Student exchange program discussed
Superintendent of Schools Robert Monteiro brought a suggestion to the School Committee regarding a student exchange program sponsored by an organization with offices in Waltham.
Swansea Police Department collects food, gifts for homeless children
At the Swansea Police Department, they are collecting food, gifts and clothes for people, especially children, in the state's homeless program who are living at the Swansea Motor Inn, Super 8 Motel in Somerset and other motels in the area.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Cryptolocker 'ransomware' bets big that you haven't backed up your data
Think of all of those family photos, your music library, documents and passwords you've stored over the years that could potentially vanish instantly.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Somerset Berkley students get high grades on Advanced Placement test
Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee Chairman Richard Peirce said that the most recent Advanced Placement test results of students at the high school are among the highest in the state.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Providence Journal
Three-car accident in Swansea, but injuries not believed to be serious
A three-car accident on Thursday led to people being transported to area hospitals, but the injuries are not believed to be serious, according to the police.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Police help family of Nathan
Cops for Kids with Cancer presented a holiday gift to the family of Nathan Lambert of Swansea with a check of $5,000 to the family this past Thursday morning at the Swansea Police Headquarters.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Marijuana cultivator looking at Swansea
Representatives of a company seeking to cultivate and process marijuana in town met with Town Administrator James Kern recently to discuss the issue.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
CryptoLocker gang casts tentacles into botnet crime world
The cyber-gang running the CryptoLocker extortion racket is sharing a big cut of any payments they squeeze out of their victims with criminal botnet owners working closely with them, says Symantec, which has been monitoring this underworld activity online.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Salvation Army serving more families as holidays near
The Fall River Corps of the Salvation Army is doing its part to make the holiday season warmer and brighter for local families - but its mission is the same year-round.
Cryptolocker infects cop PC: Massachusetts plod fork out Bitcoin ransom
Massachusetts cops have admitted paying a ransom to get their data back on an official police computer infected with the devilish Cryptolocker ransomware.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Officials work on NRG land deal
Town Administrator James Kern briefed the Board of Selectmen on the progress towards the purchase of the NRG land in town.
The secret is now out
About 14 years ago, a man living in Somerset offered to make a very generous donation to pay for a monument dedicated to the town's many World War II veterans.
Mass. police pay $750 ransom to computer hackers
Swansea, Mass., police said they paid a $750 ransom to hackers after the department's computer files were locked by a virus.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Cryptolocker: The evolution of extortion
The Cryptolocker Trojan is an evolution of "ransomware," not a revolutionary change from past criminal attempts to extort money from PC owners, a security expert said today.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Cardi's Furniture - Philippines Relief Drive
Cardi's Furniture - Philippines Relief Drive Sunday, November 24 8am-12pm Collection Locations: Cardi's Furniture: West Warwick- Rt.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Raises awarded to firefighters
An arbitrator has ruled that members of the Somerset firefighters' union will get three percent pay raises for Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012.
Veteran's Day celebrated in Swansea
The annual Veterans Day ceremonies drew another large crowd at the Veterans' Memorial Green on Gardners Neck Road under sunny skies and cool temperatures, Monday.