southeastern Mass.

Drought Conditions Continue
Despite increased precipitation in November, large portions of the state continue to experience a water deficit.
The State Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs says a drought warning continues in Southeastern Massachusetts, which indicates more than six consecutive months of groundwater and str…
Helping The Needy
The 2016 Catholic Charities Appeal in our area will kick off on May 1st.
Jim Campbell of the Fall River Diocese Development Office says last year's campaign set a new record, $4.5 million. Campbell tells WBSM News, there were a couple of reasons why...
Letter To Gaming Commission
Two New Bedford lawyers have written a letter to the Mass. Gaming Commission, urging them to follow the state's 2012 Casino Law, and award a casino license in Region C --- Southeastern Massachusetts.
Attorney Phil Beauregard and Attorney George Leontire wrote the letter after watching the March 19th …
Application Deadline Changed
State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region, which is centered near Fall River and New Bedford, will be due Jan...
Respiratory Virus Confirmed
State health officials say a case of an unusual respiratory virus affecting children around the country has been confirmed in an 8-year-old southeastern Massachusetts girl.
Department of Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said Tuesday the girl has a history of asthma...
Taunton Casino Advances
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it's a step closer to having land placed in trust for a proposed resort casino in Taunton.
The U.S. Department of Interior has released a final environmental impact statement on the 151-acre site. The move begins a one-month comment period before the decision is …
Rail Station Opens In Wareham
A new rail station opened Friday in Wareham Village. State and local officials cut a ribbon on Thursday at the new CapeFlyer rail station off Main Street in Wareham.
State Rep. William Straus of Mattapoisett tells WBSM News, the station will provide a comfortable spot for riders to wait for the train…

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