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Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking during announcement of a new teachers contract. / Jim Phillips / TSM
Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking during announcement of a new teachers contract. / Jim Phillips / TSM

More Details On New Teachers Contract

Officials on Wednesday offered more details on a new contract agreed to by the city government and the New Bedford Educators Association.

The package is for one year, and pledges 20 hours of professional development for teachers through out the school year

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Photo from Governor's Office
Photo from Governor's Office

Gov. Patrick’s Daughter Engaged To New Bedford Woman

Gov. Deval Patrick's daughter is getting married. Patrick and his wife Diane

announced Friday that their daughter Katherine Wintersmith Patrick is engaged to Alisha Marie Lemieux of New Bedford

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Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Gas Prices Continue To Plummet

Another double-digit drop in the cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has brought prices to their lowest level in more than five years.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular fell 11 cents in the past week to an average of $2

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Getty Images

Scientists Urge Fishing Regulators to Tighten Management Plan

Scientists are urging federal regulators to go further to protect fish habitat in New England waters as the regulators finalize a long-anticipated management plan.

The New England Fishery Management Council has been working on a habitat management plan for several years and is considering a host of options

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Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg/Getty Images

A-G’s Office Investigates Santander Bank’s Auto Loan Program

The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating Santander bank's auto lending business over concerns that the company may be engaged in the type of predatory practices that, on a larger scale, led to the mortgage and financial crises

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TSM

Mass. Gas Prices Drop Again

The holidays are a little happier for Massachusetts residents who are seeing another steep drop in gas prices.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the price of a gallon of self-serve, regular dropped another 11 cents in the past week to an average of $2

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Matt Camara TSM
Matt Camara TSM

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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