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P.A.C.E. Head Start now accepting applications

PACE Head Start is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year which will begin in September, 2016. Head Start provides a free family centered school readiness program for approximately 312 children ages 3-5 from income eligible families living in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Acushnet. Head Start children benefit …

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Bristol County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bob to get body armor

Bristol County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bob will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bob’s vest is sponsored by Panagakos Development, located in New Bedford, MA, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of …

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Taunton Cocaine Dealer/Armed Robberer Sentenced

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced today that a 23-year-old Taunton cocaine dealer who robbed a gas station in Taunton last year was sentenced to serve four to six years in state prison this week. Devante Fisher pleaded guilty Monday in fall River Superior Court to charges …

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Convicted sex offender arrested for taking upskirts in Wareham store

On Wednesday, April 6th at approximately 4:00 pm, Wareham Police Department officers responded to a clothing store in the Wareham Crossing Shopping complex regarding suspicious activity involving a male photographing a female patron. Further investigation of the incident revealed the male was in the process of taking photographs of the …

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Man arrested for choking his girlfriend in Huttleston Motel

At 11:45am on Friday, March 8th 2016, Fairhaven Police responded to the Huttleston Motel, located at 128R Huttleston Avenue, in response to a disturbance that was taking place in one of the rented rooms. When officers arrived, they learned that a male party allegedly assaulted and choked his girlfriend. The …

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Plymouth County Sobriety Checkpoint

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Counties named below. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of …

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Fairhaven police arrest two men for breaking into home

The Fairhaven Police Department received a call from a town resident just before 8am Friday morning, reporting a residential break in progress. The caller informed police that he was watching a live video feed from his house showing two male parties breaking in. Police responded to the Howland Road residence …

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Faces Of New Bedford – #45: Bryce Fortes

Meet Bryce Fortes, 26-year-old fire fighter for the New Bedford fire department. He never realized growing up that he would end up working to save peoples lives everyday. He had gone to Greater New Bedford Regional Vocation Technical High School and had graduated from the Carpentry shop. Upon graduation he …

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