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Fall River Newspaper Leaving Fall River Office for New Bedford

January 8, 2020

The Fall River Herald News is planning to sell its headquarters in downtown Fall River and move to the office of The Standard Times of New Bedford, which is owned by the same company.

The office at 207 Pocasset Street in Fall River, which has a scissor-gate elevator, is on the market.

The daily newspaper announced the forthcoming move in an email message to subscribers on Wednesday, January 8, saying that the company plans eventually to rent a smaller space in Fall River for reporters and editors:

Here’s what’s not happening:  We’re not shutting down, we’re not merging with another news outlet and we’re not taking any attention off the important reporting we do here in the city and surrounding towns. Our newsroom team will remain fully committed to bringing you the information you need when you need it. Being 15 miles to the east doesn’t alter our mission — it just gives us some desk space to assemble all the info we gather in Fall River. Rest assured, you’ll continue to see our reporters in city hall, in court and out and about at the events that define our communities.