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New Bedford Regional Airport adds commercial flights to Florida

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 21, 2017 at 7:24 PM For the first time in nearly three decades, New Bedford Regional Airport will host a larger volume commercial airline. Elite Airways announced Tuesday that nonstop jet service from New Bedford to Vero Beach, Florida, would begin Dec. 16 for the holiday season. Seven flights are scheduled with tickets available […]

Polito hopes dredging can begin “in the near future”

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 20, 2017 at 3:01 AM Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito left SouthCoast last week with the notion that the region has the ability to become a juggernaut within the “blue economy.” The city’s port recently ranked as the most valuable in the country for the 17th consecutive year. But there’s more room to grow. “Dredging […]

Karyn Polito: State, SouthCoast working to ‘unleash’ region’s potential

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Nov 16, 2017 at 6:12 PM For about eight hours Thursday, the SouthCoast replaced Boston as the state’s hub for Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration.Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito led the administration’s cabinet to the region beginning with an 8 a.m. stop at the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Westport and ending with a ribbon […]

Behind the Counter: Hippo is where unique meets hip meets art

By Catherine Carter Contributing Writer Posted Nov 5, 2017 at 3:01 AM “I love watching people find the perfect present,” says Shelley Cardoos, owner of Hippo, a unique handmade gift store in downtown New Bedford. That’s easy to do, given the wide range of fun and distinctive merchandise that Cardoos stocks. Does Mom have a birthday coming up? She might […]

City’s art museum hires UMD grad as new executive director

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Nov 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM Ashley Occhino, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate, has been named as the new executive director of the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, officials announced Monday. “I’ve always found myself coming back to New Bedford again and again. There’s such a rich art community there,” said Occhino, who is in her […]

New Bedford retains title of highest valued port for 17th-straight year

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Posted Nov 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM    While Tom Brady and the Patriots work toward two consecutive championships, the Port of New Bedford achieved its 17th straight. No other port in the United States brought in more revenue in 2016 than New Bedford’s $327 million, NOAA announced Wednesday. Dutch Harbor, Alaska, finished second with $198 […]

Bay State Wind opens downtown New Bedford office in wind power bid

By Steve Urbon Nov 3, 2017 at 1:55 PM Bay State Wind officially cut the ribbon on a downtown office Thursday, joining two others in a show of confidence that New Bedford will become the hub of the wind energy business in Massachusetts. Bay State Wind is a partnership with the Danish energy firm Ørsted, formerly Danish Oil and Natural Gas, […]

New Bedford makes its pitch to impress, attract Amazon

Calling New Bedford “a city unlike any other” with its proud past and bright future, officials submitted a 40-page proposal to Amazon, as the e-commerce giant seeks a location to construct a second world headquarters. While the state included New Bedford as one of 26 Massachusetts communities in its formal proposal to Amazon, the city […]

US’ most valuable fishing port seeks $15m grant, wants to get bigger

By Jason Huffman Oct. 16, 2017 16:52 BST Ed Anthes-Washburn wants to make what is already the United States’ most valuable commercial fishing port even larger. For the second consecutive year the director of the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, has submitted an application for a grant from the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic […]

New Bedford’s Joseph Abboud perfectly suited for NBA sidelines

By Michael Bonner mbonner@s-t.com Updated Oct 16, 2017 at 10:28 AM When the NBA regular season kicks off Tuesday night, Kyrie Irving will sit in the visitor’s locker room in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena and lace up his personalized Nike sneakers for his debut with the Celtics. In the home locker room, LeBron James will have an array of footwear […]