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Schools in Massachusetts increase security after Texas shooting

NEWTON, Mass. — Several Massachusetts communities have increased the police presence at their schools after a shooting at a Texas elementary school left 21 dead – including 19 children – dead. In Newton, the additional presence is part of an ongoing collaboration with police and the local...
NEWTON, MA
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COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — just like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people every year.
PROVIDENCE, RI
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Wareham Police Give Rare Award to Citizen

The Wareham Police Association did something this week that they may have never done before in their nearly 50-year history: They recognized a resident with an Outstanding Citizen Award. "Geoffrey Worrell is just a super-giving guy," said Wareham officer Calib Larue. "He gets behind all of our efforts, not just...
WAREHAM, MA
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Black Dog founder Capt. Robert Douglas celebrates his 90th birthday

More than 100 people spanning three generations gathered recently to celebrate the 90th birthday of Capt. Robert (“Bob”) Douglas. The party was under a decorated tent in a field next to a small pond at Arrowhead Farm, Douglas’ home in West Tisbury. Douglas is the founder of...
WEST TISBURY, MA
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Chilmark Declines to Allow Pride Flag to Fly

The Chilmark select board voted this week not to widen its narrow flag policy to accommodate a request to fly an LGBTQ flag on town property. The town’s policy is to allow only the American flag, state flag and town flags on town property. The decision comes on the...
CHILMARK, MA

Familiar Faces Returning to Freestones (And One of Them Is The Monkey)

Ladies and gentlemen of the SouthCoast, the time has finally come to announce the return of Darwin, the Freestones monkey. When word came from Howie Mallowes (owner of New Bedford's Freestones City Grill and Carmine's at Candleworks, and the new Profile Tavern in Freetown, among other local spots), it was a sure sign that the summer of 2022 was going to be great.
NEW BEDFORD, MA
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City of Newport announces enforcement efforts to curb speed and noise violations

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — The City Newport will be cracking down on speed, noise and motor vehicle violations ahead of the summer season. City officials announces that Newport police will be stepping up patrols to enforce local ordinances and moving violations, with a focus on motorcycle groups and vehicles with modified exhaust systems.
NEWPORT, RI
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Rehoboth Animal Shelter News

The Rehoboth Animal Shelter has some new inmates. Charlotte is a sweet young adult female cat, and Arthur is a tabby-and-white neutered male. More information about our adoptable pets is available at www.Petfinder.com, or by calling 508-252-5421, ext. 3126 (please leave a message).
REHOBOTH, MA
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City of Newport says it’s cracking down on speed, noise violations

In anticipation of a busy summer season, the City of Newport today in a press release said that it is stepping up enforcement of its speed and noise ordinances, with police promising to crack down on motor vehicle violations throughout the summer season. Police will be stepping up patrols to...
NEWPORT, RI
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Memorial Day Parade and March to the Sea

As Memorial Day weekend arrives, Island students will once again lead the way in paying tribute to those who gave the greatest sacrifice for their country. The annual March to the Sea traditions on Friday at the Edgartown, Tisbury and Chilmark schools put the elementary school students center stage and on the water with each event culminating in students tossing flowers into the sea in honor of servicemen and women everywhere.
EDGARTOWN, MA
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