I am a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. I worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. I served as News Director there for 22 years, covering crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, I happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. My family and I live in North Dartmouth.
Montigny Pushes for COVID-19 Surge Plan for the SouthCoast
Montigny says he's spend the last week conferring with local health providers about the need to identify, equip, and staff local facilities capable of handling a surge of coronavirus cases
Engine 11 in New Bedford’s South End Is Now Closed
The decision was made last month by Fire Chief Paul Coderre as part of a plan to end the 'rolling blackout' policy of shutting fire stations around the city.
Don’t Forget the Census [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
For the first time ever, census forms can be filled out online.
Education a Priority for Prince Henry Society [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The organization has awarded nearly a million dollars in scholarships since 1980.
Mayor Mitchell on Coronavirus Threat: City Hall Is on Top of It
The mayor expects to have more announcements by the end of the weekend and he's asking residents to 'stay tuned.'
Encore Boston Harbor to Close for Two Weeks
Encore Boston Harbor says it will pay its full-time employees during the shutdown.
An Easter Egg Hunt for Adults [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
St. Vincent's Services is sponsoring the event, which begins at 5 p.m. on April 4 at Bristol Community College in Fall River.
Joe Kennedy Woos Democratic Votes in New Bedford
Congressman Joseph Kennedy III stopped at the New Bedford Democratic Caucus on Sunday, hoping to build support for his campaign against Senator Edward Markey.
Bob Branco Is Advocating for the Blind [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Bob is holding a workshop on April 2 at the Downtown Public Library, hoping to convince employers that hiring the blind is good business.
Six New Bedford Democrats Endorse Joe Kennedy III for U.S. Senate
State Senator Mark Montigny and former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang were among those endorsing Kennedy.