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Alves Proposes Lottery Ticket To Help Pay For Southcoast Rail

New Bedford City Councilor David Alves wants the state to establish a lottery ticket to help raise money to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project.

Alves is proposing that the tickets be sold in Eastern Massachusetts only, but he says if state lawmakers from our region could muster the support for a statewide ticket, he wouldn't be opposed

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Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Mitchell Testifies At New England Council Hearing

Members of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council were in New Bedford Tuesday night, listening to suggestions from the community on the best ways to manage fisheries in the North Atlantic

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Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition

Conservation Project Protects 410 Acres Around Nasketucket Bay

More than 400 acres of land surrounding Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are being preserved and turned into a state park, thanks to the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the state Dept

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Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov/ Kommersant Photo via Getty Images
Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov/ Kommersant Photo via Getty Images

More Sanctions Coming Against Russia

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama will likely sign a bill slapping more sanctions on Russia by week's end.

Earnest told a briefing that the costs on Moscow will continue to increase as a result of Russian incursions in Ukraine

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

State Authorizes $1 Million For State Pier Project

The Patrick Administration is making another major investment in New Bedford, this time at the State Pier.

Rep. Wililam Straus of Mattapoisett, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation, says the state is putting up $1 million to install refrigeration in one of the State Pier warehouses

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Gas Prices Drop Again In Mass.

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have now fallen each week for the past three months.

AAA Southern New England said Monday that its weekly survey of gas stations in the Bay State found self-serve regular selling for an average of $2

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UMass Dartmouth On List Of Most Affordable Public Schools

UMass Dartmouth is one of 50 schools around the country ranked most affordable for out of state students.

The rankings come from a website, AffordableColleges.com. UMass Dartmouth ranks 17th among the 50 schools listed

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Wind Turbine Manufacturer To Locate In Seekonk, Mass

A New Hampshire-based wind turbine manufacturing company is relocating to Southeastern Massachusetts.

Aeronautica Wind will soon be moving to Seekonk near the Rhode Island line.

Founder Brian Kuhn tells WBSM News, his firm manufactures mid-sized turbines

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Set Tax Factor, Homeowners Face Increase

No one wants to raise taxes, but the Mayor's office in New Bedford is arming the City Council with information to help ease the pain.  The Council holds its annual Tax Classification meeting Tuesday night

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