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Planning for Dartmouth’s future at Spring Town Meeting
Town Meeting made its voice heard June 6, allocating $200,000 for legal counsel to represent the town in its ongoing issues over proposed septic upgrades, approving town and school budgets and creating regulations for donation bins. Among the 27...
Select Board welcomes new assistant town administrator
The newly hired assistant town administrator was introduced at the June 5 Select Board meeting. Chris Vitale, who was previously the assistant town manager in Leicester, was selected to fill the vacancy left by former Assistant Town Manager Cody...
A new chapter for Dartmouth libraries
Dartmouth Public Libraries has a new director, Dina St. Pierre. She hopes to build upon the already strong foundation of the libraries in town and take a page from previous directors' success, she says. The New Bedford native has used the Southworth...
Together the Dartmouth High School seniors graduated
Cheers from the Dartmouth High School Class of 2023 echoed through the gymnasium as they graduated together as “One Dartmouth” on Sunday, June 4. Dartmouth High School Principal Ryan Shea described the class as the “generation of determination” due...
Spring Town Meeting is just around the corner
Town Meeting members at the Dartmouth Spring Town Meeting will be asked to approve an overall budget of $99.7 million, add communications coordinator and a facilities supervisor positions and set regulations for donation bins, among other issues...
Public invited to meet new library director
The Dartmouth Library Trustees invites the public to two separate events to meet the new Library Director for the Dartmouth Public Libraries Dina St. Pierre. The welcome events will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday June 5 at North Branch Library,...
Wheely good time at Battleship Harley Davidson
Summer was in full vroom Thursday, May 25 as motorcyclists gathered for BikeNight at the Battleship Harley Davidson. The event, which also featured music by Be Kind Rewind, served as a chance for bikers to gather, said Tammy Foisy, a member of the...
A day to remember: Memorial Day Parade
Children lunged off the curbs of Elm Street grabbing lollipops that were tossed by veterans in convertibles rolling along in the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29. The festivities started on the Padanaram Bridge where the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Stang grads are everywhere
Bishop Stang High School’s saying “spartans are everywhere” was reaffirmed by the graduating class of 2023 who completed their high school careers on May 26. Students will go as far as Trinity College Dublin and University of Hawaii at Manoa and...
Sun sets on Sunrise Bakery
The sun has set on a local favorite. Sunrise Bakery in Dartmouth shut its doors for the final time Saturday May 27 at 4 p.m., leaving many regulars unsure where they will go. “It was a place to go, have coffee, talk with your friends,” said Raymond...
Four long-time volunteers honored by Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
The non-profit Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust honored four outstanding volunteers at its 52 nd Annual Meeting held at Friends Academy on Wednesday, May 17. Tally and John Garfield received the “Bill Pinney Conservation Leadership Award,” given to...
Septic frustrations at Select Board meeting
Select Board member Shawn McDonald was up in arms at the May 22 Select Board meeting over what he described as the governor’s lack of response to town concerns regarding the cost of possible septic upgrades that some residents may be required to...
Update on Hawthorne Country Club fire
A May 7 fire that destroyed the Hawthorne Country Club is believed to have been “intentionally set,” said Massachusetts fire officials. Investigators are seeking information about the fire and ask witnesses to contact Dartmouth Police or the State...
Bouley of Fire District 2 is officially presented with recall
After months of discussion, a petition calling for the resignation or removal of Fire District 2 Prudential Committee member Bob Bouley was officially presented to him at a special meeting of the committee on May 22. Bouley was present at the...
UMass Dartmouth student receives scholarship
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student Maia Rogers, of Bridgewater, was awarded $1,285 from the Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship. The scholarship was granted on March 20. Rogers is one of 22 winners across the country to be awarded...
Something’s bruin in Dartmouth: Black bear spotted in yard
Monday mornings can be a bear. That was literally the case May 22 in one Dartmouth neighborhood. A black bear was photographed in the area of Collins Corner Road off Old Fall River Road, according to Dartmouth Police. The image, captured by a home...
Open Mosque Day in Dartmouth
The Islamic Society of Southeastern Massachusetts, 2 Cove Road South Dartmouth, hosted an Open Mosque Day on Sunday May 21. The goal of Open Mosque Day was to raise awareness, said Mohammad Mir, president of the Mosque. This year the mosque is using...
Bird watchers delight, Paskamansett Bird Club’s 60th anniversary celebration
Cali the Triton Cockatoo was happy to squawk out a “happy birthday” for the Paskamansett Bird Club’s 60th birthday. To celebrate 60 years of birding, the club hosted a day of activities from bird-watching walks to informational sessions. “We’re...
Dartmouth Farmers Market continues its healthy run June 2
The Dartmouth Farmers Market will open to the public Friday, June 2 for its 17th season. The farmers markets will take place from 12to 5 p.m. on Fridays at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 789 Dartmouth St. This year a seven-member committee designed a...
Beach stickers available
Resident beach stickers are available for purchase online via www.town.dartmouth.ma.us through the bottom tab titled “Apply for Permits”. They can also be purchased using a mail-in application located outside the Dartmouth Parks and Recreation...
Seniors surprised with meal delivery by Select Board member
Local town leadership threw their support behind Coastline Elderly Services for Older Americans Month, helping deliver meals to older adults in Dartmouth and other towns. Like Coastline’s regular drivers, they greeted adults on their route by name...
Financial compromise reached but future concerns remain
Municipal and school officials reached an agreement to fund next year’s school budget but have warned this one-time fix will not solve an ongoing problem. The schools had proposed a budget of $2,126,606, which was $588,508 more than the town’s...
Carnival location, lack of communication called a problem
In the wake of complaints and noise and smells from a nearby carnival, select board members agreed May 8 that neighbors should be notified in advance about events being held at the Dartmouth Mall. Neighbors were “blindsided,’’ Select Board Chair...
Openings available for Humane Society’s ‘Shelter Buddies’ program
The Humane Society and Shelter-SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, will host four sessions this summer of the annual Buddies Club for kids ages 6-10. Shelter “Buddies’’ learn how to properly care for and interact with different types of animals...
UMass Dartmouth grad-student employees form union
UMass Dartmouth graduate student employees let out cheers of joy on Thursday, April 27 after they voted to officially become a labor union after months of effort . Of the 122 certified votes received at the on-campus election only three were against...
Fourth annual Walk to End Hunger
Nearly 100 people gathered at Apponagansett Park on Sunday, May 7 to Walk to End Hunger. The fourth annual walk, which began at 9 a.m., is a local version of the larger event which saw its 55th annual walk happen on the same day in Boston. The...
A look inside the GB housing unit after destructive incident
Two weeks after inmates caused an hours-long disturbance at the Bristol County House of Corrections, the smell of rotting fruit still lingers in the GB housing unit. The odor emanated from illegal “hooch,’’ which uses fermenting fruit to make...
Hawthorne Country Club to be sold, developed
Hawthorne Country Club, which served for decades as the site for weddings, banquets, golf and other functions, may be transformed into housing for seniors. The site at 970 Tucker Road has been for sale for some time and is under agreement with Toll...
Too close, too loud and stinky: residents petition against carnival
On a recent weeknight, bright lights flashed and loud music thumped through the thin row of trees that separate the Fiesta Shows Carnival being held in Dartmouth Mall’s parking lot from Normand Street. That was too close to the neighborhood,...
Full Plate Project receives Donation from The Cottages at Dartmouth Village
The Cottages at Dartmouth Village raised $3,000 for the Full Plate Project by feeding its residents. The Village raised money through raffles and a Friday clam chowder sale during Lent, which they called “Eat Soup and Give,” a fundraiser they plan...
Runners complete 5K to support unified sports
Despite the rain, over 100 runners came to Dartmouth High School to participate in the second annual 5K fundraiser to support Unified Sports on Sunday, April 30. According to Unified Sports Coach John Breult, the Unified Sports program “uses sports...
Challenger wins Fire District 2 Prudential Committee seat, 235-6
Fire District 2 has a new Prudential Committee member. John Sousa defeated William Coutu for his seat. Sousa will serve a three-year term on the committee. According to District 2 Clerk Cheryl Abrantes, Sousa received 235 votes while Coutu received...
Dartmouth Tree Committee receives $2,000 Earth Day grant
The Dartmouth Tree Committee has received a $2,000 grant to plant trees in public spaces and advocate for the value of trees to the health of the planet. These grant funds were made available through the efforts of the New Bedford Earth Day 50th...
All about Owls at the Southworth Library
Koko the Screech Owl was a hoot at the Southworth Library on April 20 where she helped educate over 25 kids on all things owls. Koko was accompanied by Amanda Nowicki, an educator for the Lloyd Center for the Environment. Together they stunned the...
Students help plant 700 feet of potatoes at Dartmouth community farm
DARTMOUTH — Now that’s a lot of potatoes! Area students helped plant 700 feet of potatoes Friday, April 14 at Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA. Forty-four students, all volunteers with the United Way of Greater New Bedford’s...
From guns to garden tools
Clanging metal could be heard from across the UMass Dartmouth campus as students hammered away at gun metal on April 19. This was the sound of gun barrels becoming hand-forged garden tools. This campus-sponsored event aims to address and raise...
Racist term found spray painted at Burgo Basketball Association
A racist term found sprayed on a dumpster at Burgo Basketball Association property on 101 Slocum Road was “very disturbing’’ to owner Steve Burgo. “This hurts, this hurts a lot,’’ he said. “I take this very personally.’’ He was distressed to drive...
Dartmouth Grange Jonnycakes Breakfast
Jonnycakes breakfasts will be served at the Dartmouth Grange on two Saturdays, April 22 and April 29, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The locally sourced meal will cost $12 per adult and $8 per child. Seating will be limited with take-out available. Breakfast...
Library book sale is May 3 to 6
The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will hold their Spring Book Sale at the Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth St., from Wednesday, May 3, to Saturday, May 6. Thousands of books, all in good condition, will be available for purchase, generally...
Kids and more kids at Open Farm Day
Kids were out in numbers at Round the Bend Farm for Open Farm Day on April 15. These kids were all sweet, but not all were human. Children and grownups alike were invited to meet, pet and snuggle the new herd of baby goats. Baby goats were not the...
Wise vOWLs are whooo spelled the best
C-o-n-n-o-i-s-s-e-u-r won the 11th annual Dartmouth Educational Foundation Spelling Bee for The Lloyd Center VOwls on April 12. The VOwls, representing the environmental center, were overjoyed with the win, beating out 23 other teams. The victory...
Select Board approves mountain bikers to maintain Town Forest
Dartmouth Town Forest will receive maintenance from a group of mountain bikers who want to create and improve trails on the land, as decided in an April 10 select board meeting. The first phase of the plan proposed by John R. Tomawski, president of...
Candlelight vigil shines light on grief after UMass students deaths
Silence on the UMass Dartmouth campus spoke volumes about students’ grief. Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday, April 10 to mourn the deaths of master’s of fine arts student Alexandra Landry and first-year student Frank Petillo Jr., who...
Branch out your knowledge of trees at April 26 event
The Dartmouth Tree Committee is inviting the public to Talk Trees at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth St. Presenters will discuss several ongoing initiatives: A townwide “Trees are Cool’’ planting program; the...
YMCA Walk for Hunger to coincide with traditional Boston event
On Sunday, May 7, staff members, volunteers, community partners, and members of YMCA Southcoast will be among the thousands of participants to lace up for Project Bread’s 55 th Annual Walk for Hunger. A team from the YMCA’s Sharing the Harvest...
Egg hunt is child’s play at Padanaram Easter event
It’s not Easter without a traditional egg hunt. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hosted an Easter egg search and family scavenger hunt Saturday, April 8. Based on the enthusiam on the children’s faces, a sweet time was had by all.
Hydrant flushing may result in discolored water
The Dartmouth Water Department will be flushing water mains from April 26 to May 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. The object of flushing is to move water through the water mains at a high speed in order to loosen and remove deposits of iron and manganese that...
Dartmouth’s protected land is for all to enjoy
The sight of suburban housing blueprints on land that is now Destruction Brook Woods caused attendees to flinch and gasp at Dartmouth’s North Branch Library on April 6. However, no developments can be made in Destruction Brook Woods or other...
Hang around Round the Bend Farm
Join Round the Bend Farm for their Open Farm Days, the first of which will be held on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open Farm Days invite the public to spend time on the farm and interact with animals, giving them a chance to socialize with humans...
Amaral, Coughlin earn seats on School Committee
Kathleen Amaral will remain on the school committee, where she will be accompanied by newcomer Elizabeth “Bess” Coughlin as decided by voters in the April 4 annual town election. Amaral and Coughlin received the highest vote totals, with 1,972 and 1...
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