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Bay State Wind pledges $1 million to BCC if it wins contract

By Jennette Barnes Posted Dec 20, 2017 at 7:38 PM Bay State Wind has committed $1 million to Bristol Community College for wind-energy training in New Bedford, contingent upon Bay State Wind winning a contract for an offshore wind farm. The money would support a faculty member in wind energy, BCC’s first-ever endowed faculty position in any field, BCC President Laura […]

Amazon bid shows new perspective on New Bedford

By Beverly Ford / Contributing writer Posted Dec 16, 2017 at 8:31 PM Don’t count us out. That’s the message New Bedford’s civic leaders are sending as internet sales giant Amazon mulls over a proposal to site its second headquarters on a municipal golf course in this port city. “Nobody should be under the illusion we’re the odds-on favorite,” Mayor […]

Officials seeking public’s ideas for underused New Bedford port areas

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 8, 2017 at 7:18 PM Even with New Bedford already ranked by NOAA as the most valuable port in the United States, generating more than $325 million in revenue last year, there’s still room to grow. That’s the word from Derek Santos, executive director of the Economic Development Council, and Ed Anthes-Washburn, executive director […]

Area native Margo Saulnier to oversee New Bedford’s Cultural Plan

By Jonathan Carvalho, APR Office of the Mayor jcarvalho@newbedford-ma.gov New Bedford has selected area native Margo Saulnier to serve as the Cultural Coordinator for the city’s arts and culture community, overseeing the development and implementation of New Bedford’s Cultural Plan. In recent years, New Bedford’s reputation has grown as the center for arts in the […]

New Bedford Regional Airport adds commercial flights to Florida

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 21, 2017 at 7:24 PM For the first time in nearly three decades, New Bedford Regional Airport will host a larger volume commercial airline. Elite Airways announced Tuesday that nonstop jet service from New Bedford to Vero Beach, Florida, would begin Dec. 16 for the holiday season. Seven flights are scheduled with tickets available […]

Polito hopes dredging can begin “in the near future”

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 20, 2017 at 3:01 AM Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito left SouthCoast last week with the notion that the region has the ability to become a juggernaut within the “blue economy.” The city’s port recently ranked as the most valuable in the country for the 17th consecutive year. But there’s more room to grow. “Dredging […]

Karyn Polito: State, SouthCoast working to ‘unleash’ region’s potential

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Nov 16, 2017 at 6:12 PM For about eight hours Thursday, the SouthCoast replaced Boston as the state’s hub for Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration.Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito led the administration’s cabinet to the region beginning with an 8 a.m. stop at the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Westport and ending with a ribbon […]

Behind the Counter: Hippo is where unique meets hip meets art

By Catherine Carter Contributing Writer Posted Nov 5, 2017 at 3:01 AM “I love watching people find the perfect present,” says Shelley Cardoos, owner of Hippo, a unique handmade gift store in downtown New Bedford. That’s easy to do, given the wide range of fun and distinctive merchandise that Cardoos stocks. Does Mom have a birthday coming up? She might […]

City’s art museum hires UMD grad as new executive director

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Nov 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM Ashley Occhino, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate, has been named as the new executive director of the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, officials announced Monday. “I’ve always found myself coming back to New Bedford again and again. There’s such a rich art community there,” said Occhino, who is in her […]

New Bedford retains title of highest valued port for 17th-straight year

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM    While Tom Brady and the Patriots work toward two consecutive championships, the Port of New Bedford achieved its 17th straight. No other port in the United States brought in more revenue in 2016 than New Bedford’s $327 million, NOAA announced Wednesday. Dutch Harbor, Alaska, finished second with $198 […]