I'm a Freetown native, a product of public schools and a graduate of UMass Amherst. I also graduated from the U.S. Army's Military Police school, and was honorably discharged from the Massachusetts National Guard. I was later the founder of a weekly newspaper, and worked as a journalist for several other publications. I served as Freetown selectman, and as a delegate to the Republican state convention. I worked in the world of business and sales for a number of years. I started in radio with Boston Herald Radio, and now I'm here on WBSM, combining my experience in the military, politics and the business world to bring you discussion and debate every weekday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.
SouthCoast Police Have Deep Political Support [OPINION]
The radical 'police reform' bill currently sitting on the desk of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has forced politicians into the public light.
Was the New Bedford Murder and Attack on Police Preventable? [OPINION]
The day after Thanksgiving, the city of New Bedford was rocked by murder and multiple attempted murders by one gunman. The suspect is a troubled suburban kid.
New Bedford Mayor Explains His Residency Veto [OPINION]
Mayor Jon Mitchell recently vetoed a city council ordinance that would overhaul the residency requirement for certain municipal employees.
Mitchell Rejects City Council Residency Rule Changes [OPINION]
There's been a decades-long political controversy in New Bedford surrounding the residency rule for some city employees. The simmer is starting to boil again.
Give Thanks for Police Officers and Firefighters [OPINION]
The city of New Bedford had a crazy few days around the Thanksgiving holiday. Local police officers and firefighters handled situations and saved lives.
Why Is the Biden-Harris Team Rejecting Senator Warren? [OPINION]
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren really wants to be part of the executive branch. She has tried multiple avenues to get executive power and has failed.
Massachusetts State Trooper Shooting Should Wake Us Up [OPINION]
The vacation town of Hyannis was the site of the attempted murder of a state trooper. Thankfully, the trooper will survive the assassination attempt.
It Might Help to Pretend It Isn’t Thanksgiving [OPINION]
If you are capable of pretending COVID-19 isn't a real problem, you are equally capable of pretending it isn't Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Mayor Mitchell Has Prepared New Bedford for Covid-19 [OPINION]
Massachusetts, like many other states, is experiencing a surge in the number of COVID-19 patients. The key to managing the virus is local leadership.
New Bedford City Council Tackling Residency Rules [OPINION]
There has been a residency requirement for some New Bedford city employees for decades. It hasn't been perfect and it has been controversial at times.