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Books & Poetry
Book Club for those coping with grief and loss: Group will discuss books that touch upon grief and offer insight in how people cope with death and loss.
Wed May 22, 2013
David W. Oliveira/Standard-Times special file Sean Shaw and C.J. Hedges IV keep their eyes on the finish line as the first boat in for the Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race in 2012.
School bus cameras: An idea whose time has come?
Some people are saying it's about time that someone filed legislation to put cameras on the outside of school buses to get the license plate and automatically mail a ticket to motorists who pass buses illegally.
Tue May 21, 2013
Mattapoisett elections today
Town elections will take place today at Old Hammondtown Elementary School on Shaw Street, with polls open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A Planning Board seat and a Water and Sewer Commission position are the only two contested races.
Bill for Fairhaven search could hit $200,000
Last weekend's extensive, 12-hour search for a New Bedford chiropractor could cost between $100,000 and $200,000, police said.
Officials question cost of proposed school bus cameras
SouthCoast officials and bus companies endorse a bill to install cameras on school buses to catch drivers who do not stop for buses, but they worry about the costs.
Mon May 20, 2013
OMS Jazz Bands Strike Gold, Silver at Middle School Jazz Festival
The following is from the Stoughton Public Schools Music Department: The Stoughton Public Schools Music Department hosted the 2013 MAJE Middle School Jazz Festival on Thursday, May 9 at Stoughton High School.
Sun May 19, 2013
Council No. 4190 Knights of Columbus recently awarded 10 $500 scholarships to deserving area students.
Sat May 18, 2013
Melvin M. Prada
Melvin M. Prada, 71, died Monday, May 13, 2013, unexpectedly at his home. He was the husband of Katherine "Katie" R. Prada.
The Providence Journal
Missing boater found alive; empty boat washes ashore
The U.S. Coast Guard said Gary Alves, 57, of East Freetown was found alive just before 6 a.m. Saturday.
Fri May 17, 2013
Coastline, Council on Aging hope to create safe space with Pride programming
Coastline Elderly Services and the Fairhaven Council on Aging are hoping that a new series of social events geared toward gay and lesbian seniors will help members of the community be better advocates for themselves as they navigate the health-care system.
Thu May 16, 2013
Lawmakers consider school bus cameras to catch stop sign violators
The red stop sign that swings out of a school bus when it makes a stop could pack some more enforcement capabilities under legislation before the Joint Committee on Transportation.
House approves more road, bridge funding; SouthCoast would benefit
SouthCoast communities could see an increase of about 50 percent in local funds for road and bridge improvements in the upcoming fiscal year, area legislators said.
Memorial Day weekend events
Bourne Beach Memorial Day Festival: At Weary Travelers Club, May 25-26. Large indoor and outdoor fair.
Wed May 15, 2013
Letter: Rezoning runs counter to public opinion
A press report states a member of the Mattapoisett Planning Board suggests the area all along Route 6 in town, from the Fairhaven town line to Aucoot Road be rezoned business.
Mary Russell Braga, 99
Mary Russell Braga, 99, quietly passed away on May 5th, 2013 at Hathaway Manor Nursing Home.
Straus sees hope for Rail in conference committee
With the transportation finance bill in the hands of a conference committee, Rep.