Welcome to your new home for in-depth local news!

The New Bedford Light is a free, nonprofit, nonpartisan news site dedicated to fact-based coverage of important local issues and diverse community voices. We are currently in startup mode, working hard to bring you the depth and breadth of community news you deserve.

Our website is under construction, our professional journalists are beginning their reporting, and we are reaching out to an array of community partners — all in anticipation of our official launch later this spring.

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As an independent, nonprofit news outlet we are reliant on reader support to help fund the kind of in-depth journalism that keeps the public informed and holds the powerful accountable. Thank you for your support.