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'Renaissance man of the animal world': Maciel leaves his mark on more than just animals

NEW BEDFORD — As the city's animal control officer for 24 years, Manny Maciel has a passion for local animals, but he also uses his vacation time to help out at animal crisis situations nationally. Just recently home from Nevada, Maciel helped the ASPCA in an animal cruelty case involving nearly 300 neglected Caucasian Shepherds.  Last month, Maciel worked in Virginia with the Humane Society of the United States rescuing 4,000 beagles from a mass breeding facility. This time...
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Police investigating 4 robberies in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating robberies that happened at four Fall River businesses over the last several days. The first robbery was reported Sunday afternoon at the Star Market on Bank Street, according to police. The store clerk told officers a man walked into the store, pulled out a weapon and demanded money from the register. Once the clerk handed him the money, the man ran of the store.
FALL RIVER, MA
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Westport Fire Department responds to Sodom Road barn fire with animals inside

“Westport firefighters responded to a reported structure fire early Sunday morning off of Sodom Road. A family member passing by the area saw smoke coming from a large wooden barn on the property and called 911. The individual used a garden hose to put out a bulk of the flames until firefighters arrived to overhaul the area and check for extension.
WESTPORT, MA
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A memorial to David Almond in Fall River

Good morning, readers! Let’s take a look at today’s top stories. Two years after David Almond starved to death in his Fall River home, as his father and father’s girlfriend await trial on murder charges, a newly dedicated grove in Fall River Heritage State Park will help keep his story from fading away. Learn more about this memorial here.
FALL RIVER, MA
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Merrow Knits Launches Boutique in Fall River

Merrow Knits has announced it will open a new boutique-style store across the street from Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River. Merrow CEO Charlie Merrow told Fun 107 what to expect. "The store will be called Merrow Station, featuring fine knitwear, a yoga studio and a canteen for the community and...
FALL RIVER, MA
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The Story of “Mimi” Behind New Bedford’s Mimi’s Kitchen

If you're looking for a really good home-cooked meal, then add Mimi's Kitchen in New Bedford to your list of local restaurants. On Tuesday, I spent lunchtime at the new Mimi's Kitchen on Nauset Street. The mom-and-pop breakfast and luncheon establishment opened up back in February of 2022 and has been going strong ever since.
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Probable cause hearing continued to Oct. 26 for man charged in Fall River fatal stabbing

FALL RIVER — A 20-year-old city man arrested on one count of murder remains in custody after a judge continued Monday's probable cause hearing in Fall River District Court until Oct. 26.   Circumstances of the stabbing death last month of 58-year-old Antonio Santos outside Latinos Café on County Street remain unknown as court documents in the case against Jordan Gottlieb continue to be sealed.  ...
FALL RIVER, MA
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Water main repair in Fall River to impact roadways, water use

Officials issued a notification that work taking place will impact city roads. According to the Mayor’s Office, a section of water main on Columbia Street will be shut down. The affected area is expected to be from Grant Street to Fountain Street. Other locations in the area may be affected depending on the location of isolation valves.
FALL RIVER, MA
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Man taken to hospital after falling off boat in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) — The Portsmouth Fire Department said that a man had to be taken to the hospital Monday after falling off of a boat. Firefighters explained that the man fell off the boat near Island Park just before 9:30 a.m. A caller told the department that the...
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