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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.
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Salary, Pension Changes Prompt Exodus of Massachusetts Judges

An unusual number of state judges retired from the bench this year, a development likely tied to a recent salary increase for the jurists.

The Boston Globe reports that 32 judges announced their retirements in 2014, including 17 who had not yet reached the mandatory retirement age of 70

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

MBTA Receives $1 Billion For Green Line Upgrades

The federal government is providing Massachusetts with $996 million for rail improvements, but not on the South Coast. The funds amount to just 43% of the total cost of the extension of the MBTA's Green Line to Somerville and Medford

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Silva, Trinidad - New Bedford Police
Silva, Trinidad - New Bedford Police

New Bedford Teens Arrested For Tire Theft

Two New Bedford men have been arrested in connection with an early morning tire theft.

Around 2am Wednesday morning, officers were called to the area of Grape and Oak Street in the South End regarding two males stealing tires from a Honda Accord

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Former Sacred Heart Church Memorialized By New Monument

The newest monument in New Bedford was dedicated Sunday, memorializing the former Sacred Heart Church.

Former parishioners of the church, which was demolished in 2001, gathered at the former site of the church at Robeson and Summer Streets for a dedication ceremony

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell: New Bedford Built Trust Between Residents and Police

Mayor Jon Mitchell says in dealing with it's own police involved shootings, New Bedford has some lessons Ferguson, Missouri can benefit from.

During his weekly radio program, Mitchell referred to the 2012 fatal police shooting of 15-year-old Malcolm Gracia, who had stabbed one police officer and charged at others before he was shot dead in Temple Landing

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Jamie Casey/Facebook

Over 2,000 Turkey Dinners Prepped and Delivered by New Bedford Area Volunteers

While many of us are sitting down to a home-cooked meal with all the fixings this Thanksgiving, there are a number of families throughout Greater New Bedford that won't have that luxury. That's why a group of volunteers began a Thanksgiving Ministry 17 years ago, and are now preparing and delivering over 2,000 turkey dinners

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Reverend Russ Chamberlain Robbed of Gift Cards, Sentimental Coins

New Bedford Police are looking into the apparent theft of a safe from Reverend Russ Chamberlain's home.

Reverend Russ, who operates Mercy Meals and More, says he allowed a less fortunate man he knew to stay with him for a while

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