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SouthCoast Today – Our View: Dredge the Port of New Bedford to 30 feet

Fairhaven selectmen this week added their voices to the growing chorus looking for New Bedford Harbor to be dredged to its authorized depth. Dredging to the authorized depth of 30 feet would open the port to more vessels and activity, and would allow the construction of more maritime infrastructure. It would bring millions of dollars […]

Sales pitch contest a big night for aspiring local entrepreneurs

Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 9:24 PM Updated Apr 22, 2017 at 9:48 PM By Steve Urbon NEW BEDFORD — It was semi-chaos Thursday evening in the basement cafeteria of the Global Learning Charter Public School as about two dozen budding entrepreneurs and their families and supporters joined in a “pitch contest” sponsored by EforAll, a Lowell-based organization whose goal is to nurture entrepreneurs in […]

Educators, legislators urge larger share of state aid for education

Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 2:01 AM By Katie Lannan, State House News Service BOSTON — Educators, parents and lawmakers are urging support for a bill that would update the state’s school funding formula to send more money to districts, highlighting the bill’s backing from a variety of different groups from across the state. “This is the largest, most diverse […]

CoveWalk officially opens on New Bedford’s South End

Posted Apr 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell welcomed back state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack about a year and a half after their first discussion of the CoveWalk. Pollack returned Wednesday to New Bedford with Gov. Charlie Baker to witness the fruits of the state’s $5 million investment […]

Refurbished Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home opens in New Bedford

Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 7:01 PM By Steve Urbon NEW BEDFORD — Visitors to the Whaling Museum had a pleasant surprise waiting for them when they bought their tickets Friday: Tickets may have gone up a dollar to $17, but that extra dollar bought them admission to the “soft” opening day of the refurbished Seamen’s Bethel and […]

Bloomberg: Gigantic wind turbines signal era of subsidy-free green power

Posted Apr 23, 2017 at 2:01 AM By Jessica Shankleman, Brian Parkin and Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time. Manufacturers led by Siemens are working to almost double the capacity of the […]

Mitchell believes an innovation district would bring the best, brightest to SMAST

NEW BEDFORD — A plot extending roughly 300 feet along Rodney French Boulevard in the South End will be the site of the “innovation district” that Mayor Jon Mitchell announced last week during his State of the City address. The land extends south toward the wastewater treatment plant for about 200 feet. While it’s not […]

Birth of a new base industry in New Bedford

It took a century for the epicenter of the whaling industry to shift from Nantucket to New Bedford, and it took half a century for whaling to give way to textiles here. Things happen a lot faster now, thanks to technology, instant communications and global competition, and by the time this decade is over, the […]