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Henri is now a tropical depression but effects linger
Henri has been downgraded once more, this time to a tropical depression, but the area can’t say au revoir to its impact quite yet, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding rain is still a risk as Henri exits the region, the service...
Tree crashes into home on Evelyn Street
Life was quiet Sunday morning on Evelyn Street until about 10:30 a.m., when Mary Beckwith heard a thud. The two trunks of an old oak tree in her neighbor’s yard at 47 Evelyn St. had split by the force of the wind. A portion of the tree went through...
Ten percent of town has lost power; parks, beaches, mall closed
About 1,500 Eversource customers in Dartmouth are without power, about ten percent of the town, according to Eversource numbers as of 11:30 a.m., as Tropical Storm Henri makes its way through the area. A fleet of Eversource trucks from around the...
Sign up to get your flu shot
In preparation for flu season, the Board of Health — in partnership with Walgreens pharmacy— is offering two flu shot clinics for anyone aged 3 and up in October. The first clinic will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon at Dartmouth...
Police urge preparedness as storm approaches
With a potential hurricane on the horizon, Police Chief Brian Levesque and the Dartmouth Police Department are encouraging residents to take a series of precautions. These include:
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Take boats out of water now, harbormaster urges ahead of storm
Ask Sharon Tripp, an employee at Davis & Tripp marina in Padanaram how busy Friday has been and she has one response: Laughter. “It’s been busy,” she said. Tripp couldn’t estimate the number of boats that have come ashore through the marina but...
Covid transmission steady as half of all residents fully vaccinated
New Covid-19 cases in Dartmouth remain high amid the summer delta variant surge. This week, the state’s Department of Public Health reported 88 new cases of the virus in town over the past two weeks — down three from the state’s previous weekly...
Writing group for adults planned at Davoll’s
An adult community writing group will meet every other Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. starting Sept. 8 at Davoll’s General Store, 1228 Russells Mills Road. The program is free, open to anyone 18 and older and runs through Nov. 17. This writing group is...
UMass Law Justice Bridge program gets boost from bank
The UMass Law Justice Bridge program received a $120,000 grant July 21 from Bristol County Savings Bank, through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, to bolster the program’s mission of providing quality legal representation to...
St. Julie Billiart Ladies Guild awards four scholarships
The St. Julie Billiart Ladies Guild of Dartmouth has awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to four students: Emmie Parker, who is attending University of Rhode Island; Owen Quigley Mello, who is attending UMass Amherst; Michael H. Cornell
Online forum will be set to discuss Indian mascot
The public will be invited to provide input on whether to retain or eliminate the Dartmouth High School Indian mascot via an upcoming online event, members of the Equality and Diversity Subcommittee agreed at their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 18. “This...
Yoga fans go to the mat to help ailing children
As they reached for the sky, balanced on one foot and gently moved from side to side, participants in a yoga class held at Coastal Vineyards Sunday stretched their muscles. But the muscle that mattered most at this event was their hearts. They were...
Letter writers decline invite to upcoming mascot meeting
The authors of a letter supporting the controversial Dartmouth High Indian logo have declined an invitation to speak at an Aug. 18 meeting on the topic, calling for federally recognized tribes to be heard first and citing “prior professional and...
List of vacancies provides options for prospective businesses
Businesses seeking to locate in Dartmouth now have a tool to learn what sites are available. A list of vacant properties in the town’s general business district has been compiled by the town’s Department of Economic Development. According to the...
Grant to help failing seawall in Padanaram
Dartmouth has received $107,255 from the state to address the failing seawall around the perimeter of Apponagansett Park and Arthur Dias Town Landing in Padanaram, according to a news release from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental...
Road reconstruction announced
The Dartmouth Department of Public Works will be reconstructing portions of Slocum Road on Aug. 23 and 24. The work will be done from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Reconstruction will take place on Slocum Road from Allen Street to State Road. Local detours will...
Two New Bedford residents arrested at Capri Motel
Two New Bedford residents were arrested Saturday in conjunction with a narcotics investigation at the Capri Motel on Route 6, Dartmouth police report. Dartmouth Police detectives arrested Jonathan Costa, 44, of Earle Street, New Bedford, and Grace...
Historian used modern skills to preserve the past
Dan Socha’s deep reverence for the past and his comfort with modern technology combined to create a reservoir of Dartmouth history that will live forever. That theme reverberated in memories shared by friends and colleagues Sunday at the Dartmouth...
Mass Audubon celebrates summer, education at Allens Pond shindig
Summer was in full swing as Mass Audubon hosted its inaugural pre-Duck Derby “Summer Celebration” on Aug. 14. Wildlife Sanctuary Director Gina Purtell noted that the sanctuary typically hosts the seasonal festival as a way to commemorate the end of...
Beloved Alderbrook Farm co-owner mourned
The community is mourning the loss of Allen Manley, former Dartmouth fire chief and long-time co-owner of Alderbrook Farm, who died Friday, Aug. 13 at home. With his wife Nancy, he owned and operated the farm, a popular spot for area families to...
New cases increase amid delta variant surge
New cases of Covid-19 are continuing to surge in Dartmouth. The Department of Public Health reported 91 new cases of the virus in town over the past two weeks — a nearly 60% increase from the 57 in last week’s report. According to state data, the...
Open farm day tours Aug. 21 at Round the Bend
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Road, will host open farm day tours Saturday, Aug. 21. Tours are family-friendly and offer a chance to see the gardens, animals, and the Learning Center. The tours introduce visitors to the mission, value and...
Dartmouth population drops, is less diverse, older than state
Dartmouth’s population dropped slightly since the last census 10 years ago, bucking the trend of increases at both the county and state levels, according to 2020 census figures released Thursday. The newest available census figures from 2019 also...
Bottle, can collections benefit dog park group
The Dartmouth Dog Advisory Work Group will sponsor two upcoming redemption drives for plastic bottles and cans. Proceeds will benefit the group’s efforts to work with the town to build a permanent dog park in the Dartmouth Regional Parks and Trails...
Siblings lead towering effort to save chimney swifts
A brother-sister team from Dartmouth has swooped in to bolster a bird population in swift decline. Chimney swifts, as the name implies, rely largely on chimneys for nesting. With chimneys less common in modern construction, and with older chimneys...
With a little help from his friend, orphan fox recovers
Earlier this spring, an orphaned grey fox kit was fighting for his life after getting caught in a Dartmouth soccer net. Now, thanks to some help from the New England Wildlife Center’s Cape Cod branch , the young canid is fully recovered and ready to...
Air quality alert issued due to high ozone levels
An air quality alert due to increased ozone levels has been issued through 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 for Bristol County. Air in these areas is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease...
Students must wear masks when school reopens, committee says
All students and staff — regardless of vaccination status — in Dartmouth’s public schools will be required to wear masks when class begins Sept. 1, School Committee members agreed Tuesday. One year to the day after deciding that the 2020-21 school...
They’re not kitten: More shelter cats create need for more food
Taking care of at least 30 cats, most of them kittens, reminds Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast executive director Melinda Ventura of being responsible for a houseful of teenage boys. “They eat you out of house and home,’’ she said with a...
Select Board urges public input on Indian logo debate
Before any decision is made on the controversial Dartmouth High Indian logo, town officials would like to see a process more inclusive of community sentiments. At an Aug. 9 meeting, the Select Board unanimously voted to send a letter to the School...
Town to host 9/11 memorial service
Next month will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and The Town of Dartmouth is inviting residents to participate in an event to pay tribute to those who died that day. The ceremony will be held Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium and...
Eight local students receive Community Foundation scholarships
Seven students from Dartmouth High School and one student from Bishop Stang High School were among the scholarship recipients from the SouthCoast Community Foundation at a July 28 award ceremony. “Scholarship season is always a highlight for the...
Campers explore wild world on water’s edge
WESTPORT — A sea of possibilities lives just feet away from shore. Campers from the Lloyd Center for the Environment marine biology program didn’t have to travel far into the water off Gooseberry Island in Westport on Aug. 6 to haul in some...
Photographic travel journey to be presented
The Dartmouth Cultural Center will present travel photographer Richard Van Inwegen for a talk and slide show at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at the center, 404 Elm St. Travel photographer Van Inwegen will take visitors on a photographic journey from...
Ride set Sept. 12 to support bikeway
The South Coast Bikeway Alliance will hold its fourth annual Pedal for the Path fundraising ride on Sunday. Sept. 12. The ride will start at the New Bedford YMCA and travel through New Bedford, Dartmouth and Westport with an option to continue east...
Fire department acquires new boat
The fire department has a new boat to help with water rescue efforts. The department acquired a 14 1/2 foot Rescuecraft to replace the 10-foot, 16 year-old tiller-driven Zodiac currently in use. The Zodiac, District 1 Fire Chief Peter Andrade said,...
State Vax Bus stops by Dartmouth Mall
In an effort to broaden vaccine access and boost the area’s inoculation rates, the state’s Department of Health parked its “Vax Bus” mobile clinic outside the Dartmouth Mall Aug. 6 to offer jabs to those still lacking a shot as cases continue to...
Ice cream stand to be added to alpaca farm
Watching alpacas at Hill Crest Farm can make anyone feel warm and fuzzy. Soon, there will be ice cream on the premises to cool visitors down. The farm owners hope to open an ice cream stand on the property, maybe as early as mid-August, said Kelly...
Flooding cancels summer concert show
Those hoping to hear the classic rock covers of Whiskey Affair at the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series will have get their concert fix elsewhere. Due to flooding at Apponagansett Park following the heavy rain Wednesday and...
Mobile vaccination bus coming to Dartmouth Mall
The state’s Department of Health, in collaboration with the Archipelago Strategies Group and Health Care for All, will host a mobile Covid-19 vaccination at the Dartmouth Mall on Friday Aug. 6 from noon to 8 p.m. The clinic will offer the two-dose...
Go fly a kite at Dartmouth Cultural Center event
The Dartmouth Cultural Council is sponsoring a kite workshop Saturday, Aug. 28 on Apponagansett Beach. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a presentation on the history of kites. After that, participants will make their own kites. From noon to 1 p.m.,...
Things to do: Travel to art studios, go see Alice
There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given week. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit DartmouthWeekToday.com.
Thursday, Aug. 5
Summer library storytime on Zoom
Enjoy a different theme each...
With public support, osprey population soars
Conservation efforts have given ospreys a platform to expand their area population. Driven to near extinction by the use of DDT in the first half of the 20th century, the birds that gave Buzzards Bay its name are back in force. Nesting on platforms...
Canoe believe it? Campers keep cardboard vessels afloat
They didn’t need a bigger boat. Intrepid young sailors capably sailed the seas of Apponagansett Beach Friday morning in canoes they built themselves using cardboard, tape, paint and a lot of ingenuity. Six canoes were launched a few feet off the...
Members sought for Stipend Review Advisory Committee
The town is seeking members for its newly established Stipend Review Advisory Committee . This new committee will consist of five of the town’s registered voters — elected and appointed officials will not be allowed to join. Members will study and...
Church community supplies students with classroom items
As UMass Dartmouth students prepare to return to school, the community at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is working to ensure everyone has the supplies they need. The church is coordinating a school supply drive for Arnie's Cupboard, the food pantry...
Rocking the docks at Brews and Tunes
They were dancing on the docks Friday during Brews and Tunes at South Wharf Yard and Marina. A crowd gathered to hear live music performed by Ray Greene & The All-Star Band and enjoy food and beverages. “We heard there was music and a fun time...
Padanaram Sidewalk Sale fills village streets with bargain hunters
Shoppers soaked up the sunshine and the sales at the busy Padanaram Village Sidewalk Sale Saturday. The day-long event, sponsored by the Padanaram Business Association, gave village businesses the chance to display their wares and entice bargain...
Vaccines urged as state encourages indoor mask wearing
Residents — including those who are fully vaccinated — are being encouraged to mask-up again in town as new Covid cases are once again on the rise. According to state data, the town has seen 35 new cases in the past two weeks. Just a month ago, the...
Music in the Woods to bring performers to Lloyd Center trails
The Lloyd Center for the Environment is hosting its inaugural Music in the Woods on Saturday, Sept. 25. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. Live music will be performed along the trails. Performers include the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Spindle Rock...
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