Across the region, there are more than twice as many children below the age of 5 than there are available child care slots, according to a report from the SouthCoast Community Foundation. This mismatch in demand is higher than the state average.
Local health providers, community groups plan outreach to educate those most at risk and help reduce the spread.
“It’s just devastating honestly … I’m a little dumbfounded and lost for words with it … This is my livelihood. This is what I do, what I’ve done all my life. It’s just crushing.” — Eddie Foster, a third-generation fisherman
Tree canopies take 30 or more years to grow. So tree plantings will not be the only solution, and certainly not the near-term one for people living in sweltering tenements during hotter and hotter summers.
“It’s about living in gratitude, and I think that’s the No. 1 thing that I’ve learned in my experience here, is to live in gratitude, even during the dark times.”
The site is located near three significant buildings on the National Register of Historic Places: the 1820 Friends Meeting House, and the Nathan and Mary Johnson properties.
How did our politics become so polarized? Dr. Shannon Jenkins, longtime political scientist at UMass Dartmouth and a member of the Dartmouth School Committee, joins New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane to talk about the deep cultural rifts that shape today’s politics — from local communities to our divided nation.
“I’m deeply concerned by this report regarding the lack of federal oversight of foreign ownership limits and that some hardworking fishermen in New Bedford are not being treated fairly.” — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Dunn was charged with OUI, leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation of a motor vehicle after a Massachusetts State Police detective assigned by the Bristol district attorney investigated the case.