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New committee to find space for Padanaram parking lot
A new committee may help alleviate parking issues in Padanaram after the Select Board appointed six people to the Village Parking Committee at a meeting on Feb. 8. The committee members are tasked with exploring options for space to put a parking...
Planning Board greenlights marijuana dispensary
Much like Cheech and Chong, Dartmouth could soon be ‘up in smoke’ after the Planning Board greenlit a proposed recreational marijuana dispensary for Faunce Corner Road at a Feb. 8 meeting. The board voted unanimously to grant a special permit to...
Select Board issues 72-hour shutdown warning for unlicensed restaurants
Several Dartmouth restaurants operating without a license will be sent cease and desist letters giving them a 72-hour shutdown warning after the Select Board voted to take action against the businesses at a meeting on Feb. 8. A dozen establishments...
Dartmouth sees slight uptick in Covid cases
New Covid cases are once again on the rise in Dartmouth, according to the latest numbers from the town’s Board of Health. For the week of Feb. 5, the town reported 164 new cases — up from the 123 the week before, but still 54% lower than the record...
Vaccinations underway at Dartmouth High
Three pointers aren’t the only shots being taken inside the Dartmouth High gym these days. As of Feb. 6, vaccinations for those 75 and older — along with remaining Phase 1 patient groups — are officially underway in Dartmouth after the Commonwealth...
Sheriff’s office graduates three canine officers
The Bristol County Sheriff's Office graduated three new canine officers trained in firearm detection, the office announced Friday. The department held a graduation ceremony for the new officers — sheriff’s deputy Ryan Isherwood and partner Xiro,...
Parking ban issued ahead of winter storm
The Dartmouth Department of Public Works has announced a parking ban in effect from 8 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 through noon on Monday, Feb. 8 due to expected snowfall from a winter storm. No parking will be allowed on the hydrant side of streets. If...
Land trust volunteers work to fight climate change at Allens Pond
Just a few years ago, salt marsh plants like smooth cordgrass would be all over the waterline along the low marsh. Now, most of that native habitat is bare and salt marsh flora is being spotted closer and closer to the high marsh of Ocean View Farm...
Have a heart: Organization goes green to raise funds for food distribution
Dartmouth residents may start seeing some green among the snow. To combat food insecurity in the area amid the pandemic, mutual aid group Dartmouth United Outreach is selling lawn signs containing a green heart with a simple message for these times...
Town vaccination clinic to start Saturday
The Covid-19 vaccination clinic run by the Dartmouth Board of Health will start giving doses of the vaccine to all those currently eligible on Saturday, Feb. 6 — but according to the town’s vaccination webpage , the clinic is already fully booked...
Few contested races for this year's town election
Town election season is once again upon us — and a couple of races are already looking to be contentious for the town’s annual election for April 6. Interim Town Clerk Sarah Arruda has taken out papers to keep her position at Town Hall and will face...
Southcoast Health to set up vaccine clinic at VF Outlet
The number of vaccine doses to be given out by Southcoast Health at its three sites next week has been updated from 2,500 to 2,700.
Dartmouth will be getting another Covid-19 vaccination site, as Southcoast Health announced on Feb. 2 it...
Dartmouth High hockey team makes big donation for injured Bishop Feehan player
The hockey community always helps one of their own. Following the injury of Bishop Feehan senior AJ Quetta, the Dartmouth High hockey team recently donated $1,680 toward the center’s medical expenses. According to Dartmouth Head Coach Mike Cappello...
On-street parking ban Monday as winter storm looms
The Dartmouth Department of Public Works has announced a parking ban in effect from noon on Monday, Feb. 1 through noon on Tuesday, Feb. 2 due to expected snowfall from a winter storm. No parking will be allowed on the hydrant side of streets. If...
GameStop gambit: UMass Dartmouth finance professor weighs in
What is happening on Wall Street, and what does it mean for the economy?
wrote to UMass Dartmouth Finance Professor Duong Nguyen to find out.
The following guest column has been edited for length and clarity....
Covid cases continue downward trend, vaccine clinic coming
Dartmouth’s Board of Health will begin giving the Covid-19 vaccine to elderly residents starting next week as the town’s case numbers continue a recent downward trend. An appointment-only vaccine clinic will be set up at Dartmouth High School to...
Here’s what Dartmouth residents hope to do about climate change
Wetland protection and restoration. Clean energy and electric vehicles. More biking and pedestrian paths. Walkable village centers. More natural greenspace and fewer lawns. These are some of the climate change mitigation strategies set out by...
Meet Augie: Dartmouth High's new therapy dog
There’s a new staff member patrolling the halls of Dartmouth High. While he might be a bit young — and have four legs and a tail — Augie the therapy dog is already making quite the impression with his fellow coworkers. “Who doesn’t love a puppy?...
UMass Dartmouth Covid testing center awarded for excellence in public service
Two of UMass Dartmouth’s own have been selected as the winners of the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service, the school announced Friday. On Jan. 28, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts virtually honored the school’s...
Found father: Dartmouth resident unites with long-lost dad
It was a family reunion 42 years in the making for Dartmouth resident Jason Campbell. Raised by his mom in a single-parent household, Campbell never met his father, although he always wondered who he was. With nothing but a name to go on, the Fall...
Dartmouth High to become vaccination clinic site
The Dartmouth High School gym will become a Covid-19 vaccination clinic site starting next week, according to a Jan. 26 statement from the Dartmouth Police Department citing information from the town’s Board of Health. Only those who are eligible...
Soon-to-be Jersey cow: Missing heifer finally captured
After nearly eight months on the lam in the woods of Dartmouth, a loose Westport cow has finally been recaptured and will soon be off to an animal sanctuary. “Our cow saga is done,” Animal Control Officer Sandra Gosselin laughed. “Hopefully that’s...
Unlicensed Dartmouth restaurants may be shut down
This article was updated on Jan. 26 to include comments from restaurant owners and again on Jan. 27 to include comments from Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes.
Officials are warning Dartmouth restaurants: Get your license, or you’ll be...
New proposal for Burgo’s indoor basketball facility
Burgo Basketball Association may still build an indoor recreation center in Dartmouth, despite previous plans for a facility falling through at Fall Town Meeting last year. An indoor facility may be built at the non-profit association’s 101 Slocum...
DHS may see Covid vaccine clinic, School Choice program to continue
The Dartmouth High School gym could become a Covid-19 inoculation station, as the town looks to establish clinics for phase two of the state’s vaccine distribution plan set to start in February. At a Jan. 25 School Committee meeting, Superintendent...
Pathways Committee seeks new members
Dartmouth’s Pathways Committee is 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 the...
New cases slow amid winter surge
Following the post-holiday surge, new cases are continuing to decrease in Dartmouth. In the week ending Jan. 22, the town’s Board of Health reported 155 new cases — down from the 267 the week before. State data as of Jan. 21 shows Dartmouth as...
Life during wartime: Sippican Historical Society hosts talk on WWI fashion
MARION — A big misconception about early 1900s women’s fashion that has always bothered Abigail Field, a UMass Dartmouth history graduate and Marion Antiques employee, is that corsets were uncomfortable and had boning inside of them. Even in the...
Skull found on Little Beach ‘probably’ male
A human skull found on Little Beach near the Westport border earlier this month is probably male, although its age is unknown, according to the state’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. Dartmouth Police confirmed last week that a beachcomber at the...
South Coast Democrats celebrate Biden inauguration
While midwinter Wednesdays aren’t typically celebratory, on Jan. 20 Dartmouth residents joined a small gathering of South Coast Democrats at the corner of Routes 6 and 140 to commemorate Joe Biden’s inauguration day. During the rally, around 15...
Sticker shock: Beach prices could rise as officials explore options for financial year ahead
Summer may seem like a long way off, but policymakers are already thinking about the season ahead — and an increase in beach sticker prices from $35 to $40 could be on the table. Officials from the Parks and Recreation Board discussed the potential...
Proposed changes for long-vacant State Road lot near Walmart
An overgrown patch of thicket next to Walmart on State Road may be getting a facelift in the near future, as Rhode Island retailer and property owner Ann and Hope plans to work on the site to sell it for commercial development. Plans to fill in and...
Injured piglet gets another 'chance'
Thanks to the efforts of one Dartmouth animal sanctuary, an injured piglet named Chance has another shot at life. According to Don’t Forget Us, Pet Us sanctuary owner Deb Devlin, the baby feeder pig’s mom likely sat on him when he was just a couple...
Covid cases decrease, but record surge continues
The results of the Covid holiday surge are still being felt in Dartmouth as the town reported 267 new cases in the week ending Jan. 15, down from a record-breaking 300 the week before. Although down slightly, cases are still up 30% compared to the...
Colonial dealerships asked staff to work without pay while on benefits, AG finds
This article was updated to include the number of cars sold by furloughed employees in Dartmouth and at each Dartmouth Colonial dealership, as stated by the AG’s Office.
Colonial car dealerships across the commonwealth — including three in...
Cottages staff and residents celebrate first vaccinations
It’s inoculation season in Dartmouth. A week after doses were administered at Brandon Woods , the Cottages at Dartmouth Village took its first shots toward normalcy after staff and residents received their vaccines on Jan 13. Leonard Quintin, 76,...
High school students to learn remotely until Feb. 1
Dartmouth High schoolers will remain in remote learning until Feb. 1 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a Jan. 13 announcement from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bonny Gifford. According to the announcement, Dartmouth public...
For the birds: Hawk talk from local birding expert
Dartmouth’s Paskamansett Bird Club kicked off 2021 with a well-attended virtual presentation all about some of our most popular predators: hawks. Over 40 residents and friends signed in to Zoom for two hours on Jan. 13 to hear Woods Hole naturalist...
School Committee approves $15 million five-year capital plan
On Jan. 11 the School Committee unanimously approved a $15 million capital improvement plan for infrastructure upgrades at the Dartmouth Public School district over the next five fiscal years. The full five-year plan includes some big-ticket items...
Vaccination underway for first responders
Dartmouth’s first responders have started receiving the Covid-19 vaccine this week at a clinic set up for the purpose at UMass Dartmouth. According to Public Health Director Chris Michaud, the operation has started off “quickly and smoothly” and...
Dog days of fundraising: Advisory group looking to expand dog park
This fundraiser’s for the dogs — literally. Dartmouth Dog Advisory Working Group, or DDAWG, is holding a month-long calendar raffle fundraiser this January to contribute towards its ultimate goal: a permanent dog park. Organizers have been trying...
UMass Dartmouth Interim Chancellor appointed
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is getting an interim chancellor next week after UMass Amherst Vice Chancellor for Advancement Mark Fuller was named to the position on Jan. 12. A press release from the UMass system announcing Fuller’s...
Surging cases may further delay return to school
School Committee members may consider keeping Dartmouth High School students in remote education through the end of January after discussing an idea to stagger students’ return at a meeting on Jan. 11. Officials extended a weeklong delay in the...
Greener pastures in South Dartmouth
More green space will be preserved in Dartmouth after the Select Board extended protections on land surrounding Dike Creek at a meeting on Jan. 11. The board voted to extend a conservation restriction on 21 acres of land adjacent to Bakerville Road’...
Select Board approves new building commissioner
This story was updated to include background information on Joe Braga
. At a Jan. 11 Select Board meeting, Joe Braga was officially certified to oversee the town’s building department after previous commissioner David Riquinha resigned...
Suspected human skull found on Dartmouth beach
On Jan. 3, a beachcomber on one Dartmouth beach found something unexpected among the shells and polished stones: A fragment of what appeared to be a human skull, according to a release from the Dartmouth Police Department. The release stated that...
Sports on week-long pause due to spiking Covid cases
Dartmouth High School sports are on pause this week due to skyrocketing Covid cases in town, according to a Jan. 11 release from Athletic Director Andrew Crisafulli. Crisafulli postponed all in-person athletic activities until Jan. 19 after the town...
Land trust celebrates 50 years of conservation
A town icon has just reached a new milestone: The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust is celebrating 50 years of working to preserve land all across the town. To celebrate its birthday, the DNRT is hosting socially distanced hikes as part of its 2021...
Covid cases hit all-time high amid winter surge
Covid is once again skyrocketing in Dartmouth, as the town reported a record 300 new cases on Jan. 8. Cases are up 45% compared to last week as the winter surge continues. The town hasn’t seen weekly case numbers under three digits since mid-...
Spark a community project with a mini-grant
Do you have an idea for a project that will improve your neighborhood, school or community? The United Way of Greater New Bedford is looking for all-volunteer groups to submit innovative, community projects that will bring people together while...
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