday spirits at Padanaram event
Rudolph, Frosty, Snoopy and several other family-favorite characters blew into town Sunday afternoon. The characters were inflatable balloons, part of the annual inflatable event at Elm and Bridge streets. Like Frosty when the temperatures rose,...
'All about helping kids': Sheriff's K9 unit collects toys for children in foster care
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit is stepping up to provide some holiday cheer to area kids in foster care. On Dec. 11, the unit held a toy drive for t he Justice Resources Institute, an area nonprofit which provides foster care and...
Final Open Farm Day of season Dec. 18 at Round the Bend farm
Round the Bend farm will host its final Open Farm Day of the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the farm, 92 Allens Neck Road. The holiday-themed event will include holiday crafting activities. Farm-fresh items and locally made or...
An uninvited guest: LeBron James head surfaces from alfredo sauce
Area resident Justine Reed was not expecting a world-famous basketball player to appear for dinner, but that all changed after opening a jar of alfredo sauce she purchased at the Dartmouth Target. As she was preparing the sauce for dinner, out came...
Fall Covid surge continues
New cases of Covid-19 are continuing to surge in Dartmouth. The state’s Department of Public health confirmed 300 cases in town over the past two weeks — an increase of 100 from the state’s previous report. According to state data, Dartmouth had a...
Caroling planned for solstice
Davoll’s General Store, 1228 Russells Mills Road, will have caroling around the tree at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. The event will observe the shortest day of the year and celebrate brighter days.
Dartmouth resident honored by Navy
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employee Tammi McCarraher of Dartmouth, deputy comptroller, recently received a Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the third highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the U.S...
Arraignment of 2001 murder suspect delayed due to Covid-19 exposure
The arraignment of one-time Dartmouth resident David Reed for the 20-year-old murder of his half sister has been postponed because Reed has been exposed to Covid-19, the Bristol County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday, Dec. 9. Reed had...
Santa, you’ve got mail: Letters can be sent via special mailbox
Young visitors to a Russells Mills Road yard can make a special delivery to that most magical of places: The North Pole. The elaborate Christmas display at 142 Russells Mills Road includes a “Letters to Santa’’ mailbox, where missives can be sent...
Town Hall sets holiday week hours
Town Hall has scheduled its holiday hours. Hours for the week of Christmas and New Year’s are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday. Town Hall is closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 31.
Electricity Disclosure Label posted for residents
The town’s community electricity program has posted the latest Electricity Disclosure Label, which describes the energy mix for all program options. The label can be found in the resources section on the program website MassCEA.com/Dartmouth ...
Police offer tips on avoiding break-ins
Dartmouth Police responded to a series of car breaks the weekend of Dec. 4 and 5 in the area of Dartmouth Street and Bliss Corner, police said. In the wake of these break-ins, the department has released the following advice to reduce the chances of...
Sheriff’s K9 unit collecting toys for children in foster care
The Bristol County Sheriff canine unit is hosting a K9 toy drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 11 at the sheriff’s office, 400 Faunce Corner Road. The team is collecting toys for children in foster care. Those attending can bring a toy and meet...
Town renews ambulance contract
STAT Southcoast will continue as the town’s primary provider of emergency ambulance services through at least 2026. The Select Board unanimously approved the new five-year contract with the EMS service during their Monday, Dec. 6 meeting. “The...
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust hosts December events
Several activities are scheduled in December by the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust . A gingerbread hike will be held throughout December at Knowles-Padanaram Reserve, Smith Neck Road. Gingerbread men are attached to trees at the Smith Neck Road...
Tax rates set for 2022
Owners of an average single-family home in Dartmouth will pay roughly $3,615.63 in property taxes beginning next year. The new rates come following the Select Board’s unanimous approval at a Dec. 6 meeting. Commercial property rates will be an...
Fill the Bus Toy Drive scheduled Dec. 18
The Dartmouth Police Department, Safe Zones, Tremblay’s Bus and Team Target will host the annual fill the bus toy drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Target store, Route 6. Shoppers can pick up a new toy or gift card or make a donation and hand it to...
Inflatable display returns to Padanaram Dec. 12
The Padanaram Christmas Inflatable event returns this year from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at the corner of Bridge and Elm streets. The public is invited to view the inflatables. The event is organized by Dartmouth High School students Braiden...
Holiday parade brings Christmas cheer to girl with leukemia
Diagnosed in July with leukemia, three-year-old Ariya Cohen has to protect her health and can’t go out much for Christmas this year. Instead, Christmas came to her, complete with lights flashing, sirens blaring, and Santa Claus and Minnie Mouse...
Council on Aging to host booster shot vaccination clinics
The Dartmouth Council on Aging will be hosting two booster shot vaccine clinics this month. Clinics will be held Dec. 13 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bullard Wellness Center at the COA’s building located at 628 Dartmouth St. Those attending are...
Program to share story of man, son and cat on nautical adventure
The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society, 1205 Russells Mills Road, will host a business meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, followed by a presentation on “Henry M. Plummer: His Houses, His Adventures” by Judy Lund, local author and historian. A...
Can, bottle redemption Dec. 11 for dog work group
The Dartmouth Dog Advisory Work Group will host a redemption drive from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 12. Plastic bottles and cans can be brought to the Dartmouth dog park lot, 443 Old Fall River Road, Harry...
Town Hall tree lighting returns to brighten sky, spirits
“We’re back.’’ With two words, select board member Stanley Mickelson greeted the crowd Sunday, Dec. 5 and summarized the evening the community has waited two years to celebrate: The lighting of the Town Hall tree. The lighting, which was preceded by...
Holiday cheer aplenty as annual Padanaram Christmas festival returns
It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas in Padanaram. After last year’s Covid cancellation, the village streets were once again filled with families on Saturday as they checked out a variety of holiday events and activities and...
New Covid cases increase following Thanksgiving
New cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in Dartmouth following Thanksgiving weekend. The state’s Department of Public health confirmed 200 cases in Dartmouth over the past two weeks — up 38 from the state’s previous weekly report. According to state...
Ukulele players to perform at Grange concert
The Dartmouth Grange will host a family friendly holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the grange hall, 1133 Fisher Road. The Unlikely Strummers, a group of area ukulele players, will perform Christmas and seasonal music. The performance is free...
Bliss Corner cleanup postponed to spring
Cleanup of toxic soil at five Bliss Corner properties will officially begin in the coming spring and will last up to five months, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The process was initially set to begin this past November at one...
UPDATED: Interim chief named after District 2 Fire Chief resigns
Timothy Andre has resigned as Fire District 2 chief and will be replaced at least temporarily by Capt. Greg Edgcomb. Edgcomb was appointed interim chief at a Dec. 7 meeting of Fire District 2 Prudential Committee. Edgcomb “has the capability of...
Former Dartmouth resident indicted for 20-year-old murder
Twenty years after the murder of a New Bedford woman, her 53-year-old half-brother, a onetime Dartmouth resident, has been indicted on charges of murder and armed robbery, District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III has announced. David Reed, who lived on...
Four decades later, still work to be done to combat HIV/AIDS, speakers say
Forty years before Covid-19 dominated the national health headlines, another mysterious new illness began striking down portions of the population, many of them young and otherwise healthy. AIDS was first reported in 1981 as a “gay cancer’’ that...
Buoys that adorned tree available for bid
The community has the chance to bid on the decorated buoys that adorned the first ever buoy tree in Padanaram. The hand-decorated buoys were created by area residents who were given free rein to display their creativity. Proceeds of the auction will...
Solstice celebration Dec. 21 at St. Peter’s
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting a winter solstice celebration to commemorate the return of light after the longest night of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 outside the church, 351 Elm St. The celebration will feature fire, songs, rituals...
Things to Do: Learn about owls, hear harrowing tale
There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week.There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week, here’s what’s coming up.
Monday, Dec. 6
Talk on German occupation in Paris
The UMass Dartmouth Boivin Center for...
Feedback sought for potential return of senior social care program
The Council on Aging is hoping to bring back its Adult Social Day Program and plans to reach out to the community for feedback. The program, which began in the 1980s, provides seniors ages 60 and older two meals a day, along with social activities...
Dartmouth High hosts robotics scrimmage
The Dartmouth High School Robotics teams and the Normandin Robotics Team from Normandin Middle School in New Bedford hosted a scrimmage featuring nine teams from across Massachusetts Nov. 21 at Dartmouth High School. The scrimmage gave teams a...
Inmate alleges medical negligence at Dartmouth jail
More than a year after the state’s Department of Public Health cited a variety of health violations at the Bristol County House of Correction , an inmate housed at the jail says staff members continue to ignore Covid-19 safety guidelines as units...
Double the fun: Two holiday celebrations set Dec. 4, 5
Trees will be lit and memories will be made as the town gathers for two holiday celebrations Dec. 4 and 5. The weekend’s activities will kick off with the Padanaram Holiday Festival Saturday, Dec. 4. The day’s events will culminate with the lighting...
Firefighters honored for rescue of woman from roaring blaze
As flames crackled through a home at 673 Tucker Road in the early morning hours of a bitterly cold Dec. 28, 2020, two responding firefighters, Dartmouth Fire District 1 Capt. Ryan Cabral and Lt. Ryan Snell, breathed a quick sigh of relief. The two...
Children asked to design bookmarks for libraries
The Dartmouth Public Libraries are inviting children to submit designs for the winter-themed children’s bookmarks for the “Bookmark It’’ contest. Children ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 are invited to submit their designs through Dec. 18 to Southworth...
Agencies to host virtual meeting on Bliss Corner cleanup
Residents will be updated on the ongoing cleanup plans for Dartmouth’s Bliss Corner neighborhood at an online meeting on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. At the meeting, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, in collaboration with the U.S...
Covid-19 cases on the rise in town
Just ahead of Thanksgiving, Dartmouth saw a surge in new Covid-19 cases, according to the state’s Department of Public Health In the two weeks leading up to the holiday known for large gatherings, the state reported 162 new cases of Covid-19 in town...
Doors open to history as Akin House hosts tours
The mantels at Akin House, a preserved historic home at 762 Dartmouth St. that predates the Revolutionary War, were decked in holiday greenery, understated and elegant, as the building was opened to tours Saturday, Nov. 27. Outside, fresh green...
Author to share her harrowing journey on raft through Amazon
Holly FitzGerald of Dartmouth, author of Ruthless River: Love & Survival by Raft On the Amazon’s Relentless Madre De Dios, will present a slide show and discuss her book at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Clare T. Carney library at UMass...
Lloyd Center to host oyster sale
Lloyd Center for the Environment is hosting its second annual holiday oyster sale. Supporters can order fresh oysters by the dozen, shucking knives and/or cotton gloves. Oysters are $25 per dozen and will keep well for 10 days with refrigeration...
Full Plate Project scales up food distribution for families in need
It’s the season of giving in Dartmouth, and two groups have teamed up to ensure residents in need have food available for the holidays and beyond. Throughout the year, YMCA Southcoast, in partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, has held...
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SOLD! Indian Mound Cottage
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Sold! 25 Gibbs Ave, Wareham
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Waterfront Open House!
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