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Crapo Hill Landfill The Crapo Hill Landfill is a 152 acre landfill in Dartmouth that serves the community of Dartmouth and New Bedford. Constructed in 1994 by the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District it was the culmination of twenty years of planning and development. The facility has won numerous awards for excellence management and will provide service to the needs of the community for approximately 47 years. Dan Perry acted as counsel for the District beginning in 1983 and acted as its counsel in connection with the acquisition of the property, securing zoning, wetlands and environmental permitting including authorization to operate from theRead More →

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Corson Maritime Learning Center Over 250 people, including politicians, historic preservation advocates, community members, park staff and volunteers attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Corson Maritime Learning Center on May 16, 2008. The event was the culmination of an 11 year, $6.4 million project. The Corson Building, which is located next to the park visitor center, consists of two three-story brick structures built in 1875 and 1884. For many years the Corson Building housed Moby-Dick Marine Specialties on its first floor, a popular shopping stop for visitors to the historic district. In 1997, a devastating fire ripped through the building. The Waterfront Historic Area LeaguERead More →

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Joseph Grinnell Mansion Designed by Providence architect Russell Warren, this mansion was the first Greek revival structure built in New Bedford. It was built between 1831 and 1832 for Joseph Grinnell, a whaling merchant, manufacturer, and packet trader. Joseph also served four terms as a representative in the U.S. Congress. Joseph’s father Cornelius Grinnell, was a sea captain and privateer during the Revolutionary War. The large building was constructed using granite from the same quarry (Quincy, MA) as the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, The front of the building features full height pillars and a large portico. Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and John Quincy AdamsRead More →

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Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) is a non-profit, membership-supported organization, formed in 1971 by community members concerned about the future of Dartmouth. Over the years, DNRT has helped permanently protect nearly 5,000 acres of wetlands, wildlife habitat, farmland, forests, and scenic landscapes in Dartmouth, making it one of the most successful land trusts in the state. DNRT currently owns 1,530 acres in 52 Reserves, and stewards 37 conservation restrictions on another 1,000 acres. They also maintain 40 miles of walking trails.Read More →

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1762 Elihu Akin House The Akin House is one of the oldest houses in Dartmouth and one of a few remaining in Dartmouth which predates the Revolution. The Akin House is being conserved to serve as the region’s first Cultural Heritage Center. It will be an innovative heritage tourism site where visitors will learn about the post and beam construction of the 18th century (its architecture), the history of Dartmouth and the families who lived in the historic house.Read More →