Tag Archives: Region: Southeast Mass

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Mayflower II Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly Plimoth Plantation) is proud to announce that Mayflower II, its historic tall ship, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation’s historic structures and places worthy of preservation. Plimoth Patuxet Museums Executive Director Ellie Donovan said, “This recognition affirms […]

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October is Officially Cranberry Month in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker today declared October as “Massachusetts Cranberry Month,” continuing the Commonwealth’s support of cranberry farmers and encouraging Massachusetts residents to purchase locally produced cranberry products. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides said, “The cranberry industry is a significant driver for the Massachusetts economy, and the Baker-Polito Administration is […]

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Critical Drought Conditions Declared in Southeast Region of Commonwealth

Due to five months of below normal rainfall, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Southeast Region of the Commonwealth. The other six regions across the state — the Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Northeast, Cape Cod, and Islands regions— […]

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Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council Awards $7.8 Million for Infrastructure and Planning Projects to Boost Local Maritime Economies

Port of New Bedford On August 26, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $7.8 million in Seaport Economic Council grants to support 17 projects across the Commonwealth. Through these grants, the Seaport Economic Council (SEC) will help coastal communities capitalize on their unique assets to advance economic growth, create jobs, […]

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Massachusetts Awards Grants for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation

Herring River Estuary Restoration Project,Wellfleet, Cape Cod On August 21, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $798,500 in state grant funds for four ecological restoration projects in the towns of Plymouth, Mattapoisett, Wellfleet, Truro, and Northampton/Easthampton. The four projects help local partners remove aging dams, restore historic wetlands, and improve floodplain […]

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NOAA AWARDS RESEARCH GRANTS TO FOUR MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES TO DEVELOP NEW AQUACULTURE & MARINE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Photo courtesy of Ward Aquafarms in North Falmouth, MA Congratulations to four Massachusetts companies that received grants from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the development of innovative technology for aquaculture, commercial and recreational fisheries, weather prediction, earth and ocean observations and modeling. In total, NOAA awarded […]

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MOU Reached Between MassDOT and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regarding Cape Cod Bourne and Sagamore Bridges

Massachusetts public officials today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of the Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to replace the 85-year-old Bourne and Sagamore bridges leading to and from Cape Cod with two new bridges. Under the agreement, the USACE will continue […]

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Massachusetts Awards Marketing Grants to Support Local Seafood Industry

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $50,616 in grant funding to three projects to help the Commonwealth’s local seafood industry sell fresh, locally-caught products to Massachusetts consumers through promotion and awareness campaigns. The grants, awarded through the Division of Marine Fisheries’ (DMF) Seafood Marketing Grant Program, will enhance the viability and […]

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