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Legislature Sends Energy Bill to Governor Baker

The legislature passed an omnibus energy bill that will require the solicitation of long-term contracts for at least 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind, starting in 2017 and ending by 2027. A previous measure passed by the House required only 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, which is thought …

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New Bedford man leads police on chase from Rochester to downtown

State Police, New Bedford Police, and other local departments were involved in a lengthy pursuit of a suspect operating a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer that resulted in arrest. The pursuit started in Rochester when the suspect was observed striking his own vehicle with a hatchet. Rochester police responded, the suspect entered …

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102nd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Parade

The Traffic Division of the New Bedford Police Department wishes to announce that the annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Parade will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The parade will form at Brooklawn Park and will step off sharply at 2:00pm from Brooklawn Street and Acushnet Ave. The …

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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash In New Bedford

Friday at about 3:15 p.m., State Police from the North Dartmouth barracks responded to a two vehicle crash on Route 140 northbound, north of Exit 3, in New Bedford. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Ivo Luis indicates that a 27-year-old New Bedford woman was traveling northbound in a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta …

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Fourth New Addition to Most Wanted Sex Offender List Captured

MIGUEL VILLEGAS, who was added late last week to State Police list of Most Wanted Sex Offenders, was located and arrested today in New Jersey. VILLEGAS, 48, was captured after members of the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) developed information that he might be in the Newark …

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Newport Folk Festival – another year, another smashing success with world class acts like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Violent Femmes, and great local talent

“Raise your arms! Feel your blood pulsing through your hands… This is FREEDOM!!!!” Those were the words of Patti Smith at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, followed by the cheers of fans roaring and shouting, “You’re amazing!,” and “Patti, we love you!!!” It’s no surprise fans were thrilled to see …

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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash In Mansfield

This morning, shortly after 2:00 a.m., State Police responded to a two-car, head-on crash on Route 495 southbound, south of exit 13, in Mansfield which resulted in the deaths of two drivers. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Daniel Nunes indicates that a 2014 Nissan Sentra, operated by a 24-year-old woman from …

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