Politics

Who’s Running in New Bedford? Here’s Your Complete List
NEW BEDFORD — It's shaping up to be a busy election season in New Bedford.
Tuesday was the last day for candidates to hand in their signed nomination packets for this year's city elections.
In the race for mayor, incumbent Jon Mitchell is seeking a fourth term, but faces several challe…
Doubts Expressed Over Dartmouth’s Proposal for Round Hill Beach
DARTMOUTH - The Town of Dartmouth is assuring residents that a plan to restore the salt marsh at Round Hill Beach will not open the beach parking lot to out-of-town residents.
The Town is proposing to utilize $5.2 million dollars in grants to revitalize the salt marsh at the South Dartmouth beach, wh…
Russian Spy Plane Flys Over Rhode Island And Massachusetts
Its not something you see everyday, a Russian Spy plane flying over parts of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.
It happened Friday, according to Boston Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel.
Garfinkel is somewhat of an expert on international aircraft and tracked the aircraft's movements using …
Gov. Baker Rolls Out New ‘Green’ Rules for Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is rolling out a new set of rules on greenhouse gas emissions.
The regulations to be announced Friday are aimed at bringing Massachusetts into compliance with an ambitious state law that calls for a 25 percent reduction in emissions by the end of…
Ad Campaign Against Driving High Coming To Mass.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts officials are promising to crack down on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepares for full implementation of its voter-approved recreational pot law.
State police said Thursday they are increasing the number of officers with special training in detecting whether mo…
Finnerty Will Not Seek Re-Election To School Committee
New Bedford School Committee member Lawrence Finnerty says he will not seek re-election this fall.
Finnerty tells WBSM News he's been wrestling with the decision for awhile, but a recent vacation with his grand-children convinced him it was time to step down...

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