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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

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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Top-Earning State Employees Dwarf Governor’s Paycheck

An advisory board recommends increasing the Massachusetts governor's annual pay to $250,000 while also giving sizable raises to other statewide officials and top legislative leaders.  The Special Advisory Commission on Public Compensation says the governor's pay should increase from $151,800 to $185,000 plus a new, yearly $65,000 housing allowance

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Protesters Asked To Leave Walmart In Dartmouth

There were protests Friday at Walmart stores around the country....including the Walmart in Dartmouth.

The protesters say they're in support of Walmart employees, and want the retail giant to pay its workers $15-an hour, and give them the opportunity for a full-time schedule

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Updates From Ferguson, Missouri

Here's the latest from Ferguson, Missouri.
The attorneys for Michael Brown's parents are blaming the prosecutors for a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who killed the teen. Anthony Gray claims the testimony of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson didn't match the evidence, but that prosecutors didn't challenge him

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New Bedford Chamber President To Leave In January

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Roy Nascimento is leaving his post in New Bedford for a job directing the North-Central Mass. Chamber of Commerce.

Nascimento says his eight years in New Bedford have been exciting and rewarding

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Offshore Leasing Set For January

An auction date has been set for wind energy leases to develop more than 742,000 acres off the Massachusetts coast.

The sale is set for Jan. 29. It's the largest auction for commercial offshore wind energy leases

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Mass. Regulators Want to Limit How Much Gamblers Spend At Casinos

Casino companies are voicing strong concerns about a plan by state gambling regulators to limit the time and money gamblers spend at casinos.

Representatives from Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming all said they support finding innovative ways to prevent gambling addiction

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