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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 cloisonnÃ© outside Asia.
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
Warm thoughts: Worcester in line for record temps
The record-high temperature for Worcester won't be broken Tuesday, but it looks like the books will need an update on Wednesday, with temperatures expected to reach the mid-60s. The weather for February school vacation is more like what's expected during students' week off in April but it doesn't mean winter's ending early, explained meteorologist William Babcock from the National Weather Service in Taunton.Your View: Arguments against Stoughton rail line were always bogus
Twenty years ago it was made known that the state wished to restore the long dormant Stoughton rail line down into Taunton so that it could connect with other rail lines that were to undergo rehabilitation as part of a plan to restore commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River. Right away Raynham, Easton, and those south of the MBTA station went berserk.Florida school that was site of shooting is named for former Taunton woman
She is Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who graduated magna cum laude from Taunton High School in 1908 and went on to become a renowned author and conservationist known as the "Mother of the Everglades." Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - site of Wednesday's shooting that claimed the lives of at least 17 people - was named after this extraordinary woman, who lived to be 108 and was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1993 for her eloquent, fearless and tireless defense of the Everglades. Old Colony History Museum Executive Director Katie MacDonald said this woman who was so full of life and revered all living things can help serve as a beacon of light in the darkness at a time of terrible violence.Allegan K9 gets protective vest
The department announced Thursday that Lajki received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit from East Taunton, Massachusetts. The vest was sponsored anonymously.Norman Orrall running for state rep seat held by Keiko Orrall
Norman Orrall, town moderator, is running for the state representative seat currently occupied by his wife, Keiko, in the 12th Bristol District. "I have decided to become a candidate for the 12th Bristol district because I care deeply about the people and the communities of Berkley, Lakeville, Middleboro, and Taunton," said Norman Orrall in a news release.Fugitive arrested in Taunton during furniture fraud investigation
TAUNTON - Police say they collared a fugitive from justice this week just as he was about to take delivery of more than $14,000 worth of furniture. Taunton police detective Robert Kramer, in his report, says he was contacted Wednesday by Jordan's Furniture, whose combined corporate office and central warehouse facility is located in Liberty and Union Industrial Park.Carbon pricing proposal moving through Legislature
The bill, proposed by Sen. Michael Barrett, a Lexington Democrat and members of the Senate Global Warming and Climate Change Committee, would create a fee for fuels that contain carbon, like home heating and motor fuel. The money raised would be returned to residents and businesses in the form of rebates for adapting carbon-reducing measures.Bond bill includes Bristol Aggie, First Baptist Church projects
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the Commonwealth, including money for Bristol County Agricultural High School and the First Baptist Church. Amendments, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, and passed Thursday, provide $30 million for the renovation and construction of Bristol Aggie in Dighton and $12 million for repairs to superior court in Taunton. "These long-term capital investments help meet the health, safety and educational needs of our communities," Pacheco said in a news release.Snow arrives, will likely change to freezing rain NEW
While students across the county woke up with a snow day, residents woke up to fairly clear roads and no precipitation for hours into the morning.One person dies in Taunton house fire
The fire began at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday at a three-family home on 246 Washington St. "Heavy flames and smoke" were coming from the top floor of the three-story home when firefighters arrived, according to a statement from the fire department. Officials believe the fire began on the third floor and have not determined the cause.After a little snow, SouthCoast to see rain
SouthCoast's winter of up-and-down temperatures is continuing for the foreseeable future with occasional snow turning to rain before any significant accumulations, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton. The latest batch of precipitation is expected today with snow and sleet likely before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 2 p.m, then rain after 2 p.m., the NWS said.ABC News' 20/20 Airs On The West Coast 2/3
Can encouraging someone over text message to take his or her life get you time behind bars? Weeks after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide, Michelle Carter was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. "20/20" features an hour on this unprecedented case and the events leading up to Roy's tragic death.Coastal storm will bring snow, possible flooding
A coastal storm is expected to bring snow, sub-freezing temperatures, and slick commuting conditions in Boston and along the South Shore Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Snow began falling Monday night and is predicted to taper off around noon Tuesday, leaving behind two inches in Greater Boston and up to six inches along the South Shore, Cape Cod, and Nantucket, said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's office in Taunton.Mass. senators assembling clean energy bill
Eighteen months after Gov. Charlie Baker signed a major offshore wind and hydro power law, state senators are preparing to load up a greenhouse gas reduction bill with carbon pricing, renewable energy and climate change adaptation proposals, with plans to have an omnibus bill assembled by next week. The strategy was described Monday by Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton, who held a press conference to release the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change's report, unanimously endorsed by its five Democrats and one Republican, summarizing feedback the panel received during 10 hearings held around Massachusetts between May and September.Superintendent: Aging Bristol Aggie buildings have multiple problems
DIGHTON - Adele Sands says before stepping in last November as new superintendent of Bristol County Agricultural High School, she'd been informed that some of the buildings on campus were in rough shape. But it wasn't until she got a close-up look that she realized the extent to which those buildings had become outdated, obsolete and crowded.
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