Dear Readers,

THANK YOU for bringing us even closer to the goal of meeting our $50,000 year-end challenge grant. Please keep those donations coming – just $3,500 more to unlock the match!

Incredibly, we have raised $6,500 in individual donations over the last 48 hours. If we can hit that magic 50k number by Dec. 31, 2021, all your donations will automatically double. So please keep them coming. We are so close!

Every dollar you give goes directly to supporting our local nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom. Our reporters, editors and visual journalists are dedicated to deep, meaningful coverage of New Bedford and the region. Our generous board members, founders and friends offered the challenge grant specifically to fund the expansion of our staff in 2022.

We are looking forward to bringing you more in-depth stories about the issues that matter most – schools, jobs, health care, wind energy, fishing, climate, city government and politics. We hope to continue expanding our coverage of New Bedford’s lively arts and culture scene, as well as the many facets of our civic life.

Every gift, no matter how small, helps us bring high-quality, fact-based journalism to the city. Please keep The Light shining. Give today.


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