southeastern Mass.

Drought Conditions Continue In Mass.
Despite increased precipitation in November, large portions of the state continue to experience a water deficit.
The State Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs says a drought warning continues in Southeastern Massachusetts, which indicates more than six consecutive months of groundwater and str…
Catholic Charities Appeal Begins Next Month
The 2016 Catholic Charities Appeal in our area will kick off on May 1st.
Jim Campbell of the Fall River Diocese Development Office says last year's campaign set a new record, $4.5 million. Campbell tells WBSM News, there were a couple of reasons why...
New Deadlines Set For Region C Casino
State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region, which is centered near Fall River and New Bedford, will be due Jan...
D68 Respiratory Virus Found In Southeastern Mass
State health officials say a case of an unusual respiratory virus affecting children around the country has been confirmed in an 8-year-old southeastern Massachusetts girl.
Department of Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said Tuesday the girl has a history of asthma...
Mashpee Tribe Says Taunton Casino One Step Closer
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it's a step closer to having land placed in trust for a proposed resort casino in Taunton.
The U.S. Department of Interior has released a final environmental impact statement on the 151-acre site. The move begins a one-month comment period before the decision is …
CapeFlyer Station Opens In Wareham
A new rail station opened Friday in Wareham Village. State and local officials cut a ribbon on Thursday at the new CapeFlyer rail station off Main Street in Wareham.
State Rep. William Straus of Mattapoisett tells WBSM News, the station will provide a comfortable spot for riders to wait for the train…
Lawmaker Wants To Expand Services At Taunton State
State Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth wants the state to expand services at Taunton State Hospital.  Right now,  there are a small number of beds there to serve the mentally ill. 
Rep. Markey thinks Taunton State would also be a great place to offer serves for women with addiction issue…
Mass. Gaming Commission Coming To Southeast Region
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet in Fall River later this month, to discuss the possibility of accepting applications from commercial developers to build a casino in Southeastern Mass. 
The state's casino law allowed for a tribal casino in Region C, the Southeastern part of the state, bu…