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Partial Roof Collapse At Rodney Metals In South End

A New Bedford manufacturing plant lost part of its roof this weekend.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a 12-by-14 foot section of roof collapsed Sunday evening at Rodney Metals on East Rodney French Boulevard, probably because of the weight of wet snow

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Classes Resume Tuesday At ORR Junior And Senior High Schools

Classes were cancelled Monday at the Old Rochester Junior and Senior High Schools after officials feared the roof to the building had been compromised because of heavy snow.

Structural engineers inspected the roof on Monday, and gave school officials the green light to resume classes on Tuesday, February 24

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza / Facebook photo

Mayor: New Owners Looking To Bring PawSox To Providence

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says he is looking forward to working with new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to consider moving the team to a few miles south to Rhode Island's largest city.

Elorza issued a statement Monday following the announcement that Red Sox president Larry Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen purchased the Triple A baseball club for an undisclosed price

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Baker Hoping For Help From The Feds

Gov. Charlie Baker says he's been reaching out to federal officials as Massachusetts prepares to make a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of recent snowstorms.

Baker said Massachusetts has struggled with snow removal costs, coastal damage, a business slowdown, and nearly 150 structures with collapsed roofs due to the storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow across the state

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Massachusetts’ Offshore Wind Project Continues With New Bedford

New Bedford takes another step toward hosting offshore wind development projects.

The Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Abigail Hopper toured New Bedford's port and spoke with city officials on the developing program

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Mass. DPU Considers Cutting Natural Gas Rates

Southcoast residents buying natural gas through Eversource Energy will likely see a bit of a break on their next utility bill.

A press release from the energy provider says a substantial decline in natural gas prices could save customers on average about $20 per month

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Jennel Garcia EP

Jennel Garcia became a household name in 2012 when she auditioned for the second season of X-Factor USA. She made it to the live shows as a top 12 finalist. The 20-year old singer-songwriter who grew up in small town Acushnet is now doing big things

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Pawtucket Mayor: Pawtucket Red Sox To Leave City

Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien says Pawtucket's Triple A baseball club has been sold and is leaving the city.

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New Bedford Celebrates Oscar Win For “Whiplash”

The Whaling City is basking in Oscar glory this morning after "Whiplash", a film featuring New Bedford's own Nate Lang, scored three Academy Award wins.

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Credit: Old Rochester Regional School District
Credit: Old Rochester Regional School District

Roof Concerns Lead To School Cancellation

There will be no school on Monday for students at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School and Senior High School after officials became concerned that a section of the building's roof may have been compromised.

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