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Former New Bedford Police Union Treasurer Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Union Funds

Former New Bedford police officer and former police union treasurer Joshua Fernandes was sentenced to prison today for stealing nearly $50,000 in union funds. Fernandes, 41, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to three months in prison and two years of supervised release. He will have to serve the first six months of that supervised release in home confinement, with the first three months of that including location monitoring.
NEW BEDFORD, MA
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The best places to eat outdoors on the Southcoast

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Let's take a look at today's top stories. If you’re looking to soak up some sun while dining al fresco this summer, we have your guide to the best restaurants on the Southcoast with a gorgeous view. From the Boat House to the Back Eddy, we have you covered right here.
WESTPORT, MA
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Crescent Ridge Dairy stays eco-friendly, promotes local farms

SHARON - The Crescent Ridge Dairy Farm in Sharon has been serving milk products for 90 years. Over time they've changed their business to become more-environmentally friendly while promoting other smaller local farms."It kind of causes us all to think about the length of that and so we have a legacy business and it's wonderful," Crescent Ridge President Mark Parrish told WBZ-TV.The farm is one of the cornerstones of the Massachusetts agriculture community, from milk to cheeses to chocolate milk!"People really love chocolate milk, I think it brings them back to their childhood. Sitting at school lunch. ...
SHARON, MA

Sons of the Sox play ball in Brockton

The roster for the 2022 Brockton Rox collegiate league baseball team has some familiar-sounding names: Manny Ramirez Jr., Pedro Martinez Jr., D'Angelo Ortiz, Kade Foulke and Jaden Sheffield. They're all sons of former Major League greats who either played for or against the Red Sox. The Future Collegiate Baseball League...
BROCKTON, MA

Southeastern cosmetology teacher hailed as trailblazer for 'blow-out boot camp'

EASTON — Briana Brown, a cosmetology instructor at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, received a Trailblazer Award at the Attleboro Juneteenth celebration on June 18 for her "blow-out boot camp." Brown, one of the first Black cosmetology teachers at Southeastern, began teaching four years ago and has made it a priority to educate her students on "Black hair culture." ...
ATTLEBORO, MA
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COVENTRY, RI

Victim in electrocution identified

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Let's take a look at today's top stories. Authorities have identified the man who was electrocuted Thursday while removing an antenna from a Taunton home as Michael E. Messina, 58, of Easton. Messina's obituary describes him as a devoted husband to Loretta "Lori" (Richman) Messina and beloved father of two girls, Olivia and Maria. Messina was a master carpenter, construction supervisor and real estate investor, according to the obituary published by Kane Funeral Home. Learn more about his life here.
TAUNTON, MA
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