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1 hr ago | Cape Cod Times

Scallop festival undergoes transition

As I drive through Buzzards Bay with Scallop Fest weekend approaching, my subconscious says, "Hey, where's the tent?" For 44 years, the Bourne Scallop Fest arose on that corner of Main Street at Taylor's Point. And the show will go on this weekend, but in a brand new place with a slightly new name and a lot more free parking.

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5 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

Spiderman spotted in New Bedford

Spiderman was spotted walking in the South End at about 11:50 p.m. and was reported to police, according to Capt. Steven Vicente.

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8 hrs ago | Banker & Tradesman

Cape Wind Signs Lease For New Bedford Staging Area

Announcing a lease deal with Cape Wind, state officials expect the offshore wind farm developers, who are still fighting lawsuits and assembling financing, to begin operations at the South Coast Marine Terminal in New Bedford in January 2015. The Mass Clean Energy Center on Friday announced that under a two-year lease, Cape Wind will pay $4.5 million in rent to use the 28-acre facility.

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17 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

Today in SouthCoast

Let us help you plan your day with Today in SouthCoast. We compile some of the best events in the area, along with weather and road work to help you decide what to do.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Seniors learn to make nutritious and delicious meals from garden

Seniors learned how to put a new spin on the leafy greens most often used in Portuguese soup as part of a collaboration between the Senior Center, New Bedford Mass in Motion and Coastline Elderly Services. Using vegetables grown in a community garden new this year to the Senior Center, Coastline dietician Jamie Buccheri demonstrated how to make kale chips and a healthy version of a Caesar salad, substituting kale for romaine lettuce.

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Improvements in the works for Fort Taber Park

Once charged with protecting the city during the Civil War, Fort Taber Park's historic buildings are being rehabilitated by the Army Corps of Engineers and the city has plans to rehabilitate the stone fort known as Fort Rodman, all to improve public access. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun to install new railings at the fort's five batteries, smaller fortifications that dot the park, the city's largest at 47 acres.

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Nashoba Publishing Online

Forty names to be added to homicide memorial

The names of 40 homicide victims will be added to the Garden of Peace Thursday at a ceremony that will feature remarks from a former gang member whose brother was killed during a shootout with police. The additional names will bring the total number of homicide victims memorialized on a plaza located a short walk from the State House to close to 1,000 since the garden was dedicated in 2004.

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Washington Examiner

Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

Gov. Lincoln Chafee says Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states.

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AmmoLand

Para's Tomasie Wins USPSA Area 7 Limited Division Championship, 6th Win of the Season

Para USA, LLC is proud to announce that Team Para USA member Travis Tomasie won the United States Practical Shooting Association Area 7 Limited Division Championship. "Hats off to all of the staff at the USPSA Area 7 Championship for hosting another great match," said Travis Tomasie, Pro Shooter/Assistant Product Manager of Para USA.

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Boston.com

Schools' wait lists called a drag on economy

Many vocational and technical schools across Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission, creating a bottleneck in worker training even as thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled for lack of skilled labor, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by researchers at Northeastern University School of Law, found that at least 3,500 students were unable to get into public vocational schools in the past two years, with the longest waiting lists in communities with high unemployment and large minority populations.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

That's not Hollywood, it's New Bedford

It may have looked like the corner of Hollywood and Vine this week, but it was actually the corner of Union and Purchase. Several film equipment trucks were on hand late last week for a major motion picture, "Good Kids," set to be released in 2015, according to Director of Tourism and Marketing Dagny Ashley.

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History comes alive at Fort Taber

Iain MacMullen sat inside Fort Taber on Sunday in full military gear, while his father, William, stood not far away. The pair spent their weekend representing British troops involved in Operation Market Garden in World War II, which took place in Germany and the Netherlands and was the largest airborn operation in history at the time.

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Funeral Notice: Constance Santos

SANTOS: of New Bedford, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, Constance "Connie," 74. Mother of Corey Santos.

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Winds of change: Coal advocate Rep. Haddad now ally for offshore wind

It was just after midnight on Aug. 1 when Wind Energy Center Director Matthew Morrissey received the text: "You're all set." The short message signaled the defeat of a renewable energy bill in the House of Representatives that had threatened to dash New Bedford's offshore wind hopes by giving utilities an incentive to sign 30-year long contracts with Canadian hydropower, potentially pushing offshore wind, and New Bedford's economic future, out of the market.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Flag Honors PFC Francis Lamb, Red Ball Express participant

Courtesy photo Francis Lamb served in World War II in the "Red Ball Express," transporting vital fuel to the Allied troops. Courtesy photo Francis Lamb served in World War II in the "Red Ball Express," transporting vital fuel to the Allied troops.

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SouthCoastToday.com

The New Bedford High School band is back

Donning their red and white uniforms, and tall hats with white feathers, the New Bedford High School Whalers' Marching Band walked down Slocum Road last week, playing for the people of Dartmouth during an epic 350th parade. Sarah Cadieux, the color guard instructor, said people at Dartmouth's 350th parade could be heard saying, "Wow! The band is so much bigger!" and, "It's so nice to see you back, New Bedford, welcome back!" "It's awesome when New Bedford has kind of been under the radar, out of the picture for a while, and then all of a sudden, Bam! We're back," Cadieux said.

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SouthCoast history: Textile workers fight pay cuts

On April 9, 1928, the day after Easter, the New Bedford Cotton Manufacturers' Association, representing owners of 27 major mills in New Bedford, announced a general 10 percent wage cut to take effect the following Monday. The cut infuriated workers for whom the Roaring '20s had meant speed-ups, stretch-outs, "automation," layoffs and wage cuts totaling 30 percent during a decade of high profits for mill owners.

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100 years of standing tall in Buttonwood Park

Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum The Barnard Memorial at Buttonwood Park, dedicated on Sept. 19, 1914.

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Marine News

USCG Confirm Jelly Fish Concentration in Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts

Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard's Bay.

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Nicolas Laliberte

Nicolas Laliberte, 3 months old, died September 12, 2014 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, from a lifelong battle with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa which is a rare disorder that affects fewer than one in a million births. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Giuliana Laliberte of Wareham; his maternal grandparents, Maria and Carlos Fontes of Taunton; his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Edmond Laliberte of New Bedford; 2 uncles, James Fontes of Taunton and Christopher Laliberte of Dartmouth.

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