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Two more solar farms approved for Westport

WESTPORT - Selectmen on Monday approved a plan that is healthy for the environment and will bring in $3.3 million in revenue over the next 20 years. The selectmen board approved Blue Wave to develop two more solar farms in town - one on Adirondack Lane another on Blossom Road. The company will pay $

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:05:08

Officials hear pitches for future use of Westport High

WESTPORT - The High School Reuse Committee met for the first time and touched upon 16 options for the current Grade 7 through 12 junior/senior high school building if the community early next year approves building a proposed Grade 5 through 12 school building. The Main Road high school, built in 19

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-22 08:01:00

Westport targets town beach for Sept. 23 cleanup

Westport River Watershed Alliance will host the annual COASTSWEEP beach cleanup Saturday, Sept. 23. Volunteers are needed to help identify and remove trash and debris from the Westport oceanfront from 10 a.m. to noon. Each September and October, thousands of volunteers throughout Massachusetts turn

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-21 17:14:49

Fading marsh islands cause concern in Westport River

WESTPORT - Nitrogen is one of the essential building blocks of life, but in the water, too much of it can lead to death. The effects are observable. Algae grows fast and far, clouding rivers and streams. Eel grass dwindles, deprived of penetrating sunlight. Fish and shellfish flee their habitat, a m

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-21 00:33:43

Westport officials already thinking FY19 budget

WESTPORT - The Finance Committee this past spring and summer had two resounding concerns at its meetings - budget transparency and timely receipt of the annual budget. Selectmen on Monday answered some of this criticism, voting that Town Administrator Timothy King direct department heads to devise a

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-20 19:15:06

Fall River police arrest 2, seize heroin and cash

FALL RIVER - Police seized a large amount of heroin and cash, and arrested two people on drug-dealing charges early Thursday morning in Fall River. Fall River police Officer Joseph Kubicek and other responding officers arrested the suspects after being dispatched to what was originally reported as a

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:23:10

New Bedford man dies of suspected OD

NEW BEDFORD - A 25-year-old city man died Thursday morning from a suspected drug overdose, the DA's office said. The man's body was found about 5:30 a.m. in his car in the city's West End, according to Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Thonas M. Quinn III. Drug parapher

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-22 16:45:38

Attorney: Final San Francisco plane crash lawsuit settled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago - killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others - reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the last pending lawsuit in the U.S

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-22 03:38:00

Fall River forces collide in debate over $15 minimum wage

FALL RIVER - Businesses know they are facing a big, sharp sword, Robert Mellion said. Activist know how to use it, Deb Fastino added. Mellion, the president of the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, and Fastino, the executive director for the Coalition for Social Justice, were two of the leading sp

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 16:00:00

Massachusetts man who transported cocaine sentenced

Posted: Updated: HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to transporting two kilograms of cocaine to Connecticut has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Roland Pino-Martinez, of Springfield, was also sentenced this week to three years' probation in federal court in Hartford

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-22 19:09:00

Gusting winds take down trees across Greater Fall River

FALL RIVER - On the first full day of fall, trees obeyed. They fell. Limbs, branches and whole trees crashed to the ground Thursday and Friday following days of rain and gusting winds. They fell without respect for law, order or the morning commute. "We had a cruiser that was struck by a branch from

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 20:16:31

GREG SULLIVAN COLUMN: Read John Harrington's letter in support of Tom, Jean Yawkey

Joe Feitelberg, former Fall River businessman, calls his friend Harrington "salt of the earth kind of guy" Greg Sullivan Herald News Staff Reporter The opposition to renaming Yawkey Way has emerged and may be growing. And you can number former longtime Fall River businessman Joe Feitelberg among th

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 15:18:09

SouthCoast is mobilizing to defeat epidemic of opioid addiction

Gone are the days when opioid addiction took place in the back alleys and flophouses of the inner city. In 2017, the scourge of addiction to heroin, fentanyl and other barbiturates is so widespread that there's scarce a suburb or a rural community that has not been affected as well as the cities. It

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-22 08:01:00

Country Day at Pardon Gray is here again

TIVERTON - A Country Day at Pardon Gray grows a bit bigger every year with more to do, more to see and more to eat. The event, which is Saturday, is now in its 15th year. The Tiverton Land Trust holds it at its 230-acre grassland and woodland preserve on Main Road, just south of Lafayette Road. Even

NEWPORTRI.COM - 2017-09-22 14:15:00

Power outages, sporadic ferry service in wake of Jose

The effects of now post-Tropical Storm Jose were still being felt in Southern New England. Hundreds of homes and business were without power Friday morning, presumably because high winds brought down wires. National Grid reported that 721 of its customers in Rhode Island were without power, most of

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-22 08:37:47

Police search for wanted man, girlfriend and her son

SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) - Police in Somerset are asking the public to help find or watch for a wanted man, who may have his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son with him while on the run. Kevin Correia currently has a felony warrant out for his arrest for a burglary charge, as well as pending charges fo

WPRI - 2017-09-22 19:04:45

Letter to the Editor: 'Crazy proud' about this Fall River firefighter

For the love of country, for the love of family, for the protection of country and for the protection of family. In a world where you turn on the news and hear about the devastation currently around us from Jose to Irma and now Maria and find your everyday life filled with the worry of what the futu

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:00:00

Police seek man wanted on burglary charges

Authorities in Somerset are asking the public to help them find a man wanted on multiple charges. Police said Kevin Correia has a felony warrant for burglary, as well as pending charges for assault with a gun, plus threats. "Correia has a lengthy criminal record, which include multiple assaults and

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-22 21:35:34

Somerset police looking for man accused of taking girlfriend and her son

SOMERSET - Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a man that may have taken his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son. Police said Kevin Correia, is currently wanted on a felony warrant for burglary and has pending charges for assault with a firearm and threats. Correia also has a lengthy

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 15:54:58

Woman arrested after brandishing gun at Kardashian boutique

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood while screaming about Cuba and then returned hours later to wave a machete at reporters has been arrested, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Friday. Maricia Medrano, 35, wa

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-22 19:55:00