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.
New Bedford’s Arts and Culture Scene Is Thriving [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Creative Strategist Margo Saulnier says the arts community is starting to thrive again, and 2022 will be an excellent year for arts and culture.
Attleboro Man Sentenced for Gun Trafficking
Prosecutors say Richard Philippe, a convicted felon, purchased dozens of guns in Georgia, then transported them to a warehouse in Taunton where he sold them for cash.
Police Rescue Two From Submerged Car in Dartmouth
Several area police officers rescued two people late last night from a car submerged in Lake Noquochoke.
New Bedford’s The Basics, Southcoast Connects With Families [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Nw Bedford's The Basics, Southcoast and its partners are providing information to families about building an educational foundation for their young children.
Jack Spillane on the Dartmouth Indian Vote and More [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
It's still unclear whether the Dartmouth School Committee will follow the will of the voters or move to change the logo, said New Bedford Light's Jack Spillane.
A Comeback at the Dartmouth Cultural Center [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
As COVID-19 has faded, the Dartmouth Cultural Center is again gearing up for a full schedule of activities.
Dartmouth Woman Shares Her Amazon Adventure [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Dartmouth's Holly Fitzgerald has written a book detailing her honeymoon adventure including surviving a plane crash and being stranded on the Amazon River.
New Bedford Activist Pushes Morse Site Cleanup [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford activist John "Buddy" Andrade is critical of the slow pace of the cleanup at the former Morse Cutting Tools site at Wing and Pleasant Streets.
Westport Woman Wants to Improve Your Relationship With Money [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Westport's Kerry Cudmore offers free financial literacy classes and said April, which is Financial Literacy Month, is a good time to think about your money.
Fall River Police Recover Glock Pistol and Arrest Suspect
Taken into custody was 18-year old Joshua Holmes who police say was in possession of the loaded handgun.