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Milhench Supply celebrates 85 years in New Bedford

By Steve Urbon Updated Sep 28, 2017 at 8:06 PM President Heike Milhench has told many times the 85-year history of her family’s company, Milhench Supply Co. in the city’s business park. The story is a lesson in remaining adaptable to changes in markets and changes in the economy. And Thursday, the company celebrated with an Oktoberfest on the lawn under […]

Jon Mitchell leads nation’s mayors into future of clean energy

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Updated Sep 15, 2017 at 7:27 PM Mayors from around the nation stood behind Jon Mitchell on Friday as he concluded the two-day summit on smart cities and energy technologies held here. As the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy Policy Committee, Mitchell lauded New Bedford’s clean energy achievements as well as those […]

Tech meets fish: Port of New Bedford launches ‘Ocean Cluster’

By Jennette Barnes Updated Sep 21, 2017 at 6:32 PM If every part of a fish were used for high-value products, the New Bedford fishing industry could make more money from fewer fish. That kind of innovation is what’s behind a new effort by New Bedford Harbor Development Commission to serve as a matchmaker for technology companies and the fishing industry. […]

Chronicle WCVB5 abc: New Bedford Renewal

On Thursday, September 7th, 2017 the Chronicle aired a program called New Bedford Renewal. We hope you take a few moments to enjoy the clips. City leaders and their partners have been hard at work on all fronts: Public Safety, Education, Economic Development, Community Development, Alternative Energy, and Quality of Life. We hope you enjoy […]

Business Newsmakers: Darn It! Inc once again taps Beaumont Solar to nearly double their existing solar system

Posted Aug 13, 2017 at 2:01 AM NEW BEDFORD — Beaumont Solar, a leading, full-service solar developer and Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) company, and Darn It! Inc., a family-operated distribution and refurbishment business located in New Bedford, have partnered once again on a successful solar installation. Back in 2011, Darn It! Inc. President Jeff Glassman selected Beaumont Solar to […]

Federal approval for Bay State Wind seen as ‘huge step’

By Jennette Barnes Posted Jul 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM NEW BEDFORD — Bay State Wind has installed three meteorological buoys south of Martha’s Vineyard for a proposed offshore wind project after receiving the nation’s first federal approval to do so June 29. A pair of 11-by-21-foot yellow platform buoys measure wave and wind speeds. A third buoy, round and about […]

With FAA 139 certification, more commercial airlines will follow

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jul 5, 2017 at 7:42 PM NEW BEDFORD— A pair of propeller-powered planes parked on the runway behind Jon Mitchell on Wednesday. Another buzzed over the mayor’s head as he announced the game-changing impending arrival of commercial airlines at the city airport. Propeller-power planes will be sharing runways with jet engines soon as the […]

Vineyard Wind to celebrate opening of New Bedford office

By Jennette Barnes Posted Jun 25, 2017 at 7:39 PM NEW BEDFORD — Offshore wind energy developer Vineyard Wind, which opened a New Bedford office in the Bank of America building in the spring, will hold a ribbon cutting and reception June 29. Vineyard Wind is one of three developers vying to build the first utility-scale wind-power project off the […]

Candleworks to house new Bristol County Savings Bank branch

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Posted Jun 29, 2017 at 4:48 PM NEW BEDFORD — Bristol County Savings Bank is set to have its third branch in the city in the historic Candleworks Building. “We’ve been looking in the area in downtown for years,” said Patrick Murray, bank president and CEO. The bank had a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday morning at the […]