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Allegedly Drunk Boater Charged with OUI, Assault on Fairhaven Harbormaster

A Lakeville man has been arrested after allegedly operating a boat while drunk and assaulting a public employee.

New Bedford Police say they received a call from the Fairhaven Harbormaster Thursday night, who said a small fishing vessel headed north towards the hurricane barrier did not have his running lights on and was failing to stop...

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Photo courtesy of Frank C. Grace/Trig Photography
Photo courtesy of Frank C. Grace/Trig Photography

New Owner Will Face Challenge With Butler Flats Plan

With the report that the new owner of the Butler Flats Lighthouse was touring the property this week, it appears the Texas businessman’s plan is to turn the 118-year-old lighthouse into a bed and breakfast.

It’s a plan that has already worked out well at another SouthCoast lighthouse, but there’s no guarantee Butler Flats will have a similar outcome.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Has Laundry List of Priorities Before Southcoast Rail

With Southcoast Rail's future still cloudy, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the State could focus on other housekeeping items in the interim...

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

Mayor Calls for NOAA Lab in New Bedford Harbor

With the possibility of NOAA Fisheries relocating its Northeast Fisheries Scince Center out of Woods Hole, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell will happily welcome the new lab to the city's harbor.

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Rendition of proposed State Pier planning | courtesy of Sasaki Associates, Inc
Rendition of proposed State Pier planning | courtesy of Sasaki Associates, Inc

New Uses For City’s Waterfront Still Up For Debate

Dozens of people shared their ideas about what to do with some key sites on the city's waterfront during a waterfront land use planning meeting Wednesday night at the Waypoint Event Center.

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Sagres at State Pier

S.T.S. Sagres Arrives In New Bedford

The city of New Bedford welcomed the Portuguese tall-ship Sagres Wednesday morning.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell and other local leaders at press conference for the arrival of MV Thorco Svenborg - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell and other local leaders at press conference for the arrival of MV Thorco Svenborg - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Welcomes First Vessel

New Bedford's Marine Commerce Terminal welcomed its first guest as the MV Thorco Svengorg arrived Monday afternoon.

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

City Council Appoints Harbormaster After Some Debate

The City Council appointed a Cape Cod native as the city's first harbormaster since 2012 with an 8-3 vote Thursday night.

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TSM
TSM

New Bedford BP Zoo Seals Undergo Surgery

A couple of animals at the Buttonwood Park Zoo have undergone surgery.

The Zoo's two harbor seals, Yellow and Blue, underwent surgery last week to improve their vision and overall eye health...

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Kerry Winterson/Facebook
Kerry Winterson/Facebook

Ice In New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor Poses Serious Risk To Mariners

There may be a lot of snow on the land, but the ice is also building up in our waterways.

The Coast Guard dispatched an ice-breaker vessel to New Bedford and Buzzards Bay to help diffuse the problem...

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