URI symposium tackles key waterfront challenges

AUSTIN BECKER, left, Jennifer McCann and Pam Rubinoff are all helping organize the Sea Grant Science Symposium. /
AUSTIN BECKER, left, Jennifer McCann and Pam Rubinoff are all helping organize the Sea Grant Science Symposium. /
During John Bullard’s time as mayor of New Bedford from 1986 to 1992, a developer proposed building a Sheraton Hotel on the State Pier. But that project, Bullard said, would have destroyed the possibility of reviving struggling water-dependent businesses. “While I felt that that would be a great location for a hotel,” he said in…

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