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First Covid case at Cedar Dell as town’s virus death toll climbs to 29
A staff member at Cedar Dell assisted living facility tested positive for coronavirus this week as the number of Covid-19 cases in Dartmouth hit 275 on May 15, with 29 deaths in town, according to a Board of Health press release. Just under half of...
Dartmouth could get $16.9 million from new stimulus bill
The town of Dartmouth stands to get $16.9 million in federal funding over the next two years if a new stimulus bill passes the Senate, according to a press release from Congressman Bill Keating. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency...
Middle School student puts tech skills to use for front line workers
Tyler Ferreira is no ordinary 13-year-old. For one thing, he has a 3D printer — which he assembled out of the box himself at the age of 12. For another, he has been using his newfound 3D printing skills to help the coronavirus effort by making mask...
Council on Aging provides seniors soup, sandwiches and socialization
Smiles, dancing and some much-needed socialization abounded as Dartmouth’s senior citizens drove through the Council on Aging’s parking lot to pick up lunch at its first outdoor “Grab and Go” event on May 15. Normally, the COA hosts a monthly soup...
Cannabis cultivation, police station demolition: A look at Town Meeting
As town officials prepare to finalize the June Town Meeting warrant — pending a decision on the date for the meeting, which was postponed due to coronavirus — v oters will decide on cannabis cultivation in the State Road business district,...
UMass Dartmouth holds virtual events
UMass Dartmouth is holding a virtual open house for prospective graduate students after last week’s virtual commencement celebration, which took place during what would have been the school’s graduation ceremony before the pandemic hit. The Charlton...
Rogers Street boat ramp under construction
The Dartmouth Department of Public Works will be doing some road work on the Rogers Street Boat Ramp from May 18 through June 26. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. DPW advises that no parking will be allowed in...
Outbreak at Dartmouth jail with 15 new cases this week
Eight inmates, six staff members, and one federal immigrations detainee at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week, according to a May 12 press release. There have now been 28 confirmed cases of...
June Town Meeting postponed
The Spring Town Meeting has been postponed until later in June due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Select Board decided in a remote meeting on May 11. The new date has yet to be determined. Originally scheduled for June 2, the meeting requires a...
Bristol County Jail inmates refuse food, demand better conditions
More than 60 inmates at the Bristol County House of Correction participated in a protest last week by refusing to eat prepared meals for more than 24 hours. On May 6, inmates inside the GB unit staged the hunger strike to protest what they said are...
Planning Board debates proposed Dunkin’ drive-thru
A proposed Dunkin’ on 479 Faunce Corner Road is once again seeking approval from the Planning Board for a drive-thru. The project developer is seeking to build a “concept” Dunkin’ with multiple drive-thru lanes, including a lane specifically...
Marijuana could be coming to town as host agreement approved
This article has been updated to reflect that this is not the first host agreement for recreational marijuana signed by the Select Board.
Dartmouth’s future just got a little greener, as the Select Board signed a host community agreement...
Rate of Covid-19 infections slowing in Dartmouth
The rate of new coronavirus cases in Dartmouth appears to be slowing with 35 new cases this week, as Governor Charlie Baker this afternoon announced an outline for the state to start re-opening businesses in four phases. According to the Board of...
Parade celebrates six-year-old’s last chemo treatment
Princesses, unicorns and silly string were part of a huge parade on Saturday afternoon as nearly 100 cars, cruisers and fire trucks turned out for Dartmouth resident Ellie Art — but it wasn’t just in honor of her recent sixth birthday. The party...
Dartmouth police warn against ‘Zoom bombing,’ recommend precautions
With more people turning to video-teleconferencing platforms as a way of communicating, the Dartmouth police department has received some reports of video-teleconferencing hijacking, also called “Zoom-bombing,” according to a press release. As...
Federal judge orders coronavirus testing for immigrations detainees
A federal judge has ordered the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office to test immigrations detainees and staff members for the coronavirus, as reported by multiple news outlets. “I require everyone be tested, from the sheriff on down,”
Council on Aging to host grab and go lunch program
The Council on Aging will be offering a Grab and Go lunch on Friday, May 15. The event will happen between noon to 3 p.m. Participants are instructed to drive into the COA parking lot and pop their trunk to receive a bagged lunch consisting of soup...
Road reconstruction announced
The Dartmouth Department of Public Works will be reconstructing portions of Russells Mills Road from May 11 through June 15. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. Reconstruction will take place on Russells Mills Road...
Fifteen dead in Brandon Woods as town virus cases surpass 200
Fifteen people have died from the coronavirus outbreak at the Brandon Woods nursing home in Bliss Corner as of May 5, according to parent company CEO Frank Romano. Romano said that there has only been one new Covid-19 case in the past week, and that...
First inmate at Dartmouth jail tests positive for coronavirus
An inmate and a corrections officer at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office recently tested positive for Covid-19, according to a May 5 press release from the office, marking the 11th and 12th cases at the facility. Those who run the Bristol County...
Government officials weigh in on Dartmouth ICE facility conflict
This article has been updated to include the state senate committee investigation and the contents of a letter from the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to Sheriff Hodgson.
Governor Charlie Baker and other officials have weighed in...
Summer concert series set to go ahead, other programs cancelled
The town’s summer concert series will be continuing as planned — for now. Parks and Recreation Director Tim Lancaster stated the plans in a video update on May 4, adding that the department will wait for further guidance from Governor Charlie Baker...
Memorial Day parade cancelled, wreath ceremonies to go ahead
Dartmouth’s annual Memorial Day parade has been cancelled due to coronavirus following a unanimous Select Board vote in a virtual meeting on May 4. The board voted to cancel the parade following a recommendation from Veterans Service Officer Matthew...
Noise, outrage on display at protest of Dartmouth jail incident
Dozens of protesters around the New Bedford District Courthouse waved signs from the sidewalk or from honking cars on Monday afternoon in support of immigrations detainees. The protest was held following a violent disturbance on May 1 at the Bristol...
John George Farms is back
John George Farms will be selling ice cream again, as former Select Board member and convicted embezzler John George Jr. was granted a common victualler license at a virtual Select Board meeting on May 4. A much-loved town fixture who sold ice cream...
How local EMS workers are tackling the pandemic
While most Dartmouth residents and workers are hunkered down in their own homes to ride out the pandemic, some are on the front lines fighting it every day. EMS workers at ambulance service STAT Dartmouth are adapting to new procedures as they work...
Birthday parade celebrates 9-year-old with social distancing
In late March, with schools closed and everyone starting to social distance amid the pandemic, Dartmouth resident A’Mya Acevedo’s ninth birthday party fell by the wayside. As the days turned into weeks, her mom Brittany Brasells wasn’t sure when...
ICE detainees allegedly damaged facility over Covid testing dispute
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson claims he was hit by a chair during an altercation at the jail’s Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facility on the evening of May 1, which resulted in three ICE detainees being taken to the hospital and $25,...
Coronavirus cases in Dartmouth climb to 179
Coronavirus cases in Dartmouth keep climbing as the town now has 179 people with the illness — with over half of them in congregate living facilities, according to a May 1 press release from the town’s Board of Health. A breakdown of the numbers...
Three in hospital after altercation at ICE facility
Four ambulances were called to the Bristol County House of Correction on the evening of May 1 following an incident resulting in three Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees being taken to hospital. All three are expected to be fine,...
UMass Dartmouth plans October commencements
UMass Dartmouth's commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 have been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for May 8 and 11, ceremonies will now be on October 9 and 10, according to a press release. “The...
Tenth staffer at Dartmouth jail tests positive as judge orders testing reports
Three more Bristol County Sheriff’s Office staff members tested positive for Covid-19 last week, bringing the total count to 10 as a federal judge ordered the office to report the number and results of tests for immigration detainees on April 24...
Southcoast Behavioral worker alleges unsafe conditions as patients test positive
Employees and patients at psychiatric hospital Southcoast Behavioral Health have tested positive for Covid-19 — but the number of cases has not been disclosed. Hospital CEO Felicia Risick confirmed the positive cases on April 28 in a written...
Government officials tour UMass Dartmouth field hospital
Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Representatives Bill Keating and Joseph Kennedy III — along with State Rep Christopher Markey and other officials — visited the UMass Dartmouth Tripp Athletic Center on April 28 for a tour of the new field...
Seven deaths, 66 confirmed Covid cases at Brandon Woods
Just days after five residents of nursing home Brandon Woods died from Covid-19 , two more have since passed after contracting the illness, according to CEO of parent company Essex Group Management Frank Romano. Romano said that there are now 66...
Town sees large increase in Covid-19 cases this week
Dartmouth now has 161 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to an April 27 press release from the town’s Board of Health. Public information officer Kyle Costa stated that there have been seven virus-related deaths in town, six of which were...
Masks, town election examined at first virtual Select Board meeting
Should Dartmouth businesses require their employees to wear face masks? Town officials will be looking into this and other coronavirus-related questions after the Select Board’s first virtual meeting on April 27. Details about the town’s June 23...
Former brass specialist Ian Flint named new music director
The Dartmouth Public School system has a new Director of Music after former brass specialist for the district Ian Flint was named to the position by Superintendent Bonny Gifford. Although he was already something of a familiar face — having taught...
Two staffers test positive for Covid-19 at Autumn Glen
Two employees at the Autumn Glen assisted living facility in Dartmouth have tested positive for Covid-19 — and none of the residents have been tested yet, according to a spokesperson for the parent Northbridge Companies. Vice President of Marketing...
Local farms adjust to keep South Coast fed
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Dartmouth farmers have found ways to adapt. Local farmers traditionally sell wholesale to retailers, directly to restaurants, at farmers’ markets and...
Spotted around town: Messages of hope and support
As the coronavirus pandemic peaks in Massachusetts, Dartmouth residents aren’t getting out and about in town the way they used to — but many are still managing to get their voices heard. Signs with messages of hope and support have been put up in...
Two more officers at Dartmouth jail test positive for coronavirus
Two more Bristol County Sheriff’s Office corrections officers have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from the office on April 24. According to the statement, the most recent officer to test positive was last at the Faunce Corner...
Five Covid-19 deaths at Brandon Woods as cases climb
Two weeks after announcing its first positive cases of Covid-19, five Brandon Woods residents have died from the illness, according to CEO of parent company Essex Group Management Frank Romano. Romano said that there are 42 cases in a separate self-...
State numbers lag as new Dartmouth virus cases still on the rise
Although numbers released by the state government on April 22 show only two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Dartmouth over the past week, the town’s Board of Health revealed on April 23 that the number of cases has actually jumped by 36 for a...
Field hospital at UMass Dartmouth starts coming together
In most cases, people working on a project hope that their hard work will be of use. But for the contractors and Southcoast Health employees putting together the field hospital at UMass Dartmouth, the hope is that no one ever needs to use it. The...
Fifth Covid-19 case at Dartmouth jail
This article has been updated to include comments from an inmate at the Bristol County House of Correction.
A fifth Bristol County Sheriff's Office staff member has now tested positive for Covid-19, the office announced in a press release...
Three Covid-19 deaths at Brandon Woods
Three Brandon Woods residents have died after contracting Covid-19 as of April 20, according to CEO of parent company Essex Group Management Frank Romano . Romano said two residents were transported to the hospital prior to their deaths and one...
Video update shows how to put on, remove PPE
The town’s Covid-19 response team released a video on Saturday informing residents how to properly put on and take off personal protective equipment like masks and gloves. Paramedic Ryan Snell of ambulance service STAT Dartmouth demonstrated how to...
UMass Dartmouth field hospital set up ‘quickly’
A new 140-bed field hospital was assembled at the UMass Dartmouth Tripp Athletic Center last week in preparation for moving in medical equipment and staff to care for patients during the coronavirus pandemic. By Friday, partitions and cots had...
Dartmouth non-profit helps protect piping plovers
When Jamie Bogart goes to the beach, it isn’t always for fun. Bogart helps conserve piping plovers, a threatened species of shorebird that lives along the Atlantic coast and around the Great Lakes, in his role as research associate at the Lloyd...
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