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New Bedford Regional Airport Receives Face Lift

After five years and $30 million in projects, renovations to the New Bedford Regional Airport are finally complete.

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Pilot, Distracted By Bee, Slides Along Runway

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A pilot distracted by a bee in the cockpit forgot to lower his landing gear and did a "belly slide" down the runway at the New Bedford Regional Airport.

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT
New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

Airport Runways To Close Next Week

The runways at the New Bedford Regional Airport will be closed next week because of construction at the airport.

The Mayor's Office says the closures will begin Monday night at 9 and will continue until July 18th

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Photo from MassDOT

FAA Awards Grant To New Bedford Regional Airport

New Beford is receiving $800,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to support work at the New Bedford Regional Airport. Its one of 14 grants awarded to Massachusetts airports.

The grant was announced Monday by the Congressional Delegation

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New Airport Manager On The Job

The new Manager for the New Bedford Regional Airport was announced at Thursday night's City Council meeting.  Erick D'Leon has years of experience with airport management and is excited to be here in New Bedford

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Photo from Boston Herald

Marine’s Family Requests Only Family And Friends Attend Funeral

The family of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriquez is requesting that only family members and close friends attend his funeral Monday at the First Congregational Church in Fairhaven.

In a statement released Saturday, the family said the support and love for Matthew has been amazing, but because of the size of the church, they are limiting seating to immediate friends and family

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TSM - Fairhaven residents line up on Center Street, near Rodriquez' home.
TSM - Fairhaven residents line up on Center Street, near Rodriquez' home.

Southcoast Honors Fallen Marine

 

 

A sad homecoming on Thursday as the remains of Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez of Fairhaven return to Massachusetts.  The 19-year-old U.S. Marine was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan last week. 

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FAA Delays Closing Of Air Control Towers

The Obama administration is delaying the closing of 149 airport control towers until mid-June in order to deal with legal challenges.

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New Bedford Airport To Lose Air Traffic Controllers On April 7

The City of New Bedford is working on "Plan B" to replace air traffic controllers who are losing their job on April 7. 

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

Sequester Could Impact New Bedford’s Airport

The New Bedford Regional Airport is bracing itself for the sequester of automatic spending cuts in the federal budget.

Airport Manager Thomas Vick says the airport is on the list of control towers that may have to cease operations as $85-billion is slashed

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