Fish rules trap boat owners

Massachusetts fishermen’s earnings sank by 14.2 percent in 2011 — a record drop that some blame on the first full year of new federal catch limits, the Herald has found. “They’re just killing us,” said Plymouth fisherman Jim Keding, who sold his boat and downsized into a smaller home because he couldn’t make ends meet […] Read more »

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 »