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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
New stories about Plymouth and surrounding areas.
Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted this week
There were no key votes in the Senate this week.
A couple was seriously injured in a rollover crash Thursday afternoon on Route 3.
The couple was driving on Route 3 North in Pembroke when the driver lost control of his vehicle and the 1993 Toyota pickup rolled over several times. The driver, Stephen Kendrick, 26 of Carver, and his passenger, Jessica Stark, 24 of Scituate, were both ejected from the pickup and suffered serious injuries.
Both are being treated at the South Shore Hospital.
A man and woman from Plymouth were arrested on Monday night by Braintree police and were charged with drug trafficking. The couple was found in the parking lot of the AMC 10 Theater on Grandview Road in Braintree with heroin and prescription drugs found on them. The pair was immediately arrested by Braintree police and numerous other charges, in addition to drug trafficking, are expected to be filed.
Time (and money) ran out in energy-sucking appliances rebate offer
As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles reminded consumers that yesterday, Thursday, April 22, marked the start of the Mass Save Great Appliance Exchange - a limited time, federal stimulus-funded opportunity to qualify for rebates of up to $250 per appliance on the purchase of ene
The Planning Board of Plymouth approved an initiative last week to change the zoning along Sandwich Road in Sagamore Village. The re-zoning ultimately extends a village business B-2 zone along the already heavily traveled road. Board members defended their vote by stating that the zoning request is in compliance with recent master planning. They believe that both business and residential uses can co-exist along the road.
Selectman in Plymouth this week approved $15,000 to be spent erecting a flood barrier on Federal Furnace Road in Plymouth. This street was particularly hard hit by the March and early April rain storms that engulfed the area. Although Plymouth was designated a so-called 'disaster area', funds have not been allocated to the town and help has been slow in coming. Tuesday night, Selectmen voted unanimously to purchase an aqua barrier to keep the flooded West Pond off of Federal Furnace Road.
"Is isn't whether you win or lose, it's how you lay the blame"
New Poll shows voters approve of slots at state's racetracks
John Chisholm likes sharks. A lot. That's evident with just a quick gander at the shark paraphernalia floating all over his desk. Inside his New Bedford office, the computer screen flashes photos of dor sal fins, sharp teeth and, yes, even Chief Brody from "Jaws," as Chisholm sits down to talk about his passion for the fearsome fish, which has been on the protected species list since 1997.
Reverse lower board, NRC to hold hearing on potential for severe accident
A recent siren test at the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant. Video by David Curran.
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