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State rules put the kibosh on summer concerts, for now
The town’s summer concert series looks to be off the table this year as state guidelines for reopening outdoor performances have made the annual events “impossible,” according to officials. Outdoor performances are allowed starting in phase three of...
Connecticut man dies in Route 195 crash
A Connecticut man was killed in a car crash in Dartmouth after his vehicle rolled over on Route 195 early Wednesday morning, according to the Massachusetts State Police. Ruben Rivera, 23, of East Haven, Connecticut, was declared dead at the scene by...
Local organization helps community with food access
Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church moderator Scott Stubbs started a whole organization because of toilet paper. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, when the need for food and other basic necessities became evident, Stubbs founded...
Local gyms pumped to be reopened while exercising caution
Although the routine may feel familiar, Dartmouth’s fitness fanatics will notice a few significant changes as they enter their newly reopened gyms to shed some of the calories they might have packed on during the quarantine. Under phase three of Gov...
UMass Dartmouth to offer hybrid courses this fall
UMass Dartmouth will be welcoming students to live on campus again as well as offering a combination of face-to-face and remote classes this fall, the university announced in a press release on July 6. The plan for the upcoming semester includes...
Town Covid-19 cases down to just three this week
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to spike across the country, new Dartmouth cases are down to just three in the past week, according to data provided by the town’s Board of Health. This is down from 12 new cases the week before. The town...
Federal EPA to conduct Bliss Corner testing
The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will send out its mobile laboratory to support Massachusetts’ Department of Environmental Protection as it continues residential sampling for chemicals in the soil around the Bliss Corner...
John George ice cream stand returns
John George Jr.’s well-known ice cream stand is back this summer for the first time in six years, and residents from all walks of life are coming back to try it out. The stand closed after George, a former Select Board member, was sent to prison for...
Shoppers give out their juiciest burger tips ahead of July 4th
We all know that one person who thinks they make the best burger. Be it a secret family recipe or just the usual ingredients cooked to perfection — or even if the burger isn’t as good as they claim — the traditional Independence Day grilling tends...
Life’s a beach: Residents fill Round Hill despite long lines
Everyone seemed to be enjoying the classic summer weather in preparation for the Independence Day weekend on Thursday, as cars lined up on Smith Neck Road waiting to get into Round Hill Beach. Capacity at the popular town beach has been limited due...
UMass Dartmouth permanently shutters policy center due to Covid
UMass Dartmouth announced this week in a press release that the university’s Public Policy Center has closed effective July 1. The announcement came as UMass prepares for the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on fiscal year 2021, which...
Sailing, swimming, and tennis among eight cancelled UMass programs
UMass Dartmouth will be discontinuing eight of its intercollegiate athletic programs — including sailing, swimming and diving, and tennis — effective immediately, after a decision announced today by outgoing Chancellor Robert Johnson. Other programs...
No surprises in elections for Fire Districts 1 and 2
Dartmouth Fire Districts 1 and 2 held their annual elections on June 29, and the results are in — with all four incumbents easily winning their spots against no opposition. Fire District 1 saw a large turnout with 128 people casting votes this year...
No need to feel down as YMCA summer camp starts up
Kids and parents are getting a much-needed break from each other as the Dartmouth YMCA’s Camp Metacomet started back up for the summer on June 29. “YMCA Southcoast always knew that we would do everything in our power to open,” said Executive...
Officials call foul as cannabis cultivation project moves on despite Town Meeting opposition
Planning Board members decried a “shameful” situation at a June 29 meeting after finding out a Route 6 cannabis cultivation project was already given the go-ahead by another government body — ten days before failing for the second time at Town...
Fire District 3 approves $3 million budget
At a socially distanced meeting on June 29, Fire District 3 residents unanimously approved a $3.36 million budget for next year, along with some changes to the district’s bylaws. The budget is $10,000 less than last year’s figure, and includes...
Padanaram retailers settle into reopening
It’s a whole new world for the Dartmouth village’s brick-and-mortar retailers. Following the beginning of phase two of the state’s reopening plan on June 8, local businesses are starting to settle into a shopping environment that includes face masks...
New Bedford man seriously injured in motorcycle crash
A New Bedford resident sustained serious injuries after a motorcycle crash in Dartmouth on Sunday evening, according to a press release from the Dartmouth Police. Wayne Soares, 57, of New Bedford, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital after crashing...
Town Hall to start allowing limited public access
From June 29 through July 10, Town Hall will be open only to residents paying tax bills due August 3 or to those with mandatory appointments with the Veteran’s Agent and Town Clerk, according to an update posted to the Town of Dartmouth Facebook...
As Covid-19 surges across US, Dartmouth cases remain low
As the number of coronavirus cases surges in states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona, new Dartmouth cases remain relatively low, increasing slightly to 12 in the past week. This is up from just seven new cases the week before, according to data...
Town clerk to retire next month
A familiar face will no longer be at Town Hall come July 27. After nearly three decades of serving Dartmouth, Town Clerk Lynn Medeiros announced Friday that she will retire near the end of next month . “ It has been an honor to serve the Town of...
Back in the swing of things: Caddy Shack adjusts to new normal
For many people, social distancing has been a barrier to having a good time. But at Caddy Shack on State Road, staff are ensuring that customers can stay safe while practicing their golf and baseball swings. Caddy Shack reopened in May, and since...
Social distancing could come to Dartmouth schools this fall
Dartmouth's schools will look very different come the fall. Students and teachers wearing masks. Desks spaced at least three feet apart. These are just a couple of the new safety measures being discussed by Dartmouth school officials following the...
Tri-County Music Association awards scholarships to two Dartmouth musicians
The Tri-County Music Association’s has announced its winners of the John R. Pandolfi Scholarship. Among the five scholarship recipients are Dartmouth residents Pedro Silva and Drew Lassey. Since 1962, the association has awarded $12,000 per year to...
Mickelson defeats last-minute write-in challenger
Dartmouth voters have spoken: Select Board Chair Stanley Mickelson will keep his seat after a narrow victory against last-minute write-in candidate Steve Burgo following Tuesday's annual town election. Mickelson was re-elected to another term by a...
First quarter taxes due Aug. 3
Dartmouth Town Collector Gary J. Carreiro has informed residents that this year’s first and second quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills have been mailed. First quarter bills were due on or before Aug. 3 and second quarter bills are...
Westport cow on the lam in Dartmouth
For weeks, a fugitive has evaded capture by authorities, hiding in the woods with occasional sightings by members of the public. The fugitive in question? An all-black cow. According to Animal Control Officer Sandra Gosselin, the cow has been on the...
Select Board makes police appointments, gives help to restaurants
The Dartmouth Police Department has added three new officers to its ranks. At a virtual Select Board meeting on June 22, officers Brandon Baptiste, Bryce Boswell, and Chris Saikali were officially sworn in to their new positions. All three recruits...
A return to normalcy: Indoor dining, nail salons reopen
From servers wearing masks and gloves, amped up sanitation and the addition of dividers at nail salons, more local businesses are beginning to open their doors as part of the second step of phase two of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan which...
Here’s what the Council on Aging has planned in July
Although the Council on Aging has suspended its events, programs and classes at the senior center, it is still providing services to Dartmouth residents in need. Here are the COA services coming up for July.
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Historic virtual Town Meeting approves $91 million budget
More than 180 Town Meeting members voted to approve a $91 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year on June 20 — remotely. Members voted on a 21-article warrant via teleconferencing service Zoom in one of the first virtual Town Meetings in the state,...
Community celebrates longtime music director with retirement parade
More than 100 cars — many decorated with streamers and signs — streamed through the Dartmouth High School parking lot on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the retirement of longtime Director of Music Bill Kingsland. Kingsland has led the Dartmouth...
Number of new Covid-19 cases down to single digits
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in town have reached the single digits again, as new Board of Health data released June 19 show just 7 new confirmed cases in the past week — the lowest number of new cases since the height of the surge earlier...
Dartmouth’s farmers market reopens with covid precautions
Dartmouth’s Farmers Market got its 15th season underway this Friday, with a few modifications to allow for social distancing . Located in the parking lot of St Mary’s Church, the popular Friday afternoon market features locally grown produce, baked...
Dartmouth town election is this Tuesday
Residents will head to the polls this coming Tuesday, June 23 for Dartmouth’s Annual Town Election. The annual town election was originally set to be held on April 7. Earlier this year, the Select Board voted to reschedule the election for Tuesday...
Lincoln Park killer to be released on parole next year
Convicted murderer Charles Chaples, now 59, will complete one year in a lower-security prison before being released on parole following a June 4 decision by the state’s parole board . Chaples was sentenced to life in prison in March 1983 for the...
Padanaram falls to third-best harbor in the US
Padanaram Harbor is no longer the top harbor in the country. The harbor was voted the third-best harbor in the nation by readers of the website USharbors.com during an online contest involving more than 1,400 participants. Last year, the harbor took...
Sheriff Hodgson embroiled in Confederate tie controversy
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has come under fire this week after a photo from 2003 surfaced showing him wearing what appears to be a ‘stars and bars’ style necktie, a design reminiscent of the Confederate flag. Local activists and even U.S...
Historic farm could get smaller
Some of the land at the historic Merrylegs Farm on Elm Street may be sold off to help keep the farm going, members of the Planning Board heard at a virtual meeting on June 15. Property owner Laurel Owen plans to sell a little more than seven acres...
Seniors start seeing family, friends in socially distanced visits
As the coronavirus lockdown loosens in Massachusetts, seniors in Dartmouth and all over the state are starting to receive visits from family and friends again — with a twist. Governor Charlie Baker announced that outdoor-only visits at nursing homes...
Boating season in full swing
The summer boating season has begun, as Dias landing hummed with activity over the weekend. Boaters and Bucket-goers swarmed Apponagansett Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon as residents played volleyball, enjoyed ice cream on the Bucket’s opening...
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Johnson announces resignation
This article has been updated to show that Chancellor Johnson has accepted a position at Western New England University.
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert Johnson announced June 11 that he will resign from his post after nearly three years...
The Bucket's back
With summer on the horizon and stay-at-home restrictions easing up, the Gulf Hill Dairy Ice Cream Bucket — popularly known as “The Bucket” — opened for another season on June 13. Restaurant manager Arthur Domingos said more than 160 people were...
Alumni association honors students with outdoor scholarship ceremony
The Dartmouth High Alumni Association usually holds a special ceremony for scholarship recipients this time of year, but concerns over Covid-19 cancelled that event. In spite of the restrictions and cancellations, the DHSAA was determined to honor...
Crowds descend on Dartmouth Mall for reopening weekend
For the first time since mid-March, the Dartmouth Mall is back in business. On reopening weekend, customers lined up six feet apart outside store entrances at the popular hangout spot to buy things in person for the first time in three months. “It...
Covid-19 trends downward with just 14 new cases this week
Dartmouth’s Covid-19 cases keep trending downward as new Board of Health data released June 12 show just 14 new confirmed cases in the past week — the lowest number of new cases since the height of the surge earlier this spring. The town has now...
Youth baseball starts up with signups this Sunday
Youth sports are opening back up with extra precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic — and the Dartmouth Youth Activities Association baseball is no exception. DYAA is holding signups on Sunday, June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for its junior, little...
Pandemic produce at Friends Academy
Gardening is a big part of student and staff learning at Friends Academy. Normally, students and staff use the garden to learn about composting, planting seeds, pest control, where food comes from, and even math. Now, due to restrictions brought by...
John George ice cream coming soon
John George Farms Ice Cream Parlor may be opening soon for the summer after a June 6 Facebook post announced job interviews are taking place this week. The much-loved ice cream stand has been closed since 2015 when the proprietor, former Select...
Fire District 1 approves $606,000 budget
Fire District 1 residents have approved a $606,000 budget for next year at a socially distanced annual meeting on June 10. The budget includes a few big-ticket items such as a new 4x4 truck for the chief and fire engine refurbishments. The highest...
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