Marstons Mills, MA

New Bedford Police create new gang policy

The New Bedford Police department has finalized a new gang policy which will be disseminated to department members this week. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that investigators utilize criminal intelligence systems properly and that a regular purge of stale information is conducted regularly. Chief Paul Oliveira directed that a change be made in the way that information concerning gang affiliation is collected and stored. Input from his leadership committee and community stakeholders was solicited throughout the process. Their areas of concern were taken into consideration and the policy was crafted with their suggestions.
Picture for New Bedford Police create new gang policy
Martha's Vineyard Times

Chilmark property sells for $25 million

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has brought in over $2 million in two weeks — $623,960 for the week ending Oct. 8, and $1,544,570 for the week ending Oct. 15 — from real estate transfer fees, most of it from a $25 million property transaction in Chilmark. “We have two...
Picture for Chilmark property sells for $25 million

New details: Two-alarm fire reported in Marstons Mills

MARSTONS MILLS – A two-alarm fire erupted at a home in Marstons Mills sometime after 1:30 PM Tuesday. Initial reports said the fire started in a vehicle in the garage. Two vehicles were reportedly fully involved when crews arrived and a second alarm was sounded as fire engulfed the garage. The occupants safely evacuated the house.

Wareham Teen’s Act of Kindness Encourages Ice Cream Shop Owner

Bryanne Tucy is a pretty positive person. She opened Gone Country Creamery with an open heart, ready to share her positivity with the community one ice cream cone or pie at a time. Rarely letting things get her down, she still goes through what any local business owner thinks about when first opening up shop.

Massachusetts contractors arraigned on wage theft charges

MARION, Mass. (WJAR) — The owners of a Massachusetts-based asbestos remediation company were arraigned on wage theft charges following construction work at Barrington Middle School, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Tuesday. Thomas McCoog, 64, and Amy Franklin, 57, of Franklin Analytical Services in Marion have each been charged with...
Wicked Local

Marion resident starts GoFundMe page after restaurant fire

MARION – A Marion resident has started a GoFundMe page to help Marion’s Cilantro Thai restaurant to relocate after its 374 Front St. location was damaged in a fire late Saturday night. Patron and Marion resident Derek Tiago stated, “As a local Marion resident, I think I speak for all...

If You’ve Been to King Richard’s Faire, This Might Have Happened

At the age of 33, I finally got motivated to check out King Richard's Faire in Carver. I had no clue what I was walking into, but I knew they had two things I love the most: food and beer. More specifically, a turkey leg and some honey mead. Ironically, I ended up choosing a burger and pumpkin beer instead, but that's not the point here.

Diesel lookout: Survey shows some Wellfleet stations charging $0.00 extra

(WELLFLEET, MA) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.00 if you’re buying diesel in Wellfleet, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Wellfleet area on Tuesday, found that Cumberland Farms at 2586 Us-6had the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $3.49 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Cumberland Farms at 2586 Us-6, which listed a per-gallon price of $3.49.
Wicked Local

Wareham Selectmen now support Decas School reuse article at town meeting

WAREHAM – Selectmen changed their minds and voted Tuesday to recommend an article at the Oct. 25 town meeting that would repurpose the Decas School “to benefit the community” when it’s replaced by the East Wareham Elementary School in 2020. The board voted 4-1 against recommending it at last week’s...
Martha's Vineyard Times

Vineyard boat beaches on Nantucket

The Oak Bluffs boat Poco Loco beached on Nantucket Saturday. A mayday was issued, but no injuries or pollution were reported, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Emma Fliszar. Police and the Nantucket harbormaster responded, Fliszar said. “They were taking on water about 50 yards from shore,” Petty Officer...

Contractor charged with wage theft during Barrington Middle School construction

Owners of an asbestos remediation company failed to pay employees for weekend overtime during the construction of Barrington Middle School, according to the attorney general's office. Five former employees are owed at least $12,000 by Franklin Analytical Service, based in Marion, Massachusetts, according to a news release. Two of the...

Boil water order lifted for Mattapoisett, Marion residents

(WJAR) — The Fairhaven Water Department reported Tuesday that Marion's samples tested free of bacteria, and residents have now regained safe use of their tap water. Mattapoisett's water samples were the first to pass testing, giving residents the clear over the weekend. The samples collected on Oct. 18, 2021 have...