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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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Former Patriot Matt Light Helps Local Organization

The Greater New Bedford Boys and Girls Club celebrated its biggest event of the year Monday night with a special guest. Recently retired New England Patriot Matt Light delivered the keynote speech at the 18th annual Steak and Burger fundraiser, which brings in thousands of dollars each year to help the Club's youth programs

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Offshore Wind Clears Another Hurdle in Massachusetts

The state's proposed Wind Energy Zone has gotten a boost from the Federal government. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was in New Bedford Tuesday, presenting its environmental assessment of the 740-thousand acre zone, expected to be the future site of several hundred wind turbines

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Harbor Cleanup Plan Not Sitting Well With City Council

New Bedford's City Council is taking a firm stance against the E-P-A's plans for removing P-C-B's from the Upper Harbor. The full council went on record Thursday in opposition to the government's plan to dredge contaminated soil and place it into a so-called "CAD Cell", burying it within the harbor

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A Change of Heart on Innovation Schools?

A prominent supporter of two innovation school proposals in New Bedford may be reconsidering his position. Monday's School Committee meeting featured a state presentation on the guidelines for innovation schools, and public comment from a group of teachers opposed to the proposals for the Esperanza and Renaissance Schools

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Warren Rallies Voters in New Bedford

Democratic Senate challenger Elizabeth Warren held what looks to be her final campaign event in New Bedford Thursday night. Joined by outgoing Congressman Barney Frank and other local democrats, Warren addressed the crowd briefly, saying her record as an advocate for the working-class makes her the best choice for the Southcoast

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Crews have prepared the Dartmouth Council on Aging for residents seeking shelter from Sandy.
Crews have prepared the Dartmouth Council on Aging for residents seeking shelter from Sandy.

Residents Ride Out Sandy at Dartmouth C-O-A

With dozens of homes in South Dartmouth being urged to evacuate due to the storm, some residents are taking advantage of the shelter set up at the town's Council On Aging building on Dartmouth Street. Lyss Taylor and her 7-month-old daughter Tessa sought safety at the C-O-A

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City Council Looks to Help Zeiterion Theater

A New Bedford landmark may be struggling to stay open, and some City Councilors are looking to help. The Council passed two motions Thursday, asking its Ordinance Committee to meet with representatives from the Zeiterion Theater to discuss the growing problem that group is having with the upkeep of the facility

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