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New Bedford Man Faces Federal Drug Charges

A New Bedford man appeared in U.S. Federal Court on Thursday, the day after he was arrested on drug distribution charges involving Fentanyl. Hector Diaz, 44, was indicted on two counts of distribution of, and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Diaz was released onconditions, following an initial appearance Thursday...
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Camaro Hits Fishing Charter Business, Loses

The running joke is that Mustangs are naturally attracted to crowds of people, but it’s not like the Camaro’s image is completely untarnished. We’ve covered quite a few incidents of the Chevy muscle car being crashed into inanimate objects like a pond or a traffic control box. Here’s another one, a Camaro which face-planted into a fishing charter building on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Police receive LEAD van for harm-reduction response to low-level offenses

“The Bristol County District Attorney’s office has contributed towards the purchase of a new vehicle for the New Bedford police department. On June 21st, a new 2022 Kia Carnival passenger van was put on the road. This van will primarily be used by the department’s LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) team and outreach workers. LEAD is a program launched in May 2018 which focuses on a harm-reduction response to lower-level offenses such as simple drug possession. The intent is to reduce the number of individuals being sent to court or incarcerated and divert them to treatment instead.

New Bedford Man Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution

A New Bedford man was arrested on June 22, 2022 on drug distribution charges involving fentanyl. Hector Diaz, 44, was indicted on two counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Diaz was released on conditions following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein.

These three beaches in Bourne all failed water quality testing

BUZZARDS BAY – Three public beaches in Bourne failed water quality testing during the first week of that program carried out by the Barnstable County Health and Environment Department. Bourne Health Agent Terri Guarino told the Board of Health on June 22 that the failed beaches registered elevated bacteria levels at Patuisset along Hen Cove in Pocasset, Picture Lake also in Pocasset and Sagamore Beach north of the canal at Cape Cod Bay. ...

No injuries when front end loader rolls over at job site in Mashpee

MASHPEE – No injuries were reported after a front end loader reportedly overturned at a job site in Mashpee. It happened about 4 PM off Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151) at a job site by Andy’s Market. Firefighters mitigated a fluid spill. The incident is under investigation. Further details were not immediately available.

Art Beat visits Irish painter Molly Judd's exhibit, 'Losing Stories' in Westport

In an artist statement prepared for her current exhibition, Irish painter Molly Judd speaks of her interest in “storytelling through compositional works.” And she does it masterfully, seamlessly wedding formalist concerns and powerful narrative to produce evocative, attention demanding images. There are ten paintings in “Losing Stories,” her one-woman show at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery. Six of those take direct inspiration from Greek mythology. The other four are more elusive, more personal. But all resonate with a...

Falmouth Continues Steps To Remove Town Manager

FALMOUTH – A public hearing was held this week allowing both parties to state their arguments on the ongoing effort by the Falmouth select board to remove Julian Suso from the town manager role. The effort began after a negative performance review of Suso by the board that indicated...

New Bedford Folk Festival is back July 9 and 10; Tom Rush among this year's headliners

NEW BEDFORD — After a two-year delay, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10. Known for the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music, this year’s milestone festival will feature performers most requested over the past 25 years, including Tom Rush, Susan Werner, Cheryl Wheeler, Garnet Rogers, John Gorka, and more. Food and craft areas are free and...

Details announced for New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks

The City of New Bedford’s Independence Day fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4, staged from a barge off State Pier in New Bedford Harbor. Lower Union Street (between N. Water St. and Route 18) will be closed to vehicle traffic and will be the best spot in downtown New Bedford to view the fireworks display.
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Man caught with rock of meth sentenced to jail

YORK – A man who was caught with a rock of methamphetamine in his vehicle outside a York business has been sentenced. Kenneth Trombley Whitlow, 28, of New Bedford, Mass., was sentenced in York County District Court with Judge James Stecker presiding. This case began as a call for...