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Restaurants open for outdoor dining
Restaurants are starting to feel like restaurants again, at least from the outside. Across Dartmouth, many local eateries opened to welcome mask-wearing patrons back to their outdoor spaces with slight modifications to allow social distancing as...
Fire District No. 2 holds socially distanced meeting
Voters from Dartmouth Fire District 2 approved all 10 requests from the district leadership at its annual meeting June 8 , all while maintaining a six foot distance from each other. The group of 16 residents agreed to the $812,390 budget , which...
Restaurants need approval before reopening, Select Board says
As restaurants around Dartmouth start reopening for outdoor dining this week, business owners and town officials are scrambling to hammer out the details. At a virtual meeting on June 8, the Select Board approved a new application for restaurants to...
Class of 2020 holds virtual graduation
On what would have been their graduation day, Sunday, June 7, Dartmouth High seniors celebrated the first virtual graduation with a video compilation of students walking across stage to receive their diplomas. The traditional met the high-tech in a...
Dartmouth High sends off seniors in first-ever graduation parade
Colors, klaxons, and creativity replaced the usual pomp and circumstance at this year’s celebration of the Dartmouth High School Class of 2020 as the graduating seniors rolled out in the first-ever graduation day parade. Each student decorated their...
Dartmouth marches for Black Lives Matter
As protests against police brutality and racism continue around the world, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Dartmouth on June 6 to march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The crowd of mostly younger residents met in...
Hundreds turn out for Black Lives Matter protests
Hundreds of Dartmouth residents turned out for a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday afternoon near the Dartmouth Mall on Route 6 after the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody on May 25 sparked nearly two weeks of nationwide...
Autumn Glen has seen 14 Covid cases during pandemic
The Autumn Glen assisted living facility on Cross Road has had a total of fourteen staff and residents test positive for Covid-19 since the first two staff members came down with the virus in late April. Dartmouth’s assisted living facilities and...
Dartmouth cocaine smuggler sentenced to six years
A Dartmouth woman was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday for smuggling cocaine after a U.S. District Court judge found her to have helped distribute more than 44 kg of the drug. Cristina Lopez, 45, pleaded guilty last October in connection...
Town Covid cases rise to 371
Coronavirus cases in Dartmouth keep climbing as the town has seen 371 confirmed cases of the virus and 34 Covid-related deaths as of June 5 , according to the town’s Board of Health. A breakdown of the numbers shows that nearly 51 percent of the...
Thirteen more Covid cases at Dartmouth jail in the past week
Six Bristol County Sheriff's Office staff members and seven county inmates have tested positive for Covid-19 since May 28, according to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. The new cases bring the total to 40 staff members and 39 county inmates who...
Town official re-elected to regional development commission
At their virtual annual meeting on May 27, town Director of Development Deborah Melino-Wender was re-elected to the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District for another one year term. The commission, made up of four cities...
Businesses reopen to a brave new world
As the state gradually reopens, some Dartmouth businesses are slowly getting back on their feet. Governor Charlie Baker announced details for his four-phase reopening plan on May 18. Since then, businesses allowed to open in the first phase — which...
New equipment, refurbishments for fire districts
A new 4x4 truck and refurbishments to fire engines and towers are among the budget items up for vote at annual meetings for Fire Districts 1 and 2 this month. Registered voters may attend the meeting of their home district where they can weigh in on...
Virtual Town Meeting set for June 20
Dartmouth will be holding its annual Spring Town Meeting remotely via Zoom on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. — that is, if a new law allowing remote participation in representative town meetings is passed in the state legislature by then. The decision...
Bishop Stang postpones graduation to August 7
Bishop Stang High School has decided to forego a virtual graduation in favor of an in-person outdoors ceremony later this summer. The private Catholic school on Slocum Road postponed its May 27 commencement until August 7 in the hopes of holding a...
Big Value buzz: New coffee shop could come to town
More caffeine could be on the cards for Dartmouth residents, as a Starbucks or similar establishment may go up in the Big Value plaza off Dartmouth Street. New owner Donat Aubuchon, who bought the shopping plaza in February, has proposed...
Town to get over $3,000 in early voting costs reimbursed
The state government owes the town of Dartmouth over $3,000 for early voting expenses related to the 2020 presidential primary. Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump called on state officials last week to reimburse communities $727,169.37 for early...
Residents join peaceful protests
Dartmouth residents were among the dozens of protesters who took to the streets of New Bedford over the weekend to demonstrate against police brutality. On Sunday afternoon, protesters marched and chanted for justice and equality following the death...
Fresh air fitness: Parking lot workouts at CrossFit Dartmouth
Although CrossFit Dartmouth has been very quiet for the past two months, its parking lot is a different story. Gyms are not yet allowed to open in Massachusetts — but fitness centers can host outdoor classes with ten or fewer people and a six- to...
Local Residents Help Clean Lake Noquochoke
Over Memorial Day weekend, friends and neighbors of Lake Noquochoke in Dartmouth coordinated a clean-up of the lake. According to a release, the effort was spearheaded by local residents Dave and Joyce Sheridan, with the help of Lafrance Hospitality...
Fifteen more Covid cases this week at Dartmouth jail
Seven staff members and eight county inmates at the Bristol County House of Correction have tested positive for Covid-19 since May 21, according to a press release from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier this month, the Faunce Corner Road...
Brandon Woods Covid outbreak wanes, leaving 22 dead
Brandon Woods still has 10-30 cases of Covid-19 in the aftermath of an outbreak that left 22 residents dead, according to data released yesterday by the state. During the height of the outbreak in late April , the Bliss Corner nursing home saw...
Town Administrator may be leaving Dartmouth
Dartmouth’s Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes may be leaving just two years after taking the position, according to the Cape Cod Times. The newspaper reported that MacInnes is one of two finalists for a job as Wellfleet town administrator, replacing...
UMass Dartmouth scientists awarded grant for offshore wind growth study
UMass Dartmouth will be one of four institutions selected as part of a Southern New England pilot regional fisheries studies project worth $1.1 million, the school announced Tuesday. According to a release, scientists at UMass Dartmouth’s School for...
Fishermen tackle new bridge ban
Last week, a new daytime fishing ban took effect for those fishing off the Padanaram Bridge during the pandemic — and some fishermen and friends are getting crabby. Signs have been placed on the bridge to let people know that fishing is prohibited...
Sticker shock: Life's a beach
Tuesday marked the first day of sales for Dartmouth’s seasonal beach stickers — and it seemed like everyone in town came out to get one. As the socially distanced line stretched around the parking lot outside Town Hall, some eager beachgoers said...
UMass Dartmouth surge hospital to close
After admitting no patients, the Southcoast Health coronavirus surge hospital at UMass Dartmouth will soon be closed, according to a May 26 university press release. Built in partnership with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and located...
Town Covid cases break 300 with more than 30 deaths
As of May 22, Dartmouth has seen 306 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 31 Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the town’s Board of Health. Nearly 47 percent of the cases are in congregate living facilities, including...
Dartmouth holds somber, socially-distant Memorial Day ceremony
Wearing face masks and standing six feet apart, a handful of veterans and town officials gathered at the Elm Street Cemetery to celebrate Memorial Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic. As the annual parade was cancelled due to the pandemic, the town...
High school seniors speak out on virtual graduation
Thanks to coronavirus, Dartmouth High seniors are getting a graduation unlike any other — and despite their disappointment, many are starting to come around to the idea, according to class secretary Sabrina Pires. Earlier this month Principal Ross...
Dartmouth Youth Soccer teams up for food drive
The Dartmouth Youth Soccer Association had to suspend all of its activities during the pandemic — but that hasn’t stopped the organization from finding ways to bring the community together. In conjunction with Dartmouth United Outreach, the group...
Local libraries to begin curbside pickup in June
More than two months after closing to stop the spread of Covid-19, Dartmouth’s libraries will soon allow patrons to pick up physical books and reference materials again — at least from the parking lot. While Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan...
Eva's Garden and surrounding woodlands to gain permanent protection
Eva’s Garden will be permanently protected as a working farm and forest, expanding more than 1,000 acres of protected land in the Allen’s Pond area of Dartmouth, the Buzzards Bay Coalition announced Friday. The Coalition, in collaboration with the...
Outbreak continues at county jail with 25 more cases
Ten Bristol County Sheriff's Office staff members and 15 county inmates have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past nine days, according to a May 21 press release from the Sheriff’s Office. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases at the...
UMass biology professor goes viral after Covid blog post
UMass Dartmouth Associate Professor in biology Dr. Erin Bromage has gone viral after his blog post explaining how coronavirus spreads has been viewed more than 13 million times, with Bromage himself appearing on national news outlets CNN and NBC,...
ACLU sues Sheriff’s Office for information on violent incident
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is suing the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office for information about a violent incident that occurred at the office’s Fauce Corner Road immigration detention facility on May 1. According to an ACLU...
Anchors away for maritime center, bridge fishing reeled in
The maritime center in Padanaram will open for the season this weekend, while daytime fishing off the bridge and causeway will be prohibited during the pandemic. Signs have been placed on the bridge to let people know that fishing is not allowed...
Town to hold limited Memorial Day service
Memorial Day will be a little more somber this year, as the annual parade was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic — but Dartmouth will still pay tribute to the men and women who died in service to our country. The town will hold a short wreath...
Beach sticker sales start May 26
Beach stickers will go on sale Tuesday, May 26, according to a release from the town’s Parks and Recreation department. The sale of stickers had been delayed while the Board of Parks and Recreation decided how to implement state safety guidelines...
Businesses scramble to reopen safely after Governor’s announcement
Dartmouth businesses are still figuring out reopening plans as Governor Charlie Baker announced more detailed guidelines to reopen the state at a press conference on Monday. The guidelines are part of a four-phase plan to bring the state to an...
Summer’s back with socially distanced ice cream, boating, and beaches
As warm temperatures and sunny skies returned to Dartmouth over the weekend, residents hit the town to launch boats, eat ice cream, and enjoy the beach — while following social distancing guidelines. Many took proper pandemic precautions in order to...
First Covid case at Cedar Dell as town’s virus death toll climbs to 29
A staff member at Cedar Dell assisted living facility tested positive for coronavirus this week as the number of Covid-19 cases in Dartmouth hit 275 on May 15, with 29 deaths in town, according to a Board of Health press release. Just under half of...
Dartmouth could get $16.9 million from new stimulus bill
The town of Dartmouth stands to get $16.9 million in federal funding over the next two years if a new stimulus bill passes the Senate, according to a press release from Congressman Bill Keating. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency...
Middle School student puts tech skills to use for front line workers
Tyler Ferreira is no ordinary 13-year-old. For one thing, he has a 3D printer — which he assembled out of the box himself at the age of 12. For another, he has been using his newfound 3D printing skills to help the coronavirus effort by making mask...
Council on Aging provides seniors soup, sandwiches and socialization
Smiles, dancing and some much-needed socialization abounded as Dartmouth’s senior citizens drove through the Council on Aging’s parking lot to pick up lunch at its first outdoor “Grab and Go” event on May 15. Normally, the COA hosts a monthly soup...
Cannabis cultivation, police station demolition: A look at Town Meeting
As town officials prepare to finalize the June Town Meeting warrant — pending a decision on the date for the meeting, which was postponed due to coronavirus — v oters will decide on cannabis cultivation in the State Road business district,...
UMass Dartmouth holds virtual events
UMass Dartmouth is holding a virtual open house for prospective graduate students after last week’s virtual commencement celebration, which took place during what would have been the school’s graduation ceremony before the pandemic hit. The Charlton...
Rogers Street boat ramp under construction
The Dartmouth Department of Public Works will be doing some road work on the Rogers Street Boat Ramp from May 18 through June 26. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. DPW advises that no parking will be allowed in...
Outbreak at Dartmouth jail with 15 new cases this week
Eight inmates, six staff members, and one federal immigrations detainee at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week, according to a May 12 press release. There have now been 28 confirmed cases of...
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