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Bryan began his career in radio as a WBSM intern in June 2006. Soon after, Bryan was hired on as a part-time reporter and occasional news anchor. He expanded his role at the station to include Saturday morning news anchor in 2010. Despite leaving this post in late 2012, he continues to cover local meetings and community events during the week. A graduate of UMASS Dartmouth, Bryan lives in New Bedford and enjoys travelling, talking sports, and the outdoors.
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Council Restores $4 Million in School Funds

One week after making a $4 million dollar cut to School Department funding, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday to restore that money to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

The School Committee had asked for the restoration on Tuesday during an emergency meeting

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City Council Approves Gap Funding for School Budget

City Councilors unanimously approved a $3.5 million dollar transfer Tuesday, to help the School Department close a budget gap for the fiscal year ending on June 30th.

But several councilors took Mayor Jon Mitchell to task for his handling of the situation, and negotiating teacher salary increases without knowing how far in deficit the schools were

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Parents and students line Hathaway Road in front of the Keith Middle School before Monday's School Committee meeting to show support for the District's Fine Arts programs.
Parents and students line Hathaway Road in front of the Keith Middle School before Monday's School Committee meeting to show support for the District's Fine Arts programs.

Rally for Arts Teachers at School Committee; 2014 Budget Discussed

Over 100 students, parents and teachers turned out to Monday's School Committee meeting to rally for New Bedford's fine arts programs.

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Vision Development Attorney Walter Smith announces his client's withdrawal of plans to build a student housing complex at the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Vision Development Attorney Walter Smith announces his client's withdrawal of plans to build a student housing complex at the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Dartmouth Housing Proposal Withdrawn

A contentious housing project in Dartmouth had its day before the town's Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Sound Expert Weighs In on Fairhaven Wind

A regional sound expert is weighing in on Fairhaven's wind turbines.

Sound engineer Stephen Ambrose made a strong case to the Board of Selectmen Monday for shutting down the two turbines, based on his research at similar facilities in Falmouth, Kingston and his home state of Maine

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Acushnet Girl Scouts eagerly await Town Meeting's vote on holding a special election for a new library and community center (Credit: TSM)
Acushnet Girl Scouts eagerly await Town Meeting's vote on holding a special election for a new library and community center (Credit: TSM)

Scouts Lead Movement for New Acushnet Library

A grassroots campaign to bring a new library and community center to Acushnet has scored another victory.

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Jean-Pierre Trahan speaks next to a photo of his late son Tyler, during dedication ceremonies of the Tyler Trahan Memorial Roundabout in Freetown. (Credit: TSM)
Jean-Pierre Trahan speaks next to a photo of his late son Tyler, during dedication ceremonies of the Tyler Trahan Memorial Roundabout in Freetown. (Credit: TSM)

Freetown Honors Naval Officer Tyler Trahan

A permanent part of Freetown now bears the name of one of its fallen heroes.

The town gathered at Crossroads Common Saturday for the dedication of the Tyler Trahan Memorial Roundabout. Trahan was killed in combat on April 30th, 2009 in Iraq, just days shy of his 23rd birthday

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