Monica Mancuso, president of St. Mary Excel, speaks Tuesday about the economic diversification study that the group recently commissioned. With Mancuso are two of her grandsons, Thomas Mancuso, left, and Grant White. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Group commissions economic study

St. Mary Excel, an organization of St. Mary Parish Foundation, has commissioned a land use study to be performed by Urban Land Institute, a foundation news release said.

The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute
The Blessing of the Fleet and boat parade at Morgan City's Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival draws a crowd each year. But across the region, blessings of the local shrimp fleets are becoming a thing of the past.

Dying tradition? Blessings for the shrimp fleets are becoming less common

GOLDEN MEADOW (AP) — A parade of decorated shrimp trawlers and other assorted boats amble down Bayou Lafourche on a sunny spring day.



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