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State Reps Sound Off on Pay Raise for Legislature
Two state representatives offered differing viewpoints on the recent pay raise for state legislators on Friday’s edition of The Barry Richard Show on WBSM.
The bill came about after an advisory committee pushed it through last week, the day before the Presidential Inauguration, in qui…
Fall River Lawmaker Files “Revenge Porn” Bill
"Revenge porn" is what one local lawmaker calls the act of posting a nude photo of another person to the internet without permission. State Representative Alan Silvia of Fall River says the act should have severe consequences, and has filed a bill that would criminalize revenge por…
Polito Backs Baker on Fisherman’s Story
Karyn Polito , the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor made a stop on the Southcoast Thursday, talking up the Baker-Polito ticket prior to election day.
Speaking on WBSM's mid-day magazine, Polito discussed the emotional story told by Charlie Baker at a recent debate, about a meeting on the do…
Officials Celebrate Elevator Installation at Local Library
A vital improvement is being celebrated at a New Bedford library.
Installation of an elevator at the Casa Da Saudade Library has been completed, and acting Library Director Jeff Dickinson tells WBSM News it was a much-needed component to provide access to the entire building...
$160K In Funding For Arts And History In New Bedford
Over $160,000 in state grant money will be flowing into downtown New Bedford. The grants are being awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and were announced by State Representative Antonio Cabral.
New Bedford’s nonprofit grant awards include:

$33,750 for AHA
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