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.
State Rep. Chris Markey Makes Sense with Marijuana Bill [OPINION]
The fallout from the Fall River marijuana-related political corruption bust of Mayor Correia continues. Rep. Markey is defending the taxpayers with his bill.
A Wonderful New Bedford Book Shop [OPINION]
Local used book stores have been decimated by Amazon. But New Bedford has a book shop that beats the online giant.
What Happens If Gomes Wins Mayor and Withdraws? [OPINION]
The odd political season that has been New Bedford's 2019 city election keeps getting more interesting. What if a non-candidate like Brian Gomes is a winner?
New Bedford Faces Traffic Troubles from MBTA Train [OPINION]
The long-delayed dream of re-connecting New Bedford directly to Boston by a daily passenger train is coming true. Is New Bedford ready for the traffic pattern?
Mayor’s Mystery Money from Marijuana? Maybe! [OPINION]
In February, Mayor Jasiel Correia III offered to pay his investors over $300k in a move to settle the federal criminal charges against him. Was it weed money?
Indicted Mayor Jasiel Correia III Captained a Rat Ship [OPINION]
Already facing serious federal charges based on his private-sector business dealings, the Mayor of Fall River was arrested for extortion by the FBI.
Congressman Kennedy Should Meet with Mass Police [OPINION]
Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III will be the next elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. He should build a network of contacts with local police officers.
Brian Gomes’ Mistake Might Be a Blessing for Him [OPINION]
Longtime New Bedford City Councilor Brian Gomes made a very public blunder when he missed the deadline to withdraw from the race for mayor on Tuesday.
‘Mystery Martins’ Disappears Again from the Ballot [OPINION]
Former Ward Two City Councilor Steve Martins is the David Copperfield of New Bedford politics. He has twice drawn a crowd and then disappeared from the ballot.
New Bedford Candidates Rebel Against Campaign Laws [OPINION]
I don't like restrictions on free speech and particularly political speech. I appreciate rebels for individual rights. Are these candidates rebels or just lazy?