January marks Fall River's worst month for COVID spread

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Student Emma Low self-administers a swab on Feb. 26 as part of a pooled COVID-19 testing program at Nock-Molin Middle School in Newburyport.
Student Emma Low self-administers a swab on Feb. 26 as part of a pooled COVID-19 testing program at Nock-Molin Middle School in Newburyport.

After last week’s record-breaking barrage of new COVID cases, Fall River’s weekly total dipped slightly — but it's still too early to tell if this small reduction in COVID cases means the winter wave has hit its peak. Read our story to see where Greater Fall River cases and vaccination numbers stand now.

When it comes to long-distance running, these girls are the best in the business in Greater Fall River. The Herald News is pleased to announce the 2021 Girls Cross Country All-Scholastic teams from area high schools. See which standouts made this year's list here.

A rare red-headed midwesterner has graced South Dartmouth. Birdwatchers are flocking to the Lloyd Center for the Environment and its grounds to catch a glimpse of the rare red-headed woodpecker — a visitor that some say hasn’t been seen in this region in 40 years. Read more on this story here.

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This article originally appeared on The Herald News: January marks Fall River's worst month for COVID spread

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