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 1970s and '80s 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.
Fill the Bus Toy Drive Coming to Dartmouth and Fairhaven [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Police officers in Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Acushnet are helping Jerry Pinto fill three buses full of new, unwrapped toys for families in need Dec. 10 and 11.
New Bedford Toy Drive and Tree Lighting Spread Christmas Joy [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New, unwrapped toys can be brought to any New Bedford fire station through December 14, where firefighters will help with the distribution to families.
New Bedford Light’s Jack Spillane Updates Election and More [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane said he 'audibly gasped' on election night when it was learned that Paul Heroux had defeated Sheriff Tom Hodgson.
Nine Residents Displaced In New Bedford Fire
Tenants led a 94-year-old woman to safety, along with their family and three cats, before firefighters arrived.
A New Venue for New Bedford’s Your Theatre [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The renovation work will accommodate both the church's needs and create a small-to-medium performing arts center in what is being called the Steeple Playhouse.
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Plans a Busy December [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Executive Director Laura Orleans discusses upcoming programs at the center, including a free program 'Women on the Water.'
Freetown Woman Faces Charge After Unauthorized Entry into Schools
Lakeville Police Chief Matthew Perkins announced the woman will be charged with disturbing a school assembly, and would be summonsed into court.
Six New Bedford Firefighters Honored In Worcester Ceremony
The New Bedford delegation was among dozens of firefighters from around the state being recognized.
Mayor Visits Europe Hoping to Attract Wind Investment Here
Mitchell was representing his city last week at the Offshore Wind Northeast Conference in Sunderland, United Kingdom.
A Holiday Celebration at the New Bedford Ballet [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The New Bedford Ballet Theater Company will perform 'A New England Nutcracker' December 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at its building at 2459 Purchase Street.