Local History

Searching For Ye Oldest Tavern Locally
I was reading a Boston Globe article about three different establishments laying claim to being the oldest bar in Boston, and it got me thinking about the same question on the South Coast.
After all, in an area where the Quakers had a stronghold, it would be interesting to find out if Abe Lincoln, Na…
Radio Throwback Thursday
It's July 17, 1949. WBSM is broadcasting out of New Bedford for the very first time. The radio personalities are gathered around a microphone, putting on a show for their audience. Someone's accompanying the performance on the piano, and it's like a party right there in the studi…