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Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

Asteroid named for retired MassWildlife leader in recognition of 35 years of conservation work

“An asteroid measuring 2 to 5 kilometers in diameter was recently named after Dr. Thomas W. French, the founding leader and former Assistant Director of MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP). Unlike comets, which are usually named after their discoverers, asteroids are named for mythological figures and geographical …

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New Bedford High School to offer international Baccalaureate diploma program

“New Bedford High School has been designated an International Baccalaureate World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), authorizing the school to offer the renowned IB Diploma Program, beginning September 2023. Respected by leading universities across the globe, the IB Diploma Program gives students distinct advantages to thrive in a …

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Lakeville Fire Department drills for rescuing victims of boating accidents, high-risk emergencies

“Lakeville Fire Department prepares for the next water rescue. Firefighters have been practicing deploying the Boston Whaler and our Achilles inflatable watercraft onto Lakeville Ponds over the last few weeks. Water rescues are low frequency/potentially high-risk emergencies, making routine training essential for successful operations. For victims of boating accidents, overturned …

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