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Taylor Cormier

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.
Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM

Sutter Proposes Additional Fee for Fall River Residents

In a press conference held Monday morning, Fall River Mayor Sam Sutter proposed creating a new sanitation fee for all city households. The fee would cost households $120 per year in addition to residents having to purchase the Pay As You Throw bags currently required for trash removal.  

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Walters, Taylor/Wareham Police
Walters, Taylor/Wareham Police

Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Wareham

Wareham Police arrest two people on drug charges Thursday night.

Police Chief Kevin Walsh says detectives executed a search warrant at 96 Plymouth Ave in East Wareham, and found 31-year-old Elizabeth Taylor of Plymouth in the driveway in possession of unprescribed Suboxone strips and a hypodermic needle

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Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Transgender Victims and the Media

I've learned what I feel is a very valuable lesson.

Earlier this week, two precious lives were ended when the car they were driving crashed in Mattapoisett. One of the victims was a female-to-male transgender.

Before we take a look at what my lesson was, it's important

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Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Iconic Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouse On The Move

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) _ An iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse has begun its gradual move from its rapidly eroding cliffside perch.

Powerful hydraulic jacks inched the Gay Head Lighthouse roughly 5 feet along steel rails just before noon Thursday.

The 400-ton

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Searching for Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

New Bedford Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery.

Just before noon Thursday a hold up alarm was activated at the Royal 7 Food and Deli on Summer Street.

The man, armed with a knife, did not get any money after a struggle with the clerk

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Vandersluis, Facebook
Vandersluis, Facebook

New Bedford Man Arraigned In Break-In Case That Ended In a Car Crash

A New Bedford man pleads not guilty in Falmouth District Court to charges connected to an alleged break-in last year.

According to the Standard Times, 36-year-old Sage Vandersluis was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, larceny, possession of a burglary tool, and destruction of property. He was ordered held on $5,000 bail.

Police allege Vandersluis broke into a home in Pocas

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Ian Gavan/Getty Images
Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Natalie Portman Addresses Harvard Grads

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Actress Natalie Portman has advised graduating Harvard seniors to use their inexperience to their advantage.

The Academy Award-winning actress, speaking at Harvard College's Class Day on Wednesday, told graduates not knowing their limitations can help them take risks that can lead to life-changing rewards.

She cited he

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Bristol County District Attorney's Office/Facebook
Bristol County District Attorney's Office/Facebook

Bristol County DA Hosting Employers for Domestic Violence Seminar

Though it may take place at home, domestic violence can take a toll in the work environment as well.

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn's office is hosting a seminar this week, informing employers of their rights, responsibilities, and liabilities when it comes to dealing with sensitive matters like domestic violence

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Sargent, Rodrigues/Facebook
Sargent, Rodrigues/Facebook

Fairhaven High School Dealing With Tragic Loss Days Before Graduation

Fairhaven school administrators are working to console students at the high school after the tragic loss of a fellow classmate.

18-year-old Meghan Sargent, a graduating senior at Fairhaven High, was killed after the car she was in, driven by 21-year-old Brooklyn Rodrigues, crashed on Route 6 in Mattapoisett Monday night

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