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Business Newsmaker: Three New Bedford companies in spotlight at PGA Merchandise Show

Posted Jan 21, 2018 at 3:01 AM When the PGA 2018 Merchandise Show, the industry’s annual “Major of Golf Business,” kicks off in Florida, three New Bedford companies will be prominently featured. Titleist, AHEAD and Moby Dick Brewing Co. all are Orlando-bound for the 65th annual gathering, Jan. 23-26, that welcomes more than 40,000 golf industry professionals from all 50 […]

A new generation of New Bedford artists has opened galleries, living, and work spaces

By Matt Robinson Contributing Writer Posted Jan 6, 2018 at 9:31 PM Almost 20 years ago, the UMass Dartmouth School of Visual and Performing Arts came to downtown New Bedford and with it the Whaling City’s quiet rebirth as a magnet for working artists. That seeding has now borne larger fruit over the past few years as the city has […]

Tony Sapienza proved quality clothing can be made in America

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jan 13, 2018 at 8:46 PM Updated Jan 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM Manufacturing in the United States allowed Joseph Abboud Manufacturing to be nimble in an ever-evolving world of fashion — a strength not held by foreign competitors. Decades ago Tony Sapienza shared some feelings of uncertainty with Matt Morrissey, who at the time was the executive director of […]

New Union Street building introduces hub for creative minds

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 28, 2017 at 7:49 PM Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 1:11 PM Tracy Silva Barbosa never tires of the feeling after she introduces friends to her home. They visit, look at her glass art, perhaps dine at a restaurant downtown and always leave with the same reaction. “I never knew it was so beautiful and all of this wonderful […]

Behind the Counter: Furniture maker combines art and design in function

By Catherine Carter, Contributing Writer Posted Dec 30, 2017 at 9:22 PM For all of woodworker Michael Pietragalla’s careful measuring and precise cutting, it’s what can’t be controlled that intrigues him most about the creative process. “As you work into the wood, more and more patterns and details come out of it,” he says. “It’s not planned.” This combination of […]

30 years later, Joseph Abboud looks back at his brand in New Bedford

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Dec 29, 2017 at 4:57 PM Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 5:38 PM Joseph Abboud celebrated his 30th anniversary of clothing manufacturing in the city in 2017. Abboud told stories of many smiles and some tears during the three decades. The clothing designer shared some of those moments as well as his favorite designs recently with the Standard-Times. How has […]

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 […]