U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, left, talks with Port of Morgan City Commissioner Scott Melancon after a town hall meeting Cassidy held Monday at the port's Government Emergency Operations Center. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy called Monday for decreasing regulations on industry to boost Louisiana’s economy along with making reforms to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and health care. Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, had a town hall meeting Monday at the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center.

Berwick High School quarterback Mitchell Sanford attempts to escape the grasp of a West St. Mary defender during Friday's scrimmage. Berwick scored one touchdown and held West St. Mary scoreless. Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School's Jamboree. Berwick will face Morgan City at 6 p.m. before facing Patterson in the next game. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Berwick Panthers shut out West St. Mary, but the Panthers only managed one score on a quick drive during its scrimmage Friday at Geisler Stadium. Berwick nearly held West St. Mary on its side of the field the entire night, with several tackles for loss and two interceptions, both by Lucas Hatch.

Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Valley Division, speaks during Friday’s low water inspection meeting in Berwick. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Local officials encouraged the federal government to invest money now in flood protection and dredging projects that may save a lot of money later.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, left, talks with Port of Morgan City Commissioner Scott Melancon after a town hall meeting Cassidy held Monday at the port's Government Emergency Operations Center. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Berwick High School quarterback Mitchell Sanford attempts to escape the grasp of a West St. Mary defender during Friday's scrimmage. Berwick scored one touchdown and held West St. Mary scoreless. Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School's Jamboree. Berwick will face Morgan City at 6 p.m. before facing Patterson in the next game. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Valley Division, speaks during Friday’s low water inspection meeting in Berwick. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

State House candidates face off

District 51 state representative candidates, from left, Beryl Amedee, Joe Harrison and Howard Castay squared off Tuesday in a debate at the Patterson Area Civic Center. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted the debate.

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Fixing the state’s budget while providing for education and health care needs were among the major issues candidates addressed at Tuesday’s District 51 State Representative debate.

U.S. 90 upgrade focuses on Lafayette's connector

Sherri Lebas, secretary of the state Department of Transportation and Development, speaks Tuesday at the I-49 Connector launch event in Lafayette. Behind her are Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel, left, and state Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — Sixty-five miles up U.S. 90, transportation planners are trying once more to make the Interstate 49 Connector work. The Tri-City area has a stake in the outcome.

Armato talks business to business group

St. Mary Parish Schools Superintendent Leonard Armato speaks during Monday's St. Mary Industrial Group meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Being a superintendent these days is about more than just education, St. Mary public schools superintendent Leonard Armato said Monday at a meeting of the St. Mary Industrial Group.

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