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WBSM News Director Jim Phillips is a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. Jim worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. He served as News Director there for 22 years, coverng crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, Jim happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. Jim and his family live in North Dartmouth.
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MIT Economist Blasts Affordable Care Act

One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act says it never would have been signed into law if the voters had known more about it.

Economist Jonathan Gruber made his comments at a conference last year, and they are getting attention now because a video of the comments are being circulated by a conservative group

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Military Museum Marks “Veterans Appreciation Day”

The Fort Tabor-Fort Rodman Military Museum is opening Tuesday with extended hours, 11am to 4pm.

Its the Museum's annual Veterans Appreciation Day, saluting local veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Home Depot employees replacing roof in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM
Home Depot employees replacing roof in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM

Home Depot And Dog Tag Navigators Assist Dartmouth Veteran

For Dartmouth resident and veteran Bill Cook, the day before Veterans Day was one he won't soon forget.

Cook had his right leg severed while serving with the Coast Guard in the 1970's. He's been caulking the roof on his Dartmouth home because he couldn't afford a complete replacement

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New building at Hawthorne Medical Associates Complex off Faunce Corner Road.
New building at Hawthorne Medical Associates Complex off Faunce Corner Road.

New Medical Building Opens In Dartmouth

After 18 months of construction, a new three-story medical building is opening Monday  at the Hawthorne Medical Associates campus at 531 Faunce Corner Road.

The new building will house a number of departments that were located around the Southcoast

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Photo from Mass. State Police

Nantucket Man Charged With Selling Pot

A Nantucket man faces drug charges, following his arrest on the Island by State Police on Friday.

Police say Matthew Fry of Nantucket was stopped after driving his pickup truck without the lights on

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Danny Silva Photo from Dartmouth PD

Two Men Charged With Stealing Credit Cards

Dartmouth Police arrest two men and charge them with breaking into cars and stealing credit cards.

Officers were called to Walmart Saturday night, after a man attempted to purchase items with a stolen credit car

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State Police Investigate Pair Of Route 140 Crashes

A two car crash on route 140 Sunday morning in New Bedford sends at least one person to the hospital. The crash happened just after 6am. Police say a car was heading south in the northbound lane when it collided with another vehicle

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DPH Approves Marijuana Dispensaries for Fairhaven And Taunton

The Mass. Dept of Public Health has approved  four more Registered Marijuana Dispensaries in counties that were not represented in the initial group of dispensaries approved earlier this year.

The four new proposals include two in Bristol County: Coastal Compassion, Inc in Fairhaven and Mass Medicum Corp

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