Aquinnah, MA

Private equity firms control New Bedford's fishing industry, investigation shows

New Bedford is one of the biggest commercial fishing ports in the United States — and almost entirely owned by foreign private equity firms, according to a joint investigation from New Bedford Light reporter Will Sennott and ProPublica. Blue Harvest Fisheries, one of the largest fisheries on the East...
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2022 Best of Rhode Island: Editors’ Picks

We shopped till we dropped across the state (or at least until our gas tank went empty several times; wallet = ouch!) in search of the latest boutiques, baubles and foodie finds. Local Chocolates. Aura’s Chocolate Bar. Cacao queen Aura Fajardo Quintero combines forces with many Rhode Island-based food...

No-contact advisory placed on 5 beaches in Dartmouth area

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that a no-contact advisory is in place for five beaches in the Dartmouth and New Bedford area. The Dartmouth Board of Health was notified that a combined sewer overflow discharge from the city of New Bedford’s...

‘Old Ladies’ dive into Cape ponds seeking trash, emerge triumphant

‘Old Ladies’ dive into Cape ponds seeking trash, emerge triumphant. People normally aren’t excited to find garbage on the bottom of a pond, but for an unusual group of underwater trash collectors on Cape Cod, there’s a certain exhilaration when the biggest discovery of the day suddenly appears 8 feet below the surface.

Michelle Carter's Probation Has Ended. Where Is She Now?

Michelle Carter, whose story was chronicled in the Hulu series "The Girl From Plainville," is no longer on probation after being convicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge related to the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Probation Service told Masslive this week that Carter's...

Bristol County DA Candidates Face Off in Heated Debate

DARTMOUTH — The current Bristol County District Attorney faced off against a challenger for his seat in the democratic primary this fall in a spirited and often heated debate at Dartmouth Town Hall Tuesday night. Incumbent D.A. Thomas Quinn III took on challenger and former prosecutor Shannon McMahon, discussing...

Department of Health closes three beaches for swimming

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health closed down three beaches for swimming Wednesday. The Department of Health said Third Beach in Middletown, Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville, and Harmony Hill School Beach in Glocester have unsafe bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the beach...
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Aquinnah: Summer Speaker Series

August has settled over us just as hot, humid, and dry as July but with more people. The best escape is the beach, which, although crowded, I find with a carefully placed towel and a good book, I can always find some respite from the crowds. I marvel at the people who make it to Philbin every day and hope that someday I will have a work schedule to create that reality for myself. It has been wonderful to see the Butler family enjoying their time here together, along with Kate and Tim Kausch and their boys Noah and Sammy, who get bigger and braver every summer. Philbin is truly one of the best places on Earth, even when it’s cold and you can’t go in the water, or can’t go in comfortably.

Dream Run Ends as Fairhaven Acushnet Loses at Cal Ripken World Series

The dream run has come to an end for the Fairhaven Acushnet 12U All-Star team. As you've probably heard, the team has spent the past week competing at the very highest level of baseball in the world for their age group. The boys were battling it out in the Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series in Branson, Missouri.

Transmission line failure knocks out power to Portsmouth

Rhode Island Energy said Wednesday that it experienced a loss of power on a transmission line that feeds about 7,900 customers in Portsmouth. The power went out at about 11 a .m. It was restored before 1 p.m. Rhode Island Energy said it was investigating what caused the loss of...

New Bedford Sea Lab to Be Dedicated to Former Mayor

NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford school building will be named after the late former city mayor Frederick Kalisz, Jr., according to a Wednesday announcement from the New Bedford public schools. The Sea Lab Marine Science Education Center next to the Taylor Elementary School on Portland Street is set...


Come meet American artist Patrick O’Brien at the Mariner Gallery, which specializes in maritime fine art, on Saturday, August 13, 5:30-8PM, for an open-house style opportunity to converse with the artist. Patrick will discuss his artwork, give a demonstration of his techniques, and answer your questions. Patrick’s colorful and rich maritime paintings capture the glory and grandeur of the great age of sail.