GUEST OPINION: Honoring the sacrifice of our warriors

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are remarks by former New Bedford Mayor Scott W. Lang to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 499 delivered on Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition Day, March 25. Today, I speak as a citizen of New Bedford and the United States. First, I want to once again recognize the tremendous service the military […] Read more »

Governor’s Regulatory Reform Will Create a Strong Economic Future

Appropriate, and carefully drafted government regulations create necessary parameters in all facets of our complex society.  Unfortunately, in many instances, regulations which are archaic, or not well-grounded, stunt economic development opportunities, resulting in job loss, and thwart new growth potential for our communities.  Fortunately though, business owners voice their specific concerns about onerous regulations, and […] Read more »

Lang considers run for governor

Political prognosticators musing about the field of possible 2014 contenders for the Corner Office can add Scott W. Lang to the list. The two-term New Bedford mayor who left office in January to resume a private sector legal practice told the News Service today that he’s considering a bid for the post during the next […] Read more »

Former New Bedford mayor might run for governor in 2014

BOSTON — Political prognosticators musing about the field of possible 2014 contenders for the Corner Office can add Scott Lang to the list. The two-term New Bedford mayor who left office in January to resume a private sector legal practice told the News Service today that he’s considering a bid for the post during the […] Read more »

Former Mayor Lang Rebukes State Education Commissioner

NEW BEDFORD — Former Mayor Scott W. Lang this week issued a searing rebuke of state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, characterizing the commissioner as someone more interested in generating negative headlines than in working with school districts. Lang’s letter comes a week after Chester criticized the city’s school district for its failure to complete an […] Read more »

Letter from Scott W. Lang to Secretary Paul Reville regarding DESE collaboration with local school districts.

Letter from Scott W. Lang to Secretary Paul Reville regarding DESE collaboration with local school districts. Specifically, Scott Lang comments on Commissioner Chester’s proclivity for generating sensational headlines.     February 8, 2012 Secretary Paul Reville Executive Office of Education One Ashburton Place, Suite 1405 Boston, MA 02108 Dear Secretary Reville: I am writing to […] Read more »

Lang announces return to law practice

NEW BEDFORD — Former Mayor Scott W. Lang was back in the newspaper Wednesday — this time with an advertisement for his law practice. “I’ve had an awful lot of people unsure if I was actually going back to practicing,” said Lang, whose last day in office was Jan. 2. “We’ve been pretty busy but […] Read more »