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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Applauds Montigny’s Efforts Regarding State Pier

Mayor Jon Mitchell is applauding an effort by State Sen. Mark Montigny to turn control of State Pier from the Department of Conservation and Recreation over to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency so new uses for the pier can be explored.

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savebuzzardsbay, flickr
savebuzzardsbay, flickr

Montigny Proposes Lease of State Pier in New Bedford

The nearing end of the legislative session could authorize a sort of change in ownership of State Pier in New Bedford.

State Senator Mark Montigny has filed an amendment to Governor Charlie Baker's economic development bill that would allow the Department of Conservation and Recreation to lease the aging State Pier to MassDevelopment for up to 25 years...

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AHA in Fall River via Facebook
AHA in Fall River via Facebook

Block Island Ferry To Set Sail From Fall River Starting June 25

The boat to Block Island is set to sail again!

According to The Herald News, the Block Island Ferry will start its season on June 25, and will set off every morning at 8:30am from the State Pier at 1 Water Street in Fall River. The ferry will continue until September 5.

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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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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mayflower II Leaving New Bedford for Plymouth Today

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The Mayflower II is sailing back to Plymouth this week.
The replica of the famed ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620 has been undergoing an extensive restoration in the run-up to Plymouth's 400th anniversary in 2020...

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford State Pier to Receive Funds for Refrigeration System

Some much-needed renovations will soon be underway at New Bedford State Pier after the state announced $3.5 million in funding toward the installation of a refrigeration system. 

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Baker Budget Aims To Rein In State Spending
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Lt. Governor To Visit State Pier

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will be at State Pier Thursday afternoon.

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White Glacier Survival Suit on display at Marine Expo / Jim Phillips TSM
White Glacier Survival Suit on display at Marine Expo / Jim Phillips TSM

Commercial Marine Expo Attracts Hundreds To State Pier

The largest commercial marine event on the Atlantic Coast is happening at the State Pier in New Bedford.

The Commercial Marine Expo has more than 100 exhibits displaying various machinery and devices used for commercial fishing and other marine related professions...

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Baker Budget Aims To Rein In State Spending
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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Says State Piers Are Under Review

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited the Southcoast Thursday, talking economic development in Fall River and other communities.

One area where Polito sees a lot of promise is the Commonwealth's state piers...

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TSM
TSM

Concerns Raised About Waterfront Plan

Consultants hired by the City of New Bedford this week offered plans for a new-look waterfront in the city, spelling out some changes for the city's struggling fishing industry...

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