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Photo - Poyant employees constructing "Blue Bug" sign in New Bedford

Poyant Signs Marks 75 Years In Business

 

A business mainstay in New Bedford is celebrating its 75th anniversary. 

Maurice Poyant opened the Artcraft Sgin Company in 1938. 

In the 1950's, he changed the name of the company to Poyant Signs. 

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Poor Air Quality Alert Issued For Southern New England

Environmental officials are predicting unhealthy air quality for coastal areas of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island due to ground-level ozone.

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tsm - New Bedford fishing boats

New England Fishermen, Politicians Rally Against Cuts

New England fishermen and their political allies have rallied at a Boston fish pier to make an urgent call for relief from devastating cuts in fish catch limits.

As of May 1, fishermen who chase bottom-dwelling groundfish face cuts that fishermen say will destroy the industry

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Snow Falling Across New England – How Much Snow Did Massachusetts Get?

Yes, winter is still here despite all the spring fever we might be having. This latest storm has dumped heavy wet snow on the Southcoast, but the rest of Massachusetts is getting hit hard.

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Union, Stop & Shop Reach Tentative Agreement

No strike as union reps reach a tentative agreement with Stop & Shop Supermarkets.

According to the Boston Herald, presidents of five chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union reached the agreement at 4am Monday morning, four hours after the deadline.

The contract now goes for legal review, and ratification meetings will be set up with workers.

Some 40,000 Stop & Shop employees a

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Dougerino,flickr

Hikers Could Be Charged For Their Own Rescue in New Hampshire

If you get lost in New Hampshire's mountainous backwoods, House Bill 256 will require you to pay the expenses of the rescue!

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Blizzard of 2013 Not That Bad For Some Areas

Federal statistics show the snowstorm that walloped the Northeast with more than 3 feet in some places didn't add up to being that bad.

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Drastic Cuts Considered for New England Fishermen

The news continues to be terrible for New England fishermen hoping to avoid a huge reduction in their catch limits in 2013.

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Now That The Patriots Are Out, Which New England Team Are You Most Excited For? [POLL]

Now that the Patriots have been eliminated, most of us are going forward to look to our other New England sports for comfort. So which one are you most excited for?

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EPA Reports Pollution is Down in New England

The Environmental Protection Agency says the overall release of toxic chemicals to the environment decreased in New England in 2011, an improvement over the previous year.

The EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory shows that approximately 18

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