Top stories from Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Tiverton

As we prepare to kick off a new week, let’s take a look back at the week that was. In case you missed it, here are The Herald News’ top stories from last week according to our readers.

Attention, foodies

Nearly three years after the closing of D’Angelo sandwich shop at 10 Plymouth Ave., what had been a vacant building on the small site is now a restaurant featuring a blend of Haitian and Jamaican food. There’s plenty of jerk chicken on the grill at Ket’s Empire Restaurant. Other Caribbean menu items include seasoned lamb chops; Haitian-style fried turkey and Tasso goat; a choice of meats with rice and beans; and oxtail with rice. An “ice cream bar” that will serve up both hard and soft versions of the frozen dessert is also in the works. Read more about it here.

‘Not just another chain’:Caribbean-style takeout open for business in Fall River

Clockwise from top left, comedian Conan O'Brien, producer Matt Gourley, Phil Devitt of Fall River, and co-host Sona Movsesian.

Comedy legend headed to Fall River?

Imagine comedian Conan O’Brien in a frilly Victorian dress, fleeing the murder scene at the Lizzie Borden House and rampaging through the streets of Fall River with an axe.  It might happen, thanks to Phil Devitt of Fall River. On an episode of the comedy legend’s podcast, O’Brien and his co-hosts chatted with longtime fan Devitt about his work as a tour guide at the Lizzie Borden House — and accepted Devitt’s invitation to spend the night. Read more on this story here.

‘We’ll come to Fall River’:Conan O’Brien talks Lizzie Borden, promises visit

From left, Jessica Leahey, who runs Blue Moon Massage, Tricia Tappen, owner of Mew Moon, and Danielle Botelho, owner of Leading Performance Chiropractic, stand inside the New Moon gift shop at its grand opening in November.

Holistic health center opens

If your New Year’s resolutions focus on health and self-care, you can work on new goals for the new year for a new you with a visit to Fall River’s newly opened New Moon. This hidden gem on Hartwell St. offers locals a place to relax, unwind and recharge. The holistic health collaborative — which features a gift shop with over 30 local craft vendors, massage therapy, chiropractic care, aesthetics, reiki and crystal healing, Tarot readings, guided meditation and clinical aromatherapy — offers a “one-stop shop for everybody to be able to fix their mind, body and their soul,” said owner Tricia Tappen. Read more about it here.

New year, new you:Help make resolutions stick at Fall River’s New Moon holistic center

New Durfee girls basketball coach Jeff Caron instructs some eplays to the girls during a recent practice.

Once a Topper, always a Topper

Jeff Caron wasn’t sure coaching was in the cards after he stepped away from one of Dartmouth High School’s top positions. He wanted to be a dad and watch his daughter play high school basketball. But after much consideration, Caron is right back where he belongs, coaching for his alma mater. The Durfee alumnus returns to the sidelines once again in 2021-22 as he attempts to bring the Lady Hilltoppers to respectability around the state. Read more about this story here.

Back on the sidelines:Former Durfee alumni takes over girls basketball program

SSTAR's new Integrated Primary/Behavioral Healthcare Center is located at 75 Weaver St in Fall River.

Update on SSTAR facility

For the third time, the city has denied SSTAR a building permit to construct a portion of its new Weaver Street in-patient drug treatment center. In response, SSTAR is seeking a reversal of the Zoning Board of Appeals decision to uphold the city’s building inspector’s denial for a second time. SSTAR’s most recent request is a permit that would provide for 30 treatment beds in 15 rooms on the second floor of the newly opened facility that provides integrated care of both substance abuse treatment and individual and family primary care. Read more on this story here.

Treatment center:Why SSTAR didn’t get a permit for its new drug and alcohol detox facility in Fall River