Phil Devitt is Digital Managing Editor of Fun 107 and WBSM. He also anchors the weekday afternoon news on 1420 WBSM, 99.5 FM and the WBSM app. A lifelong SouthCoast resident, he has been telling local stories since his days at The Villager, Westport High School's student newspaper (alongside Fun 107's Gazelle). Before joining Townsquare New Bedford-Fall River, he served as digital city editor for The Herald News, managing editor of Hathaway Publishing, editor of The Chronicle and The Fall River Spirit, and reporter for The Standard-Times. He was twice named Feature Writer of the Year by Gannett and, in 2017, one of Editor & Publisher Magazine's 25 Under 35. His work has been featured in The Boston Globe Magazine, Al Jazeera English, National Geographic School Publishing and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Write to him at email@example.com.
New Bedford Woman Sentenced to Prison for Role in Fentanyl Trafficking Ring
Maria Carrion, 46, was one of the distributors and runners for the Orlando Badillo Fentanyl Drug Trafficking Organization, the Bristol County District Attorney says.
Fall River Diocese Is Closing Bishop Connolly High School
Bishop Connolly High School on Elsbree Street is closing, the Fall River Diocese announced, citing declining enrollment and financial struggles.
Westport Man’s Surreal ‘SNL’ Adventure Takes Him from Audience to After Party
A visit to "Saturday Night Live" was a dream come true for lifelong fan Phil Devitt, but it ended up being just one surreal moment of the night.
Marshfield Double Homicide Suspect Arrested in Florida
Christopher Keeley, 27, has been arrested in Florida for the murders of Marshfield residents Carl and Vicki Mattson.
Freetown-Lakeville Parent Breaches School Security With Fake Name
The mother of two Freetown-Lakeville students says she was "infuriated" after an experiment to gauge security in district schools yielded surprising results.
Fall River Fire Damages Several Businesses
A fire at a Mariano Bishop Boulevard shopping plaza caused at least $1 million in damage to Burns Power Tools and disrupted business at neighboring shops.
Embers Spark Fire at Two-Story Fairhaven Home
Burning materials left over from a backyard fire sparked a blaze at a two-story Fairhaven home on July 26.
Fairhaven Bank Robbery Suspect Prompts Hastings Lockdown
A 24-year-old Westfield man has been charged in the robbery of Citizens Bank March 16. He allegedly fled into the woods near Hastings Middle School, which led to a brief lockdown.