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Why Go Solar?

Technology continues to amaze me. Not just by what it can do, but by how it works. Solar energy, for instance, continues to grow by leaps and bounds in efficiency. Did you know there's an ongoing project to make all of our public roadways sol

Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM
Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM

Cultural Council Grant Boosts Seaman’s Bethel Project

Members of the Mass. Cultural Council joined local officais on Monday at the Seaman's Bethel to celebrate the Council's decision to designate more than $2 million for projects on the Southcoast.

One of those projects is the restoration of the Seaman's Bethel and Mariner's Home on Johnny Cake Hill

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TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event
TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event

Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern

With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman Supports President In Immigration Crisis

Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman weighed in on the immigration border crisis during a stop Monday on the Southcoast.

Grossman is one of three Democratic candidates for Governor.

Speaking on the Taylor Cormier Show on WBSM, Grossman called the situation an "humanitarian crisis" and he urged Congress to work with the President

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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Memorial Day Parades And Events Around The Southcoast

It's Memorial Day! Time to head out on this beautiful Monday and check out some special parades and events!

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Mello Arrested in Drug Raid

The son of former SouthCoast crime boss Timothy Mello was arrested Friday during a drug raid in Fall River.

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New Bedford Has Adequate Road Salt Supply

Communities up and down the East Coast are hoping the worst of this winter is behind us.  That's because producers of road salt are having a hard time keeping up with demand.  In New Bedford, D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News, the city has about 700 tons of road salt on hand, with another delivery scheduled for this week

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Weston Observatory

UPDATE: Two Possible Earthquakes Felt Throughout Southcoast

UPDATE 6:48 - There are now reports of two earthquakes striking the Southcoast within minutes of each other. The first quake is reported by the United States Geological Survey as a M2.4 earthquake, originating at 5:46pm 1.5 miles SSW of New Bedford.

The second quake is being reported by multipl

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MLK Day Honors Service to Others in New Bedford

Creating change is sometimes like yelling at an earthquake to stop shaking. The world, however, has witnessed measurable change brought about by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a mentor of the ages

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