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Born in New Bedford in 1990, I grew up with something of a flair for performing. Whether it was high school performances, college venues, or community theater, I was always looking for a way to satisfy the "acting bug." In 2007, I was introduced to WBSM through an internship from Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, which provided me with a much more useful outlet for my creativity. Since 2008, I have worked in the WBSM newsroom, gathering news, covering stories, and relaying the happenings of the day to you. In 2011, I was given the reigns to the Saturday morning slot, where I enjoyed bringing local happenings and discussion to you for nearly two years. In early 2013, I introduced the Southcoast to "Mid-Day Live," a mid-afternoon program that led way to the "Taylor Cormier Show" that debuted in 2014. A variety of national and local topics are filtered through my views, logic, and humor each and every weekday from 12 to 3 p.m. Be sure to tune in and participate in the dialogue.
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Cabral Includes Gateway City Funds in Proposed Budget Amendment

An amendment to the House of Representatives proposed state budget would include $1 million of funding for gateway cities like New Bedford.

Representative Antonio Cabral made the amendment, adding the funding for the Transformative Development Initiative, which provides investment capital to encourage residential and commercial redevelopment of regional urban centers

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State: Small Percentage of Breath Tests Invalid

BOSTON (AP) _ State officials say there is no evidence breath test machines used to test for drunken driving in Massachusetts are working improperly.

But a review by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety of 39,000 breath tests did reveal a small number _ fewer than 150 _ to be invalid because the instruments were not calibrated according to Massachusetts regulations. The department

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Nearly $500K Included For SMAST In Proposed State Budget

State Representative Antonio Cabral has included funding for fisheries research at a local institution in the next fiscal year's proposed state budget.

The $450,000 included in the budget proposal would be allocated for the University of Massachusetts' School of Marine Science and Technology

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Coast Guard photo by PA3 Kelly Newlin
Coast Guard photo by PA3 Kelly Newlin

USS Constitution Prepares for Repairs

BOSTON (AP) _ USS Constitution is closing to visitors as the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat heads to dry dock for repairs.

The three-masted frigate, nicknamed ``Old Ironsides,'' officially closed Monday and will partly reopen Tuesday, June 9. The warship is

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Omar Havana/Getty Images

Oxfam America Helps With International Response to Nepal

Associated Press - Oxfam America says it is working with its international affiliate to help victims of the Nepal earthquake and is accepting donations for relief efforts.

The Boston-based group says Oxfam International is working in four open-air sites in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley to deliver clean water and build toilets, and will be working with other agencies in the coming days to provide clean water at 16 sites set up by Nepal's government. It also is work

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Mitchell: Tiverton Casino Proposal May Give Mass. Gaming Commish Second Thoughts

How does a proposal to move a Rhode Island casino closer to the Massachusetts border affect New Bedford's chances for it's own gambling venue?

Twin River, which owns Newport Grand, is proposing a move from Newport to Tiverton, possibly to compete with New Bedford's waterfront casino proposal, and the hopes of a casino in Somerset

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Workshop For 2nd Round of Fishing Disaster Relief Being Held in New Bedford

The Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a workshop in New Bedford Friday for shoreside businesses that have felt the impact of the fishing disaster.

Eligible fishing crew members, lumpers, and longshoremen are invited to attend the workshop, and fill out applications for Phase Two Groundfish Disaster Economic Assistance

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Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College

BCC Campus Back to Normal After Bomb Threat

The Bristol Community College campus in Fall River was evacuated for a brief period this afternoon.

A spokesman for the school tells WBSM News the campus received a bomb threat just after 3pm. The campus was immediately evacuated

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