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.
Going the Extra Mile to Fight Cancer [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Southcoast Health is sponsoring a 5K run and walk to raise money for the Nicole Podkowa Patient, Family and Caregiver Fund.
Recycling 101 With Marissa Perez-Dormitzer [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Marissa Perez-Dormitzer is the Waste Reduction Manager for the GNB Regional Refuse Management District.
Demonstrators Rally for Free Phone Calls for Prison Inmates
Advocates say many inmates are suffering from mental illness, depression, and suicidal tendencies, and need contact with their loved ones.
National Blue Ribbon School Recognition for Congdon Elementary
Principal Darcie Aungst says 'five years ago, Congdon was ranked in the bottom 20% of schools in the state. Now, it's one of the top schools in the country.'
Fundraising With a Stay-at-Home Soirée [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The event includes an in-person event on October 1 and an online auction that runs through October 10.
A Childcare Crisis In Massachusetts [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
It's estimated after the COVID-19 shutdown, 30 percent of childcare facilities in the Commonwealth did not reopen, and more than 7,000 slots are going unfilled.
The Power of Hugs and the Samaritans [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The Samaritans of Greater New Bedford and Fall River are hoping to raise $20,000 this month and are using hugs to do it.
Teeing It Up for the Kids [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Richard Perry's daughter, organizer Cheryl Moura, says because of COVID-19 this year's golf tournament will have a different look.
Homicide Investigation Underway in Attleboro
Twenty-eight-year-old Kimberly Duphily of Attleboro was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.
A Different Year at UMass Dartmouth [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Acting Chancellor Mark Preble says despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus, the university continues to carry out its mission.