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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 […]

Can offshore wind revive America’s ports? This town hopes so

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Monday, June 19, 2017 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — This salt-caked fishing port has been flush with wind prospectors ever since Massachusetts legislators passed a law for massive wind development in the shallow waters south of Martha’s Vineyard. Ed Anthes-Washburn, a local port official, estimates he gives five harbor tours […]

State official calls new business park at Whaling City Golf Course ‘a no-brainer’

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jun 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM Updated Jun 13, 2017 at 10:18 PM NEW BEDFORD — Jay Ash, the state’s housing and economic development secretary, looked out Tuesday upon the driving range at Whaling City Golf Course. He squinted to see the farthest distance marker at 265 yards. “How many tries to hit it that far?” the imposing secretary […]

Purchase of 107-year-old New Bedford mill could spark investment in South End

By Michael Bonner / mbonner@s-t.com Posted Jun 16, 2017 at 7:04 PM NEW BEDFORD — The Cove Walk in the South End has a new neighbor. Jacinta Murphy bought the 500,000-square-foot mill that houses New Bedford Antiques at the Cove among about 60 businesses in the unit on May 30 for $1.5 million. “We are thrilled to commence much needed […]

New Bedford police start ‘Walk and Talk’ to strengthen community relations

By Wesley Sykes / wsykes@s-t.com Posted Jun 15, 2017 at 7:45 PM NEW BEDFORD — Police Chief Joe Cordeiro made his way down Acushnet Avenue on Thursday afternoon, stopping to talk to people on the streets and store owners. He shook hands. He flashed a smile and struck up small-talk conversations — some in Portuguese, some in Spanish, others in […]