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Hatch Street Studios: A world within a city

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Posted May 31, 2018 at 3:01 AM Alissar Najd Langworthy was at the helm of the 88-ton, 75-foot research vessel, Phoenecia for what turned out to be a four-month voyage to — and stay in — Cuba this past year. The intense experience so changed her that when she […]

Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S.

New York Times By STANLEY REED and IVAN PENN May 23, 2018 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — On the waterfront of this fabled former whaling hub, the outlines of a major new industry are starting to appear. Crews of research boats perform last-minute tuneups before heading out to map the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. A large weather […]

‘Taking it in’: Vineyard Wind wins offshore wind contract with Massachusetts

By Jennette Barnes Posted May 23, 2018 at 7:35 PM Updated May 24, 2018 at 10:09 AM Vineyard Wind has been selected for Massachusetts’ first offshore wind contract, and Deepwater Wind will receive a contract from Rhode Island based on its Massachusetts bid, state officials announced Wednesday. Together, their projects total 1,200 megawatts and establish a new industry in the region. Vineyard Wind was awarded an […]

‘We’re ready to go’: New Bedford airport gears up for next big thing

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted May 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM Updated May 21, 2018 at 6:52 PM After an Elite Airlines flight landed at New Bedford Regional Airport last winter, three administrators walked onto the runway with umbrellas. As passengers exited the plane, Airport Director Scot Servis, Assistant Director Michael Crane and Airport Commission Chairman Paul Barton shielded them from the rain. “We’re […]

Whaling Museum’s big exhibition landing in South End arts space

By Steven Froias / Contributing Writer Posted May 17, 2018 at 3:01 AM Updated May 17, 2018 at 1:29 PM In true “Greatest Showman” style, the imminent exhibition of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Grand Panorama of a Whaling Museum ’Round the World is being billed as “A Spectacle in Motion.” It is certainly going to be that — and a whole lot more. The […]

In GroundWork! exhibit Barbosa captures life through a fantastical filter

By Don Wilkinson, Contributing Writer Posted May 17, 2018 at 3:01 AM “Every dream has a name. And names tell a story. This song is your dream.” — Talking Heads “Duende” is the perfect name for the current exhibition of artwork by Tracy Barbosa. The term refers to a moment of unrepeatable excitement that originated in dance and music, but […]

A whale of a heart: Life-size model of a blue whale heart arrives at New Bedford Whaling Museum

By Jennette Barnes Posted May 3, 2018 at 7:47 PM Updated May 3, 2018 at 7:47 PM A life-size model of a blue whale heart arrived at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Thursday, all the way from New Zealand. Visitors are welcome to crawl inside the heart, which has four chambers and is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. “It’s pretty spectacular,” Chief Curator Christina […]

Bay State Wind signs agreements to build training center in New Bedford

By The Standard-Times Posted May 7, 2018 at 11:55 AM Updated May 7, 2018 at 1:58 PM Bay State Wind has signed agreements to develop a training center for future offshore wind workers in the city, the company announced Monday. Bay State Wind is a partnership between Ørsted and Eversource for an offshore wind project 25 miles off Massachusetts and 15 miles off the coast […]

William Street Neighborhood Festival is growing

Posted May 17, 2018 at 3:01 AM Spring is here and organizers are planning for this year’s 3rd annual William Street Neighborhood Festival. Set for Sept. 15, the footprint of the festival will expand this year to include Eighth Street from William to Union. Organizers are also expanding festival hours with fun on tap from noon to 6 p.m. The […]

Aquaculture next objective of New Bedford officials

By Steve Urbon Posted May 15, 2018 at 7:49 PM Updated May 15, 2018 at 7:49 PM Mayor Jon Mitchell was taking his daily run atop the hurricane barrier late last year when he had a realization: There are a lot of things one cannot do amid the huge granite blocks on the barrier’s sides. Development is out. Swimming, out. Boating, out. It defied the imagination. […]