Gov. Deval L. Patrick made the announcement last week, and said that the USD35 million New Bedford facility would host 600 to 1,000 jobs supported by construction of the Cape Wind farm in Nantucket Sound. The terminal is expected to open in 2012.”In the first half of the 19th century, New Bedford produced the advanced fuel of the age – whale oil – and became known as ‘The City That Lit the World,” Patrick said. “Now, with this new terminal, and this first-in-the-nation project, New Bedford will once again begin to light the world, but this time with the clean, renewable energy resource of the 21st century – offshore wind.”The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will consist of a 1,200 ft (365.76 m) bulkhead with deep water access and roughly 20 acres of surface space. The governor’s office said Cape Wind’s turbine supplier, Siemens, would become the terminal’s first tenant. The terminal will provide dock space for delivery and construction vessels as well as space to store the turbine parts.When not in use for offshore wind projections, the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will be available for other marine commercial and industrial activities.
The burned out Cedar Bridge.A second arrest was made Wednesday in connection with the fire that destroyed one of the iconic covered bridges in Madison County over the weekend.Eighteen-year-old Joel Davis of Norwalk is facing a charge of first-degree arson — along with Alex Hoff, the 17-year-old from West Des Moines who was arrested on Tuesday. A criminal complaint against Hoff shows he was caught on security cameras purchasing a gas can hours before the fire early Saturday. That can was later found near the torched Cedar Bridge.Photo courtesy of Sarah Boden, Iowa Public Radio.Share this:FacebookTwitter
A miner was on Sunday arrested after he reportedly discharged several rounds at another man with whom he had a fight at Kanaruk, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). The shooter has been identified as Gary Boucher.According to information reaching Guyana Times Boucher and the other man, Festus Benn had an argument which led to a scuffle. Boucher retaliated by whipping out a .38 Snub-nosed revolver and discharged two rounds in the direction of Benn.Benn however managed to successfully relieve the armed man of his weapon. Boucher was apprehended by persons in the area and handed over to police along with the weapon.Boucher is expected to make court appearance shortly.