Dagny Ashley

New Bedford Announces Blue Lane to Connect City Pathways
NEW BEDFORD—Mayor Jon Mitchell and other city officials announced Thursday the creation of The Blue Lane, a path that will connect New Bedford like never before.
The 11-mile span will connect the HarborWalk and CoveWalk along the South End peninsula all the way across the city to the planned Ri…
Parking Downtown? Starting Saturday, There’s an App for That
This Saturday, the City of New Bedford is launching a new mobile payment app for motorists to utilize at metered parking spaces downtown.
The free MobileNOW! App can be downloaded anytime and used when parking at a meter. Tourism Director Dagny Ashley tells WBSM News it's a simple, convenient wa…
Food Truck Festival Coming to New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD - Coming this summer: the first ever New Bedford Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival.
The City's Tourism Department confirmed that about 25 restaurants on wheels will descend upon New Bedford in July, with craft beer vendors serving up their frosty beverages, as well...
Tourism Up In New Bedford In 2016
It was a banner year for tourism in New Bedford in 2016. That's from Tourism Director Dagny Ashley.
Based on preliminary figures so far, she estimates tourism in 2016 rose 13% over the previous year, with most of the visitors coming from Massachusetts and other northeast states...
Working Waterfront Festival Attracts Visitors To City Piers
New Bedford's Tourism Director says the Working Waterfront Festival is a perfect event for a September weekend in the city. The 12th annual festival was held Saturday and Sunday with hundreds of visitors showing up both days.
Among the attractions were a tugboat muster, a fisherman's fashio…