Will Sennott / Reporter

Will is a staff reporter for The New Bedford Light, covering housing court, education, offshore wind and the fishing industry. He was lead reporter on the team that founded the news organization in June of 2021.

Sennott graduated from UMass Amherst in 2019, where he studied history and creative writing. Before The Light, he worked for The Vineyard Gazette. Sennott’s reporting has been featured on NPR, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

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Stories by Will Sennott

Grant targets offshore wind work: ‘Our residents are not the ones getting the jobs’

“We are going to put our people in these unions. This is a new industry, but we don’t want the same, old problems. The historic discrimination. If we’re at the table, that won’t happen. But right now, we’re not.” — John “Buddy” Andrade, executive director of the Old Bedford Village Development Corp.

Mayor, city leaders call on Healey to fight for offshore wind business

Letter: “Every East Coast state is now actively competing for investment, and nearly all of their governors have proclaimed that their state will become the industry’s epicenter.” And, other states “have competed more aggressively than Massachusetts.”

Straus: State Pier development deal ‘done entirely in the shadows’

Behind the scenes, state legislators have been largely critical, not just of the proposal but of the eight-month selection process that they described as lacking in transparency and circumventing their authority in managing the use of the state-owned property.

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