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Chamber Name Change: Who Gives A Rat’s…?
Let's be serious. How many Greater New Bedford or New Bedford area residents, give a flying hoot if the local chamber of commerce changes its name? Wow, I can hear a pin drop, or was that two pins! One Standard Times editorial writer thinks the time has come...
MA Pols Condemn Electricity Rate Payers To Higher Rates
Wind power is costly to construct, maintain and is not very competitive. European nations have heavily invested and many are coming to see that they've backed the wrong horse. While solar and hydro power's technology seem to be progressing in the right direction, wind power tech breakthrou…
Baker Supports Alt. Route
BOSTON (AP) _ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is suggesting an alternative route for commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River as the projected price tag for the original project surges.
The estimated cost for the long-awaited South Coast rail project grew on Monday, from more than $2...
South Coast Rail Tabled
A press briefing puts a new pricetag on the South Coast Rail project.
Project officials and MassDOT told the public today that the South Coast Rail project, as it stands, would cost the state $3.4 billion, over $1 billion more than previous estimates placed the project at...
Lang on SCR Change-Up
A Southcoast Rail Task Force meeting is being set aside until after a MassDOT Board of Directors meeting on Monday. That's when several sources tell WBSM News the Board will abandon plans for the $2+ billion Stoughton route and turn their focus to the much more affordable Lakeville/Middleboro a…
Malasadas Madness Round 1
The NCAA March Madness tournament is in full swing and delivering excitement and surprises.
While there are plenty of basketball fans here on the SouthCoast, there's something even bigger that everyone loves: Portuguese food!
Beginning with 16 well-known local restaurants, it's up to you to …
SRPEDD Creating Regional Bicycle Plan
More South Coast residents could be riding to work on a bicycle in the coming years thanks to SRPEDD'S Regional Bicycle Plan.
The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District held an open house at the Buttonwood Library on Tuesday afternoon...
Energy Bills Up For Debate
A host of clean energy bills will be before a Legislative Committee on Tuesday and some of those bills will deal with the offshore wind industry.
Of interest to Southcoast political and community leaders is a bill filed by Rep. Patricia Haddad of Somerset requiring utility companies to purchase elect…
South Coast Rail
Many residents around the South Coast have been waiting for commuter rail. The Transit System's $5.5 billion debt, aging equipment and huge maintenance needs, plus a present construction cost of $2.2 billion, and projected inadequate ridership, presents a tough nut to crack...
Clean-Up Continues
Snowblowers, shovels, and plows are still in motion throughout much of the South Coast.
Mayor Jon Mitchell says he feels the City was adequately prepared for the first major storm of the season, though it didn't come without challenges...

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