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Dartmouth swimmers to take on the Buzzards Bay Swim
On June 22, hundreds of swimmers will take on the annual Buzzards Bay Swim, a 1.2-mile trek across the bay from outer New Bedford Harbor to Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven. The annual event, hosted by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, will...
Bliss Corner contaminants don’t pose ‘imminent hazard’
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection released soil test results on June 12 showing high levels of toxic chemicals at four sites in the Bliss Corner neighborhood of Dartmouth — although none poses an “imminent hazard” to residents...
Sears to close in August
One of the Dartmouth Mall’s only remaining original anchor stores is closing: Sears, but it will not remain vacant for long. Last week marked the beginning of the end for the struggling retail chain’s Dartmouth location, as liquidation sale signs...
Police to change department command structure
The Dartmouth Police Department has been cleared to change its command structure. At the June 17 Select Board meeting, the board voted 4-1 to approve Police Chief Brian Levesque’s proposal to have a chief and two deputy chiefs lead the department...
Planning Board approves car crash repairs, other proposal withdrawn
Tensions ran high at the Planning Board meeting on June 17 as the board approved one plan to repair a Dartmouth Street building that had been hit by a car, but was unable to approve a plan to modify a site on Ventura Drive. Christian Farland had...
Appeals court dismisses lawsuits filed by former Dartmouth cop
Several lawsuits brought against the town and the state Civil Service Commission by former Dartmouth police officer Frank Condez have been dismissed by the courts. On June 6, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the dismissal of two lawsuits...
Round the Bend shakes things up for Open Farm Day
Round the Bend farm welcomed a fresh crop of visitors with some fresh new ideas at their June Open Farm Day on Saturday. For the first time, the South Dartmouth farm offered local wine and craft beer for purchase alongside their burgers and...
Keeping Portuguese traditions with the Holy Ghost Society
Hundreds of people from all over the South Coast arrived at Allen’s Neck Road in the lengthening sunlight on Saturday evening. Friends and relatives shouted greetings to each other as they walked up to the Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck in South...
Walk on the wildflower side: DNRT springs into summer
Have you ever wondered what makes Dartmouth’s green spaces smell so good this time of year? Or wondered exactly what kind of plant has been creeping into your back yard — is it poisonous or edible? Native or invasive? Prone to bugs or fungus?...
Dartmouth police to use crime monitoring app
Dartmouth Police announced in a Facebook post yesterday that the department has joined crime monitoring app “Neighbors” by Ring, alongside a growing number of local law enforcement agencies in towns across America. The app’s website says that it is...
Residents weigh in on town’s future at master planning workshop
Protecting Dartmouth from overdevelopment while keeping it affordable. Attracting new business while keeping traffic under control. These are just a few suggestions residents want to see in a blueprint of Dartmouth’s future, which is now under...
Things to do: Raise a glass at the farm, stand up paddleboard, take a gong bath
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Over 1,000 turn out for first summer concert in 20th anniversary series
Apponagansett Park was full to bursting with concert-goers in collapsible chairs and blankets who came out on Wednesday evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series. People came to listen...
Call ID mistake behind police phone scam fears
In an updated post on their Facebook page , Dartmouth Police said that the Dartmouth Police Athletic League/Dartmouth Police Relief Association was behind fundraising phone calls misidentified as a phone scam this week. According to the statement, a...
New committee planning future for old police station
What will become of the Dartmouth Police Department’s soon-to-be-former headquarters on Russells Mills Road? That’s the question a new committee is tasked with answering. On June 11, the new Police Station Use Review Committee met for the first time...
Kayakers rescued off Ricketsons Point
Police were called to aid in the rescue of two kayakers off Ricketson’s Point on Monday evening, as one of the kayakers was apparently “combative” and indicated that he did not wish to be rescued. The kayakers had to be rescued after their kayaks...
From Corsair to Pirate: Young grad follows her dreams
Morgan Banville has lived in Dartmouth since she was six. The 22-year-old graduated on May 13 with a masters in education from UMass Dartmouth. “It’s been quite a journey,” she said. It’s one major step towards her goal of becoming a tenured English...
Fire districts honor those who served
For those who don’t live in Padanaram or know a firefighter, the parade which sweeps through the village on the second Sunday of June is a relatively unknown event. The Dartmouth firefighters’ memorial parade, which is held concurrently with...
Open roads for the YMCA’s cycling fundraiser
On June 8, the Dartmouth YMCA got pumped up for its first-ever “Bike for the Y” cycling fundraiser event. The day started with blazing sunshine and a steady wind as 50 participants took off on three different routes. They cycled alone or in groups,...
Music, food, and furniture at Dartmouth farmers market
Dartmouth’s first farmers market of the season kicked off in style on June 7 with a variety of vendors selling everything from handcrafted adirondack chairs and jewelry to the more typical produce, bread and pastries. Musician Ric Allendorf played a...
Old Papa Gino's building gives firefighters realistic training scenario
The moment firefighters Kalen Green and Josh Cabral entered the smoke-filled Papa Gino’s on Dartmouth Street, their sense of vision diminished. Because the building was filled with smoke and pitch black, the two, carrying their fire hose, crawled on...
Protester arrested at jail last year sentenced to jail
One of four people arrested at a protest outside the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office last year will spend 10 days in jail. According to court records, Holly Landowne-Stein, of Geneva, NY, was given a 10 day sentence, with one day served, after...
Dartmouth man arrested in Wareham gas station raid
A Dartmouth resident was arrested for allegedly selling drug paraphernalia after a raid at a Wareham gas station. According to Wareham police, John Amaral, 57, of Dartmouth, was arrested at Route 6 Fuel in Wareham on June 4. Amaral, who is a clerk...
Police propose change to command structure
The Dartmouth Police Department is proposing a command change to move away from the “limited” civil service system.= Police Chief Brian Levesque brought a proposal to change the three-person command structure to the Select Board at its June 3...
Town adopts financial policy to tackle unfunded liabilities
Dartmouth leaders are committing to paying off the town’s unfunded liabilities, under a new policy shift that would tackle more than $90 million in retirement-related obligations which are outstanding. The town’s unfunded liabilities — future...
Town Meeting members approve budget, projects, cannabis taxes
Town Meeting members said yes to marijuana taxes and fines for loose shopping carts, no to opening up northern Faunce Corner Road to drive-thrus, and approved the town’s 2020 budget with a modification to support the town’s seniors. Starting at 9 a...
Planning Board delays repairs to building struck by car
A prospective dog grooming business may not be able to go ahead with plans to repair a building damaged by a car crash after the Planning Board pushed back the decision at its June 3 meeting. Number 603 Dartmouth street — formerly a hair salon...
Youth Commission plans shift to support all members of the family
After spending decades focused on helping the town’s children, the Dartmouth Youth Commission is planning to refocus its programs and support services on the whole family. Discussions about the future of the department have been ongoing, and on June...
Holy Cross subdivision approved, Bakerville Road subdivision continued
Plans for a subdivision at the former Holy Cross Fathers property on Tucker Road are set to move forward just as Bakerville Road residents aired concerns with a smaller subdivision in their neighborhood at a town planning board meeting Monday...
Kids read to ailing horse to help with healing
Wonder the horse isn’t allowed any treats. “ Sugars and carbs could spike his insulin and cause his organs to shut down and he could die,” explained Deb Devlin, co-owner of the Don’t Forget Us, Pet Us animal sanctuary. “When they get so emaciated...
New owners of historic general store awarded for renovations
Kim Arruda has never won an award for anything before. But on May 21, the owner of Davoll’s General Store in Russells Mills — along with co-owner Jim Chouinard — received an award from the Waterfront Historic Area League in recognition of their work...
Dartmouth farm back on its feet after fire
Cluck and Trowel farm has announced that it will be up and running in time for the 2019 CSA and market season following a devastating fire earlier this year. The fire destroyed the farm’s barn, which housed a variety of equipment as well as their...
Dartmouth real estate company announces expansion
Dartmouth real estate company RE/MAX Vantage has brought 12 new real estate agents from Team ROSO — formerly of Century 21 — on board, the company announced on Thursday. Team ROSO leader Ron Oliveira will continue in his role at the expanded...
Stang graduates set to take the world by storm
Amid the usual pomp and circumstance, there were lighter moments — plenty of laughs, hugs, and one impromptu cheer — as the Bishop Stang Class of 2019 graduated on Wednesday evening. 143 seniors were accompanied by a five-person brass band as they...
Town Meeting to decide on budgets, drive-thrus, and marijuana taxes
Town Meeting members will weigh in on budgets, construction projects, marijuana taxes, and a fix to the problem of rogue shopping carts at the Spring Town Meeting. The Spring Town Meeting is on June 4 at 9 a.m. It is held at Dartmouth Middle School...
Here’s what’s happening at the Council on Aging this June
The Dartmouth Council on Aging has announced its list of events for the month of June. For more information about Council on Aging programming, contact the Senior Center at (508) 999-4717, or visit town.dartmouth.ma.us/council-aging.
Dartmouth honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Dartmouth came together to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies proceeded down Elm Street this year, starting off at the Dartmouth Police Station for the first of three...
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