Best stories in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Tiverton

As we prepare to kick off another week, let’s look back on the week that has been.

For farmers, inflation is making the tough job even harder, with the cost of everything from fuel to tractor parts to hay bales skyrocketing. We spoke to local farmers about their struggles.

The old Herald News building in Fall River is decorated with vibrant Portuguese tiles and pops of color as artists create new murals throughout downtown.

In other news, Madeira Feast makes its long-awaited return to New Bedford after a two-year COVID hiatus.

In addition, 16 former immigrant detainees have filed suit against Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, alleging cruel treatment and prison conditions.

But the most read stories of the week on were:

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water

For the second time in two weeks, the waters at Horseneck Beach in Westport have been closed for safety reasons.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation closed the water on Monday due to the sighting of a Portuguese man-of-war, as well as dangerous ocean conditions, including dangerous rip currents.

Earlier this month the beach was also closed after a lifeguard spotted a shark swimming close to land.

First the sharks, now this:Horseneck Beach closed again for the day after Portuguese man-of-war sighting

Atlantic Sports Bar and Restaurant in Tiverton.

Apologies not accepted

Less than a week after posting an anti-Semitic meme on its Facebook page, the Atlantic Sports Bar & Restaurant in Tiverton has taken itself off social media – but that hasn’t stopped a wave of public condemnation from amateur restaurant critics to the leaders of the local union. Jewish community.

The restaurant initially championed the image as an attempt at humor. He later deleted the image and posted “our deepest apologies to those rightfully hurt by our actions”.

Users from as far away as Vancouver, Canada, and across the country bombarded the restaurant’s Yelp page with one-star reviews and the story went viral. Many have called for a boycott of the restaurant.

The Tiverton restaurant slammed:Jewish critics and leaders denounce racist Atlantic Sports Pub meme

Work is underway at the old Fall River Police Station on Bedford Street.

Plans for old police station go ahead

New life may finally be coming to the old police station in the near future.

With the support of the city and the Fall River Preservation Society, the owner of the former Bedford Street Police Station obtained a special parking permit from the Fall River Zoning Appeal Board last week.

There are plans to redevelop the over 100-year-old structure, which has been one of the most run-down properties in the city center, into 30 to 35 “labour-rate” apartment units.

Former police station:Plans for a new apartment complex remove another hurdle

The 1930 team photo of the Fall River Marksmen.  This year's team won three national titles in the same year and sent players Billy Gonsalves and Bert Patenaude, third and fourth from left, seated, to the World Cup.

The city’s forgotten footballing heritage

A century ago, the Fall River Marksmen were one of the most dominant football teams in the country – so dominant that they are still one of the strongest professional football teams to ever play on American soil. .

Their stadium hosted 15,000 people and even surpassed the Boston Red Sox. But despite their strength, they fell into oblivion and their stadium was demolished. How did it happen? The answer is more complicated than you think.

Discover this fascinating piece of Fall River’s forgotten history and meet the people working hard to keep it alive.

Fall River Snipers:100 years ago a city football legend was born

Karl Pelletier, left, who owns Tipsy Toboggan in Fall River and runs Old Grist Mill, and Somerset's Greg Esmay, the current owner of Old Grist Mill, stand outside the historic Seekonk restaurant.

Old Grist Mill – where it’s been and where it’s going

The wheels are turning at the iconic Old Grist Mill Tavern.

No, we’re not talking about the ancient water wheel, which was once a unique feature of the instantly recognizable, centuries-old Seekonk building on the banks of the River Runnins.

A gradual change is happening behind the scenes at the iconic SouthCoast restaurant that has hosted many defining moments and family gatherings over the decades. Find out what awaits you at the restaurant.

Flagship restaurant:Fall River restaurateur wants to take over Old Grist Mill Tavern

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