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Storm Damage Surveyed

The state's top environmental official has toured several Cape Cod beaches that were pummeled by severe winter storms.

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Free String Lessons

Middle-school age students in New Bedford schools are being offered a new opportunity to expand their musical horizons.

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Winter Blues

Local psychiatrist discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Wastewater Spill

600,000 gallons of wastewater discharged into Mount Hope Bay.

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State Official Surveys Winter Storm Damage Along Massachusetts Coast

SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) - The state's top environmental official has toured several Cape Cod beaches that were pummeled by severe winter storms.

The visit Friday by Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton to Sandwich and Barnstable comes as Massachusetts assesses damage around the state in anticipation of filing a federal disaster assistance request.

Beaton says

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Free String Instrument Lessons Offered to New Bedford Middle School Students

Middle-school age students in New Bedford schools are being offered a new opportunity to expand their musical horizons.

Keith, Normandin, and Roosevelt Middle Schools will soon offer free, weekly group lessons for students interested in learning string instruments

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Prosecution Focuses On Text Messages In Hernandez Trial

A phone company official testifying in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says several text messages the former NFL player exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing are missing from his phone.

Prosecutor Patrick Bomberg on Friday went through dozens of nondeleted text messages Hernandez exchanged with Ernest Wallace in the days surrounding the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd

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Deborah soares, TSM
Deborah soares, TSM

Throwback Photos Of Local School Playgrounds

If you're in your thirties or older and grew up on the Southcoast, these pictures will be a fond memory of what our playgrounds use to look like.

Who remembers growing up and playing in concrete play areas? Seesaws made of metal that would knock you unconscious if you got slapped in the head with one? Swings with rusty chain links that screamed 'omg, I might need a tetanus shot'? And how about that hot slide on a hot summer day that burned your behind on the way down.  Who d

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John Panella
John Panella

Tips To Avoid Head On Collisions

There's no question that the weather is making driving more challenging.  As a parent, I try to be very aware at all times. But, as a driver, no matter how safe you are, you can't control how other people drive and you can't control inclement weather (which is the only kind we've had lately).

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Gambler the Polar Bear
Gambler the Polar Bear

Gambler Weighs In on #TheDress

Can someone please explain why this is a thing? Of all things that have gone viral on Twitter and Facebook, this has to make Top 10 on the "Random, much?" list. The weirdest thing about it, is that there are people actually having a debate over the colors on this damn dress

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Hot Jobs Waiting To Be Filled

As a public service, WBSM, with the cooperation of the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Ave., presents this week's Hot Jobs. If you're interested, call 508 - 990 - 4000.

1.     Warehouse Workers #5358247 - Able to lift, lower, push and pull all sizes of furniture

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In the Heat of the Night
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‘In the Heat of the Night’ Pulls No Punches

Tonight L.A. Theatre Works' radio play version of the classic 'In the Heat of the Night' came to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, and the company delivered a powerful performance that pulled no punches when it came to prejudice and racial discrimination.

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