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Taunton is the largest city on the Connecticut River, and it is historically the first Taunton in the U.S. Taunton is notable as the birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This is city where James Naismith invented basketball, and it is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. It also holds the largest collection of Chinese cloisonné outside Asia.

Population: 150640
Local Newspapers: The Republican
Local Sports Teams: Taunton Falcons (AHL hockey) Taunton Armor (NBA Development League)
Local Colleges: Taunton College

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Towns/Cities near taunton, massachusetts : Raynham Center Middleborough Bridgewater Somerset Oakland North Dighton Norton Center

Taunton News
Officials confirm tornado touched down in Conway

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency director Kurt Schwartz and other state officials will tour the tiny town of Conway this afternoon to inspect the damage from what has been confirmed as the Bay State's first February tornado on record. The National Weather Service in Taunton confirmed late last night it was an unprecedented EF1 twister packing winds of up to 110 mph that left one person injured and cut a 5-mile path through the western Massachusetts community of less than 1,900 residents Saturday night.

California crisis brings attention to Mass. dams

While a breach in an emergency spillway on the nation's largest dam prompted more than 100,000 northern California residents to flee their homes, Massachusetts officials say they've been taking major steps over the past decade to reduce the risk of a catastrophic dam break in the Bay State. "The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Office of Dam Safety works closely with key stakeholders, such as state and federal agencies, municipalities, and private entities, to protect the public's safety," DCR spokesman Troy Wall said in an email.

Fall River police arrest Taunton man in brass knuckle attack

Police arrested a Taunton man this week who witnesses said was armed with brass knuckles when he allegedly knocked someone unconscious during an early-morning fight in Fall River. Michael Larkin, 30, of 33 Jenna Circle, is also accused of punching another person, without brass knuckles, who tried to intervene in the fight, which occurred just after midnight Tuesday in the A-1 Pizza parking lot on Rhode Island Avenue, Fall River police Lt.

Tiverton casino construction on track for July 2018 opening

Twin River Management Group is on track with what executives call an aggressive but doable timeline to open a casino in Tiverton by July 2018.  Late Tuesday, the management group was still working to secure another set of needed approvals from the town Planning Board that will allow the $75-million project to move forward.

Wave of New Bedford robberies worries merchants, patrons

NEW BEDFORD - About 6 p.m. Monday, the 19-year-old woman was going about her duties at the Subway restaurant on Coggeshall Street when suddenly, a knife-wielding man charged toward her and held the weapon in her face. "I was thinking 'Not again,'" said the woman who has been working for Subway for two years.

Friends, neighbors worry about boy caught in Taunton dumpster

She couldn't bear to discard the bag in the same dumpster where her 9-year-old neighbor was found dangling the day before, she said. "He's a really sweet boy," said Lugo's 11-year-old granddaughter Angelie Santiago, a friend of the boy who was injured.

Trending Now Boy injured when dumpster lid slams onto head, pins him

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Taunton boy seriously hurt while playing in trash container

A 9-year-old boy in Taunton lost consciousness and had to be flown to Rhode Island Hospital Sunday after he got his head stuck while playing in a trash container, police said. The child's grandmother found the boy unconscious around 12:30 p.m. at 53 L. Winslow Drive.

Warm weekend promises to melt away snow left from recent storms

A breezy, balmy weekend with clear skies should melt away much of the snow left by the recent series of storms in Greater Boston. Saturday brings sunny skies and a high of 48 degrees, which is about 9 degrees warmer than average, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.

Baha Bros to peform at Middleboro Elks

MIDDLEBORO - Winter is still with us, but to get rid of cabin fever, head to the Middleboro Elks on Saturday, March 4 for "Cabana Fever" and let loose with some beach party fun and dancing to the sounds of the Baha Bros of the Sandbar Grill in Taunton just before they head to Key West for a gig at the Margaritaville Cafe.  This special event at the Middleboro Elks, 24 High St., starts at 7 p.m. and  is presented by Middleborough Friends to benefit the Victor Sylvia Scholarship Fund.  The BaHa Brothers band was born in 1992, when friends and band mates Jay Gonsalves, Bill Strojny and Matt Wasylow decided there was a need for a beach party, "happy-hour" type band in the Cape Cod and Boston areas - a band that would be most at home playing a cocktail hour on the deck of a Cape Cod beach bar or a "booze cruise" out of Boston Harbor.

Construction pros benefiting from mild winter

But when there are cold temperatures and heavy snowfall, workers face a host of challenges. Clearing snow from worksites puts a huge dent in productivity, and frozen earth means specialized equipment is sometimes needed to dig below the frostline.

Missing wedding band found in Taunton pizza shop

TAUNTON, M.A. The search is on to find the owner of a wedding ban found in a local pizza shop on Monday. , a solid white ring, engraved with what appears to be the name Maria, and another name that is unreadable was found on the floor of the shop.

Taunton woman robbed at knifepoint in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - A 32-year-old Taunton woman was robbed at knifepoint late Monday afternoon after she parked her car in a lot on Coggeshall Street and Belleville Avenue in the city's North End, police said. The victim, who is not identified by police, was headed across the street to a nearby restaurant when she was robbed, according to Lt.

Mashpee Wampanoag gambles on Trump, despite his - Pocahontas' taunts

Even as Trump mocks Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas," the tribe still hopes his promise to make America great again includes its quest to build a casino. Tribal council chairman Cedric Cromwell is asking the Trump administration to reissue a new record of decision that reaffirms the "land into trust" designation previously approved by the Obama administration for a casino in Taunton.

Northeast in sights of another winter blast of snow, winds

The Northeast U.S. braced Sunday for a winter blast of snow and strong winds that could take the title of biggest storm of the season from one that dumped up to 19 inches of snow just days ago. Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow are possible.

NWS: SouthCoast could see 4-8" from latest storm

For a while Saturday, it looked like SouthCoast was going to dodge the worst of the latest snow bullet. But Mother Nature is nothing if not fickle and now this region is under a winter storm warning just like the rest of Massachusetts.

Boston area could get 8 inches of snow in approaching storm

A new storm is expected to hit the Boston area Sunday, leaving up to 8 inches of snow and potentially creating icy roads for the Monday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton. The weather service issued a winter storm watch for Sunday into Monday evening through the vast majority of southern New England, with snowfall expected to begin early Sunday morning in Massachusetts, the weather service said in a statement.

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