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Buzzards Bay Coalition fund-raiser pedals through Dartmouth
More than 400 cyclists pedaled across the region Oct. 3 to show their support for clean water during the 15th annual Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Watershed Ride, a scenic bicycling tour that pedaled through Dartmouth as it stretched from Little Compton...
Town officials reject Bliss Corner cleanup responsibility
Dartmouth officials told federal and state environmental agencies last week that the town should not be responsible for the cost of cleaning up PCBs and other toxic chemicals found in a Bliss Corner neighborhood. Meanwhile Bliss Corner residents are...
Volunteers strive to make diamond-backed terrapin population shine
With slow, steady determination, volunteers at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary are making strides to bolster the population of northern diamond-backed terrapins, a salt marsh turtle listed as a threatened species in the state. Equipped with...
'She’s the queen of the fleet:' Dartmouth sailor bids farewell to beloved schooner
After more than 15 years along the docks of Padanaram Harbor, a mainstay of the South Dartmouth waters has sailed from its mooring for the last time. Dartmouth resident and sailor Bill Greene, 88, last week bid a final farewell to his beloved wooden...
Man pleads guilty to assaulting fellow inmate, drug charges
A 27-year-old narcotics trafficker with a history of violence, who also assaulted a fellow inmate in the Bristol County House of Corrections, was sentenced to serve five to seven years in state prison last Friday, Bristol County District Attorney...
Historian takes audience on journey through history of roads
Roadways were constructed in early Dartmouth for reasons similar to those that inspire today’s construction projects: To get from Point A to Point B. But who cared for them and why they were constructed reflected a different time period. “Roads got...
Talk planned on wonders of Galapagos
The Paskamansett Bird Club is hosting a presentation by Stephanie Ellis titled “Galápagos - The Untouched Lands” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Smith Neck Friends Meetinghouse, 594 Smith Neck Road. Ellis, executive director of Wild Care, will...
Dartmouth sees slight decline in new Covid cases
Dartmouth saw a slight decline in new Covid-19 cases this week, but transmission still remains high. The state’s Department of Public health confirmed 153 cases in Dartmouth over the past two weeks — down from the 182 in the state’s previous weekly...
Birthday party has them dancing in the parking lot
Wearing brightly colored hats, broad smiles and in some cases, dancing shoes, they enjoyed a celebration nearly two years in the making. A tailgate birthday bash was held at the Dartmouth Senior Center Sept. 30 to make up for all the birthday...
Law student receives scholarship from Hispanic police officers
Judith Patricia Cruz Caballero, a 2022 candidate for a law degree at Umass Law School, has received the Hispanic Police Officers of New Bedford Law Scholarship. The need-based scholarship is presented to UMass Law students of Hispanic or Latino...
Register for veterans luncheon
The Dartmouth Friends of the Elderly and State Rep. Chris Markey will sponsor Veteran’s Day luncheon at Rachael’s Lakeside, 950 State Road. The lunch will be held on Nov. 5 at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. To make a reservation,...
Residents walk to end Alzheimer's
A group of more than 40 residents took to the streets of South Dartmouth this past Saturday in order to promote awareness and break the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer's, along with raising funds to find a cure to the disease. Margaret Law, who led...
Students build skills while rebuilding memorial gazebo
Students from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School are putting their tools of the trade to practical use for a solemn purpose. Members of the senior carpentry class are constructing a new roof with red cedar shingles for the...
Libraries to open Saturdays
Both town libraries will be open Saturdays starting Oct. 16. Both Southworth Library and the North Branch Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Southworth Library will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and...
West Nile Virus detected in Dartmouth mosquitoes
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Dartmouth for the first time this year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported Tuesday, Sept. 28. The mosquitos carrying the virus were collected in the northeast section...
Dartmouth woman pleads guilty to rape of pre-teen girl
A 30-year-old Dartmouth woman was sentenced to serve up to 12 years in state prison after being convicted last week of repeatedly raping a pre-teen girl, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III reported. Kayla Baumgardner pleaded guilty...
Cyclists ride for Sharing the Harvest
A group of 12 riders drove just over 20 miles to raise money for the Sharing the Harvest Community Farm, a Dartmouth-based nonprofit, volunteer-driven farm that works to alleviate hunger. The ride, which took place Sept. 18, brought riders from...
School Committee members seek clarity on cancellations
School Committee chair Dr. Shannon Jenkins encouraged administrators at the Sept. 27 meeting to “think outside the box’’ if necessary to ensure that students can participate in as many traditional activities as possible despite the challenges of...
Virtual Town Meeting date, warrant set
It’s official, Fall Town Meeting will once again be held remotely. The Select Board Monday voted unanimously that the annual meeting set for Oct. 19 be held on Zoom. The warrant will include 11 articles including the approval of body cameras for the...
Tunes amid the trees at the Lloyd Center
Beethoven and banjos and sheet music blowing in the wind. On Sunday, “Music in the Woods” at the Lloyd Center for the Environment had it all. The outdoor concert with four groups of musicians positioned along the Lloyd Center’s trails was a...
UPDATE: Police find sailboat owner safe after boat runs aground
Dartmouth Police have found the owner of a sailboat that went aground off Mishaum Point on Sept. 26. Police confirmed at 11:58 p.m. Sunday that the owner was successfully and safely located. The sailboat was found unoccupied on shore Sunday evening...
Alpaca weekend packed with fun for visitors
Alpacas drew a crowd this weekend at Hill Crest Alpacas, one of five alpaca farms that welcomed visitors Sept. 25 and 26 to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days. More than 100 people visited Saturday before the rain set in late afternoon, said David...
Stang building turf field of dreams
“Game on.’’ That’s both the name of the ongoing stadium renovation project at Bishop Stang High School and the words Spartan sports fan can expect to hear more often as a result of the effort. Installing artificial turf to replace grass is a major...
Health officials urge vaccinations as new cases increase
Transmission of Covid-19 continues to rise in Dartmouth as town officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated. In its latest report, the state’s Department of Public health confirmed 182 cases in town over the past two weeks — the highest...
New chapter is written as book sale returns to Southworth
The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries have turned a page with the return of their popular book sale after a two-year absence. The sale had been canceled because of Covid three previous times _ in April 2020, October 2020 and April 2021 _ before...
‘I’ve never seen them that big, or that color,’ resident says of odd mushroom
Eleanor Mello is no stranger to mushrooms. She routinely walks around her Sol E Mar Lane neighborhood, picking them so that local dogs don’t ingest them and possibly become ill. She worries less about the squirrels that might feast on them. “They...
Nature-inspired art to be featured at autumn garden show
A range of art, including papier-mache toads, walking sticks and hand-blown vases, will be available at the autumn show in the garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Doves Foot Pottery, 219 Horseneck Road. Visitors can walk through the...
Talk scheduled on history of town roads
History raconteur Richard W. Gifford will discuss “Highways of Old Dartmouth” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Russells Mills Village Schoolhouse, 1205 Russells Mills Road, headquarters of the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society. The talk is...
EPA recommends action after toxic chemicals found at five Bliss Corner homes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is urging cleanup of Dartmouth’s Bliss Corner neighborhood after identifying dangerously high levels of contaminants in soil surrounding five homes. The chemicals in the neighborhood’s soil have been the...
Plein art event is Sept. 25
The public is invited to watch painters at work at the third annual Wet Paint Padanaram Plein Air on Saturday, Sept. 25 sponsored by the Dartmouth Cultural Council. This year more than 35 artists will paint throughout Padanaram Village at designated...
Book by UMass Dartmouth historians explores sea routes used by escaped slaves
When one thinks about the Underground Railroad, what typically comes to mind is the overland routes escaped slaves took from the antebellum South to find their freedom in the North. While that was common early on, Timothy Walker, a professor of...
Golfer makes hole in one only two years into playing
Some golfers spend a lifetime on the links without making a hole in one. Then there’s Andre Capataz. He only started golfing two years ago at the age of 13, but on Sunday, Sept. 12, while playing with a friend at the Allendale Country Club, the 15-...
In wake of pandemic, MCAS scores drop in Dartmouth, state
In a trend that mirrors districts across the state, Dartmouth’s 2021 MCAS standardized testing results dropped from previous years, which education officials attribute to learning loss during the pandemic. “Our growth appears to be hovering in the...
Paper shredding day scheduled Oct. 2
A fall paper shredding day, held in partnership with the Town of Dartmouth, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the shred truck is full) Saturday, Oct. 2 at New Bedford High School, 230 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford at the Parker Street...
Lloyd Center bird walks explore beauty of autumn
Autumn bird activity will be showcased at two fall walks led by research associate Jamie Bogart at Lloyd Center for the Environment, 430 Potomska Road. During the first fall bird walk, to be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, visitors may...
Contract awarded for Memorial Stadium storage building
School Committee members last week awarded a $1,675,000 contract to JJ Cardosi of Riverside, R.I. to construct the storage building at Memorial Stadium, part of the ongoing process to upgrade the facility. The figure is “a little bit higher than we...
Saturday car shows raise money for veterans
Classic cars will be displayed from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays through mid-October at John George Ice Cream, 291 Slocum Road. The car shows recently changed their date to Saturdays from Tuesday evenings because of earlier sunsets, said Vic Rodrigues,...
Beloved animal doctor honored with reflections, pet blessings
For 22 years, the late Dr. Nicole Rickard worked with passion to ensure pets stopping by the Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital had the best care possible. “Nobody, no matter their situation, was not worth caring about,” her colleague Dr. Jean Pitcairn...
Motorcyclist seriously injured after crash on Hathaway Road
A Brockton motorcyclist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a crash on Hathaway Road late Saturday night. Dartmouth police said officers, along with other emergency personnel, responded to the area after reports of a motorcycle...
Bike collection helps get wheels turning toward better lives
Dozens of used bicycles, in a variety of sizes and conditions, filled the South Dartmouth Congregational Church parking lot Saturday. They would soon find new, potentially life-changing uses. The church’s outreach committee hosted the collection in...
Nearly 50 test positive for Covid in first weeks of new school year
Just a few weeks into the new academic year, Covid-19 cases have already started to pop up in Dartmouth’s schools. According to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bonny Gifford, the district has had 47 positive cases reported since classes began on Sept...
Officials furious as leaks continue at North Dartmouth library
Water is still leaking into the basement of the North Dartmouth library branch and town officials forcefully expressed their outrage, sometimes in language laced with expletives, at the situation. Officials confirmed the leaks at a Sept. 15 Library...
Conservation Commission seeks members
There is an opening on the Conservation Commission, town officials have reported. Anyone interested in being on the Dartmouth Conservation Committee should send a letter of interest and qualifications via email to email@example.com or...
Alpaca farmers hope public will run to events Sept. 25, 26
Five area alpaca farms, including Hill Crest Alpacas at 338 Old Fall River Road, will open their doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26 to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days with a twist that poker...
Bayada to pay $17 million to settle kickback allegations
Bayada, a national home health care company with a location at 368 Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth, has agreed to pay $17 million to settle allegations the business made illegal kickbacks to receive patient referrals and subsequent Medicare payments...
Cyclists show mettle as they pedal for bikeway
Riding under sunny skies and facing strong winds, 111 cyclists pedaled through Dartmouth Sunday, Sept. 12 during the fourth annual Pedal for the Path to help raise funds to complete the South Coast Bikeway. The ride began at the New Bedford YMCA...
Police body cams on the docket for Fall Town Meeting
Fall Town Meeting members will likely cast their votes from home again. Proposed warrant articles include the approval of body cameras for the police department, additions to dias landing, and pay increases for town lifeguards. Citing rising Covid...
ALDI to open Sept. 23 with grand opening ceremony
ALDI will open its newest location in Dartmouth at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. The grocery store, located at the Dartmouth Mall, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8...
Masks to be required for outside groups in schools
Outside groups using Dartmouth schools will be required to wear masks while in the building, School Committee members agreed at their Sept. 13 meeting, saying visitors should follow the same rule as students and staff. “We have to protect our staff...
Nut products to be banned at middle school
Nut products will be prohibited at the Dartmouth Middle School due to concerns that eating at desks rather than in the cafeteria could increase the risk of exposure, School Committee members said at their Sept. 13 meeting. Although students clean...
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