Taunton, MA

Native Americans urge boycott of 'tone deaf' Pilgrim museum

PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower.Members of the state's Wampanoag community and their supporters say Plimoth Patuxet Museums has not lived up to its promise of creating a "bi-cultural museum" that equally tells the story of the European and Indigenous peoples that lived there.They say the " Historic Patuxet Homesite," the portion of the mostly outdoor museum focused on traditional Indigenous life, is inadequately small, in need of...

Sununu, AG criticize motorcycle crash verdict. Defense lawyers call comments 'dangerous.'

Defense lawyers are denouncing comments made by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and his attorney general after a jury acquitted a truck driver in the deaths of seven motorcyclists, but both men said Wednesday they stand by their statements. After a two-week trial, jurors deliberated for less than three hours Tuesday before finding Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct. The charges stemmed from...

Video shows firefighters rescuing boys trapped in burning home

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A new video submitted to ABC 6 News shows firefighters rescuing two boys who were trapped inside of a burning home in Pawtucket, as flames burst out of the windows Wednesday morning. The fire happened at about 9 a.m. on Ballston Avenue. A witness told...

Police: 3 men stabbed outside Braintree Residence Inn

BRAINTREE – Three men were stabbed and one critically injured in a confrontation between two groups at a Forbes Road hotel Tuesday night, police said. At 11:14 p.m. officers responded to a report of multiple victims at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 180 Forbes Road. Police said they found one man in the hotel lobby and two additional men suffering from stab wounds in the parking lot. ...

McDermott Pool in Warwick to temporarily close

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi said Wednesday that a popular indoor pool will be temporarily shut down. Picozzi said the McDermott Pool will close from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to replace the main mixing valve. “We waited until the temperatures dropped so people had...
Pawtucket Times

Cumberland native and caddie Mark Zyons was in on the secret concerning Billy Andrade receiving the Payne Stewart Award

For Mark “Ziggy” Zyons, you could say that he was charged with something that had a Mission Impossible quality to it. A Cumberland native who’s been by Billy Andrade’s side as his caddie for a quarter-century, Zyons remembers being in Dallas this past April for a Champions Tour stop when an old friend approached them with news that turns out was a foreshadowing of what was coming straight down the proverbial fairway.

‘Committed to long-term success’: Beloved Massachusetts theme park no longer for sale

CARVER, Mass. — A beloved Massachusetts theme park is no longer for sale and aiming to reopen ahead of this upcoming holiday season after acquiring new operators. In a Facebook post, Edaville Family Theme Park in Carver wrote, “Rest assured, Edaville is no longer for sale. The new operators, Shervin B. Hawley, Managing Partner of Sudbury, MA, and Brian Fanslau, Operations Partner of Alna, ME, are committed to the long-term success of Edaville as a traditional family park centered on its historic steam locomotives and family-oriented activities.”

Transmission line failure knocks out power to Portsmouth

Rhode Island Energy said Wednesday that it experienced a loss of power on a transmission line that feeds about 7,900 customers in Portsmouth. The power went out at about 11 a .m. It was restored before 1 p.m. Rhode Island Energy said it was investigating what caused the loss of...

Bristol County DA Candidates Face Off in Heated Debate

DARTMOUTH — The current Bristol County District Attorney faced off against a challenger for his seat in the democratic primary this fall in a spirited and often heated debate at Dartmouth Town Hall Tuesday night. Incumbent D.A. Thomas Quinn III took on challenger and former prosecutor Shannon McMahon, discussing...

New Bedford Sea Lab to Be Dedicated to Former Mayor

NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford school building will be named after the late former city mayor Frederick Kalisz, Jr., according to a Wednesday announcement from the New Bedford public schools. The Sea Lab Marine Science Education Center next to the Taylor Elementary School on Portland Street is set...