Mina Corpuz, The Taunton Gazette

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The Taunton Gazette

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Recent articles by Mina:

Raynham resident shows support to police, fire departments through food donation, letters

RAYNHAM — Lana Sartre handed off large containers full of grab-and-go food and drinks to the police and fire departments with a simple message in mind: to show support. The town resident said she donated the food, drink and letters of appreciation on Friday as a way to say thanks for their service in town and to her own family. "I want them to know they are supported and want others to do the… → Read More

Area hospitals taking cautious approach to resuming 'normal' procedures

The region's hospitals will exercise caution to ease emergency procedures that have been in place for months as they have refocused to treat coronavirus → Read More

Raynham Fire Department extinguishes early morning blaze at 2 Jerks BBQ restaurant

RAYNHAM — Firefighters extinguished a grease fire that broke out at a BBQ restaurant early Thursday. They were called to 2 Jerks BBQ on Broadway at about 12:30 a.m. for reports of smoke coming from the building and an activated fire alarm, according to the Raynham Fire Department. Initial investigation found that the fire started when excess grease from a meat smoker ignited, according to the… → Read More

Easton yarn shop owner gets crafty to stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic

EASTON — Running a local yarn shop was enough of a challenge before the coronavirus pandemic, said owner Elizabeth Alach. Auntie Zaza's Fiber Works has faced challenges from internet sellers. Now, the virus has introduced disruptions in the supply of yarn, work with fiber businesses around the country and decreased sales. Despite that, Alach remains hopeful about her store and how it can serve… → Read More

'Give people a piece of mind' — Coronavirus antibody testing now available in Raynham, on South Shore

RAYNHAM — For some who experienced flu-like symptoms shared with COVID-19, they may have wondered whether their sickness was from the virus, but weren't able to get tested to confirm. Those who recovered can now visit six urgent care centers to find out whether they were exposed to the coronavirus and formed antibodies to fight the virus. "We really wanted to give people a piece of mind ... and… → Read More

Nurses: Raynham nursing home with 15 coronavirus deaths has failed to provide 'safe' environment

RAYNHAM — As the Life Care Center of Raynham deals with an outbreak of the coronavirus at its facility, several current and former nurses say work → Read More

'The best wedding story ever' — couple marries in Bridgewater wearing masks, gloves during coronavirus crisis

BRIDGEWATER — When Jon and Lydia Taros look back on their wedding, what might stand out are their patterned face masks and green rubber gloves. The → Read More

Nurses union: Taunton, Brockton Steward hospitals not supporting staff during coronavirus outbreak

A nurses union representing health care workers at eight Steward Health care hospitals including in Brockton and Taunton has criticized the company for a → Read More

COVID-19 Spike Could Leave Brockton Hospitals Short on Beds

In Massachusetts, there could be as many as 100,600 people with severe or critical symptoms, including nearly 23,000 people who are 60 or older, according to estimated infection rates by USA TODAY. → Read More

COVID-19 Spike Could Leave Brockton Hospitals Short on Beds

In Massachusetts, there could be as many as 100,600 people with severe or critical symptoms, including nearly 23,000 people who are 60 or older, according to estimated infection rates by USA TODAY. → Read More

Should Greater Taunton schools stock bathrooms with free feminine hygiene products?

For a middle or high school student in East Bridgewater, a trip to the bathroom that might usually take a few minutes can stretch to 15 minutes if that → Read More

Closer to home: Bridgewater firefighter training facility puts ‘full services within reach’

BRIDGEWATER — What once served as an alcohol and substance abuse treatment center is showing signs of a new purpose. Fourteen recruits from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy began training at the former site in mid-January and will be the first to graduate from the Department of Fire Service’s newest training facility. “This would put our full services within reach of our six southeastern… → Read More

'Bad' pet drawing requests pour in for Brockton animal shelter fundraiser

The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts has raised $850 for its emergency medical fund → Read More

Got to get that gecko -- Bridgewater State professor's quest for new species has led him all the way to Sri Lanka

Associate Professor Thilina Surasinghe is excited about the contribution the team is making to science → Read More

After months of urging Senate to take action, Taunton senator lauds passage of climate change bills

After months of urging the Senate to take action, state Sen. Marc Pacheco lauded the passage of a package of bills that address climate change. "We have been fighting hard to attain consensus in the Senate, House, and the executive branch to bring about bold action on this issue for quite some time," said Pacheco, a Taunton Democrat whose district includes Bridgewater, Middleboro, and Raynham.… → Read More

German shepherd jumps fence to bite 80-year-old Raynham man, his pet dog

RAYNHAM — A German shepherd that jumped over a fence last week and bit a man and his dog has been quarantined, officials say. The shepherd left its yard on Reid Street Thursday afternoon and went to a nearby home on Ward Street where an 80-year-old man was walking a small dog in his yard. After jumping the fence, the shepherd knocked over the man and bit him on the hand and forearm. The dog also… → Read More

Candlelight vigil honoring 2-year-old Whitman girl to be held Sunday

The toddler was found unresponsive in an apartment last month, and her mother has been charged in connection with her death. → Read More

Widow of Middleboro EEE victim: ‘I don’t want another family to go through this’

Jeff was 52 when he died, leaving behind his wife, two teenage children, parents, siblings, and other family members. → Read More

Brockton teen finds 23 half siblings through genetic testing

Abigail Murphy, 19, thought she was an only child. Now she is getting to know some of her half siblings. → Read More

Firefighter to remain on duty despite charges

DEVENS -- A firefighter with an open assault and battery case in Lowell District Court has been allowed to work for the Devens Fire Department, according to MassDevelopment. → Read More