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UMass Dartmouth nursing students help administer vaccinations
In a typical year, UMass Dartmouth nursing professor Paula Walsh would take her students to Haiti or Mississippi to get their required community health experience. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the program has instead decided to keep things local...
Covid cases steady in Dartmouth
New Covid cases are continuing to remain low in Dartmouth. This week, the Board of Health reported 47 instances of the virus — the same as the week before. According to the state’s weekly report, Dartmouth had a 14-day average daily incidence rate...
Resident appointed to board of Woburn charitable foundation
Dartmouth resident Thomas Pappas, a former executive at a global investment management firm, was recently appointed to Cummings Foundation’s board of trustees, the Woburn-based charitable foundation announced March 12. Pappas earned a bachelor’s in...
Zoning Board approves affordable housing development
After more than two years of negotiations and hearings, the proposed 288-unit “Dartmouth Woods II” affordable apartment complex near the intersection of State and Reed roads is one step closer to breaking ground. On March 10, the Zoning Board of...
Daffodil field closed again this year
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust’s popular Parsons Reserve daffodil field will be closed to the public for the second year in a row due to the pandemic, the land trust announced on March 11. The decision was made “based on current levels of Covid-...
Visitors return by appointment to Dartmouth libraries
For the first time in nearly a year, the Dartmouth Public Libraries reopened their doors to welcome patrons back inside by appointment only on March 8. Nearly 50 people came out to both branches to browse the collections on the first day back,...
One and done: Johnson & Johnson doses administered at Southcoast Health
The Johnson & Johnson shot is making its way into the arms of eligible Dartmouth residents. Last week, the state received 58,000 doses of the newly approved one-shot vaccine — 5,000 of which were allocated to the Southcoast Health clinics in...
Fees waived for temporary outdoor dining licenses
After a rough year for the hospitality industry, Dartmouth restaurants are getting a break on fees for temporary outdoor seating. At a March 8 meeting, the Select Board voted to waive the $25 license fee for any town restaurants that wish to take...
Proposed dog license fee increase to go to Town Meeting
Owning a dog in Dartmouth may cost a little bit more next year, after the Select Board approved a proposed Town Meeting article that would raise dog licensing fees by $3 for spayed or neutered animals. If ratified by Town Meeting, fees would...
UMass Dartmouth to return all students to campus for fall 2021
UMass Dartmouth officials have announced plans to fully reopen the university to in-person lessons for the fall 2021 semester. “This is not a decision that was made lightly,” stated Interim Chancellor Dr. Mark Fuller in a letter to faculty and staff...
New cases, county vaccinations remain low
Coronavarius numbers continue to remain low in Dartmouth as the vaccination process goes on. This week, the Board of Health reported 47 new instances of the viral illness — the first time the town has been below 50 new cases since October. According...
Officials speak out on teacher vaccinations
Dartmouth’s teachers will soon be eligible for vaccination. On Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that teachers, early educators and school staff members will begin signing up for Covid vaccine appointments beginning March 11. “It’s about time...
Here’s who’s running in next month’s town election
The annual town election is a little over a month away — and a few of the contests are looking to be contentious this year. Former town employee Jane (Kirby) Pansire will take on Kevin Estes for a seat on the Planning Board that will be vacated by...
School officials propose $47 million budget for next year
At a March 1 School Committee meeting, School Business Administrator James Kiely unveiled a $47.3 million budget proposal for next fiscal year. The $47,338,665 figure represents a 3.8% increase from the budget for fiscal year 2021. Three quarters of...
Low vaccination acceptance at Faunce Corner jail
Despite being a Phase 1 group, a majority of inmates and staff at the Bristol County House of Correction have yet to accept their first shots of the Covid vaccine, according to state data . Since the sheriff’s office began administering doses of the...
Pre-K, Kindergarten students to start back in school full time on March 22
Dartmouth’s elementary school students will be coming back to school full time, with the youngest starting first on March 22. The School Committee approved the tentative schedule with staggered starts for different grades at a March 1 meeting. Pre-K...
Zoning Board talks sewer, closes 'Dartmouth Woods II' hearing
Nearly $1 million will be needed for sewage work for the proposed 288-unit affordable apartment complex near the intersection of Reed Rd. and State Rd. — half of which will be funded by the town, according to town officials. At a Zoning Board of...
Pathways Committee seeking new members
Dartmouth’s Pathways Committee is still looking for new members! The Pathways Committee’s mission is to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and safety in the town of Dartmouth, and to support the regional effort to link up pathways across...
Town-run vaccine clinic winds down with penultimate operation
Good humor and masked smiles filled the Dartmouth High School gym as more than 1,000 people received second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at the second to last town-run clinic on Feb. 27. The atmosphere was congenial as patients trickled in...
Bristol County last in the state for vaccination as town cases continue decline
This article has been updated to include comments from Public Health Director Christopher Michaud.
Although the number of Covid-19 cases in Dartmouth continues to decline, Bristol County is lagging behind the rest of Massachusetts in...
‘Miracle’ puppy saved after choking scare
This article has been updated to include comments from Dr. Kate Pietsch of Anchor Animal hospital. It has also been updated with the news that Dak is now back at home and doing well.
Picture this: You go back into your home after...
Curative clinic opens at former Circuit City
Once the center of consumer electronics, the old Circuit City is now the South Coast’s center of mass vaccinations. Just on the edge of the Dartmouth Towne Center, the state’s newest mass vaccination clinic officially began inoculations on Feb. 24...
Teens create bird boxes for Allens Pond
While many teens might have spent their February vacation getting some rest from academics, a handful of students from around the South Coast spent their time creating homes for the birds at Allens Pond. “It was a good mix,” Allens Pond Naturalist...
After controversial move to pull local vaccines, mass clinic set to start
As one of the state’s mass vaccination clinics gets set to roll out at the former Circuit City in Dartmouth on Feb. 24, local and state officials are questioning Gov. Charlie Baker’s methods — particularly after first vaccine doses were pulled from...
Select Board approves group to implement harbor plan
Dartmouth’s harbor management plan may soon start seeing results, after the Select Board approved a committee to enact the plan at a Feb. 22 meeting. The plan was created over the course of two years and details hundreds of goals on more than a...
Southcoast Health vaccine clinics to resume Feb. 24
Southcoast Health’s vaccine clinics — operated at the Gleason Family YMCA in Wareham, the Vanity Fair outlet in Dartmouth, and in Fall River — will resume vaccinating patients from across the region on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The clinics opened on Feb...
No hate in Dartmouth as Select Board approves policy task force
Dartmouth may become a “no hate” community after the Select Board voted to create a task force to explore the issue at a Feb. 22 meeting. Former Executive Administrator Mike Gagne proposed the idea to the board at the meeting, noting that 24 cities...
Library to reopen March 8
The Dartmouth Public Library is planning to reopen for patrons starting March 8, according to officials speaking at a Feb. 22 Select Board meeting. Patrons will likely have to book appointments to enter, with limits on the number of people —...
Girl Scout adapts cookie sales for pandemic
Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. While members of Dartmouth’s Brownie Troop 67087 would normally hold group sales outside of stores like Walmart or bring their boxes door-to-door, the pandemic has made it so the scouts have to think of new sales...
Dartmouth back in the yellow as new cases continue downward trend
A previous version of this story listed the new report as 77 new cases, the data is 70.
For the first time in three months, new Covid cases in town are back in the double digits. This week, the Board of Health reported 70 new cases — down...
North Dartmouth library leak to be fixed
The leakage at the North Dartmouth Library will soon be plugged — starting as early as next week. On Feb. 18, the Library Building Committee unanimously approved an $8,770 proposal to fix the leaks along the building’s north wall after more than a...
VFW announces essay contest winners
Dartmouth’s Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter has announced its winners for its “Voice of Democracy” and “Patriots Pen” essay competition. This year’s high school essay “Voice of Democracy winner” is Maxwell Orlachio — Jennifer Scott was the runner...
Applicants sought for Finance Committee
Interested in serving on the Dartmouth Finance Committee? Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the board. The available seat would fill the remainder of committee member Louis Garabaldi’s term ending in June 2022. The nine-member...
Parking ban issued ahead of Thursday snowfall
The Department of Public Works has announced a parking ban in effect from 6 p.m. on Thursday through 12 a.m. Saturday due to expected snowfall from a winter storm. No parking will be allowed on the hydrant side of streets. If there is no hydrant,...
State suspends distribution of first vaccine doses to town-run clinic
The town-run vaccination clinic at the Dartmouth High School is no longer eligible to give out first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a Feb. 17 announcement from the Board of Health. Starting March 1, the commonwealth will no longer be...
Free electric vehicle charging at the North Dartmouth library branch
Got an electric vehicle? Now you can charge it for free at the North Dartmouth library branch, which has a new charging station with two hookups for electric vehicles. The Board of Library Trustees agreed to extend the fee-free charging for the next...
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...
Parks board prepares for summer programs
Snow storms may be on the horizon, but the Parks and Recreation Department is already looking ahead to the summer. At a Feb. 16 board meeting, department director Tim Lancaster said that everything “is ready to go,” noting that with more parents...
Full plates to go at Dartmouth YMCA
Nearly one in eight people in Eastern Massachusetts could become food insecure due to the pandemic, according to the Greater Boston Food Bank — so the Dartmouth YMCA is doing what it can to help. For the past four months, YMCA Southcoast teamed up...
Teen constructs new drainage system for environmental nonprofit
When faced with a puddle, Dartmouth resident Colin Spell didn’t just put on some rainboots. He went to work. The 14-year-old Eagle Scout candidate put in a new drainage system at the Lloyd Center for the Environment last November for his final scout...
New Covid-19 cases continue to decline
The number of Covid-19 cases in Dartmouth is continuing a recent downward trend, as the Board of Health reported 110 new instances of the viral illness this week — down 63% from the 300 cases reported at the height of the post-holiday surge in...
VF Outlet vaccine clinic suspends first dose bookings
Dartmouth ’s Southcoast Health vaccination clinic at the VF Outlet will no longer be booking appointments for first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a Feb. 12 release from the healthcare system to its patients. The Faunce Corner Road...
Green thumbs: Residents turn out for gardening talk
There may be snow on the ground, but Dartmouth is already getting set for planting season. Nearly 100 people turned out to learn about raised bed gardening during a virtual presentation hosted by the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries on Feb. 11...
Dartmouth Circuit City to be mass vaccine site
Dartmouth will be hosting one of Massachusetts’ mass Covid-19 vaccination sites before the end of the month, according to a Feb. 10 press release from the Baker-Polito administration. On Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the old Circuit...
Snowboating: RC sailboat races make for socially distanced fun
While it may be a few months before sailing season, a group of Dartmouth residents have found that winter boating can be done — at least on a much smaller scale. For the past 15 years, the Dartmouth fleet of the American Model Yachting Association...
Library leak: Issues ongoing at North Dartmouth branch
Water is still seeping into the basement of the beleaguered North Dartmouth library branch, according to officials. The newly built $10.5 million library was beset by a variety of construction issues leading up to its delayed opening last January ,...
State to build sidewalks along deadly stretch of Route 6
Walking along State Road may be about to get a whole lot safer. At the Feb. 9 Conservation Commission meeting, an engineer working with the state’s transportation department unveiled plans to build sidewalks on a deadly stretch of Route 6. The new...
Southcoast Health vaccination site up and running in Dartmouth
Jeans may no longer be for sale at the old VF Outlet on Faunce Corner Road, but patrons are once again flocking to the building. Instead of deals on clothes, those inside got a different bargain: a free vaccine. On Feb. 9, Southcoast Health began...
Library officials reveal reopening plans
After closing its doors to the public nearly a year ago due to Covid, Dartmouth’s public library may reopen both branches by the end of the month, according to Director of Libraries Lynne Antunes. Although a date has yet to be set, Antunes announced...
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