New Bedford City Officials and the board of the Whaling City Festival continue to be at odds about how late the festival should be open and could ultimately be the reason for its cancellation this year.  Mayor Jon Mitchell says he supports the judgment of his police chief who believes the festival should be shut down no later than 8 p.m. The police are concerned about public safety.

Whaling City Festival president, Alan Richard, will call in to the FUN Morning Show tomorrow to let us know what the official status of the Festival is for this year.

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