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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation awards grants to non-profits

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $122,200 to 19 non-profits in SouthCoast Massachusetts at a recent ceremony at the Holiday Inn Taunton. All total, the bank presented $271,313 in grants to 40 non-profit organizations in the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River regions, as well as the Taunton/Attleboro and Pawtucket, Rhode Island […]

A ‘buzz’ surrounds New Bedford as Harbor Hotel officially opens

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Aug 1, 2018 at 6:18 PM Lauren Liss felt a buzz emitting from the city as she sat at the bar at the Harbor Hotel on Tuesday night. The CEO of MassDevelopment spent the night at the hotel to prepare for its grand opening Wednesday morning. The fresh paint, new furniture and maritime accents […]

The city that lit the world

New Bedford in BBC travel! New Bedford, Massachusetts, is a place few have heard of. But the mark it has left on the world is profound. By Mike MacEacheran 20 July 2018 On the south-eastern underbelly of the Massachusetts shoreline, overshadowed by the hook-shaped peninsula of beautiful Cape Cod and the harbour islands of Nantucket […]

‘Intense’ negotiations led to mixed-use options on State Pier

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Aug 1, 2018 at 6:09 PM Tony Cabral joked that he hoped he didn’t wake his neighbor, Mayor Jon Mitchell, when he arrived home at 3 a.m. Wednesday after the state legislature passed a bill that could bring retail shops and restaurants to the State Pier. “I heard (you), I thought it was a […]

S&G Project Gallery offers shows that encompass an entire artist

By Catherine Carter / Contributing Writer Posted Aug 3, 2018 at 8:27 PM What’s the best way to get to know an artist? If you see a painter or sculptor’s creations one at a time, in a show here and a show there, you can’t fully understand who they are or what they hope to convey. But when you see […]

Learn all you need to know about America’s longest painting, the whaling panorama in New Bedford

Posted Jul 31, 2018 at 5:54 PM Experts will give a series of lectures in August about America’s longest painting, “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ’Round the World,” which is featured in two New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibitions: “A Spectacle in Motion: The Original” and “A Spectacle in Motion: The Experience.” Chief Curator Christina Connett will speak about panoramas […]

Offshore wind power won’t raise electric bills

By Jennette Barnes Posted Aug 1, 2018 at 6:13 PM Turns out, offshore wind doesn’t have to raise your electric bills. Electricity prices for Vineyard Wind, set to become the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, will actually lower consumer electric bills by a small margin, generally 20 to 40 cents on a $100 monthly bill, according to […]

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 […]