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New bakery brings artisan pastry to New Bedford

Posted Jan 21, 2017 at 5:41 PM Brandon Roderick was already a city-boy-made-good before he opened New Bedford’s newest bakery on Dec. 30, but until he found baking, the 27-year-old was taking his hard work in the wrong direction. He remembers vividly the moment when he decided he would cook for a living. He was a junior studying for a […]

New Bedford leads nation in jobless rate decline

Posted Jan 9, 2017 at 1:19 PM NEW BEDFORD – This city leads the nation in dropping unemployment, according to statistics released Monday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. From November of 2015 to November of 2016 the unemployment rate in New Bedford saw a decline of 2.8 percentage […]

Morrissey, Haddad honored for work on behalf of offshore wind

The selection of Deepwater Wind Vice President Matthew Morrissey and state Rep. Patricia Haddad, D-Somerset, as SouthCoast Man and Woman of the Year is recognition not only of the  duo’s great work on offshore wind, but also of the collaborative and consistent approach needed to build the new industry. Morrissey and Haddad deserve great credit for […]

State decisions, not Donald Trump, will drive offshore wind

President-elect Donald Trump wants Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a friend of the fossil fuel industry, as his Energy Department secretary. What does that mean for renewable energy sources like offshore wind? Energy policy under the Obama administration has meant a commitment to renewable sources like onshore and offshore wind to combat climate change, which Trump […]

New Bedford named state’s most creative community

By Jennette Barnes New Bedford has been named the most creative community in the state by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The council honored New Bedford with a 2017 Commonwealth Award for “providing sustained leadership, funding, and infrastructure to the places where art and culture are presented, and where artists live and work, providing a model […]

Learn what offshore wind means for New Bedford

Events are happening so quickly as  the new US offshore wind industry begins to take shape that it’s hard to keep up. It’s harder still to know what is happening here in New Bedford, which will be home port for much of the work as the industry builds out. Just what will happen here, when will it […]

Deepwater Wind leading the way on offshore wind

Deepwater Wind, whose five-turbine wind farm off Block Island will come online this month, is moving quickly to establish itself as the early industry leader in the United States. It’s one of three offshore wind developers expected to bid to build the first industrial-scale wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. Deepwater Wind also is opening […]

Massachusetts, RI, NY…where’s next for offshore wind?

As most probably know, the first offshore wind farm tone built in the United States is located just a few miles off the coast of Block Island. But now that Deepwater Wind has finished building that five-turbine project and is supplying electric power at a fraction of what it previously was costing Block Islanders, where will […]

Open Studios on Hatch Street draw big crowd

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Hatch Street Studios held its winter Open Studios over the weekend, and it was the most well-attended one they’ve ever had, artists said. New Bedford has been ranked the 7th most artistic city in America by Atlantic Monthly and artists said they think their art might be reaching wider audiences. “We’ve […]