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Finnerty Will Not Seek Re-Election To School Committee
New Bedford School Committee member Lawrence Finnerty says he will not seek re-election this fall.
Finnerty tells WBSM News he's been wrestling with the decision for awhile, but a recent vacation with his grand-children convinced him it was time to step down...
Cotter Removed from Position with New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police Detective Chris Cotter has been removed from his position on the department's Juvenile/Sexual Assault Unit, he confirmed to WBSM News Tuesday night.
Citing only "managerial differences," Cotter was told he was being reassigned back to the uniform division aft…
Beg To Differ, Mr. Mayor – Richard
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has stated loudly and clearly his opposition to WBSM's decision to run with a news story about a six year old girl who claimed to have been assaulted by another student at the Hayden McFadden Elementary School on August 22nd.  W...
Bring Your Parent To School Suspension [Video]
What do you think of this concept for slowing down school disruptions and violence. It's called 'reverse suspension." New Bedford School Committee member Chris Cotter likes it so much, he brought it up on Brian's Beat. Cotter claims he may introduce reverse suspension at an u…
Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?
According to a Standard Times, the schools Superintendent believes New Bedford parents, teachers and students "need to embrace" Parcc testing or feel the pain courtesy of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Pia Durkin balked  in a lengthy diatribe, at the recent…

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