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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
Tribal Government Looks At Budget Cuts

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seems to be entering a period of austerity as it awaits a ruling from the federal government regarding its reservation status. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal council chairman Cedric Cromwell wrote early this month that the tribal administration has held several staff meetings over the last months to figure out how to make cuts without affecting services to members of the tribe.

Somerset Berkley students capturing town's history in photos

Students from Somerset Berkley Regional High School got on a bus last Tuesday and went around town taking photographs of different historical places or artifacts. The photographs will be used in the Envisioning Somerset project in which the photographs will be made into large banners to be hung on buildings around town and other pictures will be used in a calendar that will be a fundraiser for the Somerset Lions Club.

SJC tosses murder conviction in - 09 strangulation death in Taunton

The state's highest court on Tuesday threw out a drug dealer's first-degree murder conviction stemming from the 2009 strangulation of an opioid supplier in Taunton, finding the defendant's rights were violated when his lawyer failed to challenge cell phone evidence at trial. The 31-page ruling from the Supreme Judicial Court granted a new trial for Aaron Morin, now 34, who was found guilty in 2012 of killing a Percocet supplier, Chad Fleming, 31, during a botched drug rip.

Beacon Hill Roll Call, Nov. 13 to 17, 2017

Senate House 155-1, Senate 37-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would give public school districts the power and flexibility to offer other English Language Learner programs in addition to or instead of the current sheltered English immersion program.

Residents, officials raise concerns about Middleboro train station

MIDDLEBORO - Selectmen and residents from Middleboro and Lakeville pressed transportation officials for answers Monday about the proposed South Coast Rail station in Middleboro, saying the state has not done a traffic study and has failed to communicate adequately with the town. "Nobody had the courtesy to tell Middleboro that we were being picked," said Allin Frawley, chairman of the Middleboro Board of Selectmen.

More Benny's stores to close on Friday

Stores slated for closing this week are located in Fall River, Plymouth, and Dennisport, Massachusetts, along with the store on Atwood Avene in Cranston, R.I., the company announced Thursday. Five Benny's stores will remain open, the company said.

Richmond Police K-9 receives donated body armor

Max has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Max's handler is Officer Zach Taylor, one of three K-9 handlers in the department, with officers Austin Lipps and Scott Glover. Max has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department".

Joe Renaud's 1956 Chevy has the Right Vibe

One of the greatest questions presented in an advertising campaign for a movie has to be from the iconic film American Graffiti when they asked, "Where were you in 1962?". Even though the movie took place in California its vibe translated to every state and small town across America where cars and culture were in their absolute prime driven by teens moving onto adulthood.

Attempted murder suspect will be arraigned

A local man wanted for attempted murder is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges next month, court records show. Alfred A. Craven, 48, whom Vermont State Police said fled the state after the Sept.

Taunton machete attacker faces judge

TAUNTON, M.A. A man arrested for stabbing a female and her pit bull with a machete is being held without bail following a dangerousness hearing Wednesday afternoon. Thomas Vargas, 45, of Taunton was held without bail for up to 120 days in connection to endangerment of a woman and her dog in September.

City's art museum hires UMD grad as new executive director

Ashley Occhino, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate, has been named as the new executive director of the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, officials announced Monday. "I've always found myself coming back to New Bedford again and again.

Dual bills

The state Senate is expected to debate a bill next week that would put a spotlight on climate adaptation and allow the state to buy environmentally vulnerable properties, days after the House of Representatives passed its own climate-change bill, which was criticized by a local lawmaker. The Senate's bill, which was amended this week, would mandate that each state agency draft a comprehensive adaptation management action plan for climate change, and would create an advisory commission to oversee the process.

Auto-Darkening Filter Provides Large Viewing Area

The X540V auto-darkening filter from ArcOne has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9-13, grind and delay, TIG rating of 10, four sensors and an Xtreme viewing area of 12.6 in. The X540V auto-darkening filter from ArcOne has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9-13, grind and delay, TIG rating of 10, four sensors and an Xtreme viewing area of 12.6 in.

October 2017 was second warmest on record in Worcester

Still-growing lawns need to be mowed, some gardens still have pepper-laden plants that have been untouched by frost, and cherry tomatoes were still turning red Sunday on a second-floor deck of a home in the Burncoat area of Worcester. Figures compiled by the National Weather Service in Taunton show October 2017, with a mean average temperature of 58 degrees, was the second warmest October on record.

Witty dialogue marks Gurney's 'Cocktail Hour' at Alley Theatre

A.R. Gurney's play "The Cocktail Hour," produced by Theatre One Productions, comes to the Alley Theatre, 133 Center St., Middleboro, Nov. 10 for two weekends. The play displays witty observations about a society that regards psychiatry as an affront to good manners, underpaid hired help as a birthright and the selling of blue-chip stocks as a first step to Marxism.

Coast Guard warns of heavy rain, wind

AUTUMN AIR: Kite surfers Andrew Griesinger, above, enjoys the unseasonable warm weather yesterday. The Coast Guard is warning the forecast for tonight into tomorrow could be dangerous.

Spring rains, dry September put damper on foliage

Foliage experts say a number of factors are teaming up to make this fall one of the more lackluster seasons in several years. Warmer than average temperatures for the past two months and dry weather - at least until this week when about five inches of rain fell - after a wet spring that caused the formation of leaf color sapping fungi are among the big factors.

Frightful weather is headed our way

The National Weather Service in Taunton is warning that a potentially "impressive storm" is headed our way Sunday night into Monday. Moderate to heavy rain on the order of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts will fall on all of southern New England Sunday through Sunday night, with the east slopes of the Berkshires seeing the most rain.

Lakeville's swap shop offers a second life to unwanted items

LAKEVILLE - The Swap Shop at the Lakeville transfer station, opened in late August to divert unwanted but still usable goods from the waste stream, has proved to be a limited success during the first two months of operation. The "recycling" opportunity, successful in other area communities, allows transfer station sticker holders to drop off items that still have some useful life in them, and pick something free of charge that might be of use to them.

Barnstable Town Notes

The Special Operations unit of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office provided information that helped lead to the weekend arrest of Thomas Vargus in the small hamlet of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Vargus, 45, has been on Massachusetts State Police's "Most Wanted" list since allegations that on Sept.

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