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 Seaport Chowderfest Coming September 30 [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The 18th annual Blount Fine Foods New Bedford Seaport Chowderfest is happening on Saturday, September 30 at Pier 3 on the city's waterfront.
Fall River Fabric Arts Festival Expanding to New Bedford, Providence [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Michael Benevides and his team behind the Fabric Arts Festival are adding venues in New Bedford and Providence, in addition to locations in Fall River.
Scouting BSA Holding Recruiting Event in New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Scouting BSA will be holding a recruiting event in New Bedford on Saturday, September 23 from boys and girls ages five to 17.
Massachusetts Red Cross Tackles Flooding, Blood Shortages [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
With flooding in Central Massachusetts and the arrival of Hurricane Lee, the Red Cross was responding to it all.
How New Bedford Should Handle the Rise in COVID Cases [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Community Health Center CEO Cheryl Bartlett would like to see a more moderate and reasonable response to COVID this time around.
Posture Workshop to Benefit New Bedford’s Our Sisters’ School [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
A Posture Workshop on Saturday, September 23 at Sangha New Bedford will benefit Our Sisters' School, a private school for middle-school aged girls in the city.
September 23 Is Wet Paint Day in Dartmouth [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Dartmouth Cultural Center President Pauline Santos said the upcoming Wet Paint Day on Sept. 23 is the largest turnout of artists ever for the event.
Dartmouth Restaurant Fundraiser to Benefit Wounded Warriors [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Matt Rooney of Dartmouth's Black Bass Grille has staged fundraisers for the past 11 years for the Wounded Warriors Project, raising $150,000 in the process.
Dartmouth-Based Foundation Seeks to Boost Mental Health Services [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The Tyler Joseph Leonard Memorial Foundation is committed to promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and and providing resources for those who need help.
New Bedford Coastal Foodshed a Hub for Farmers and Consumers [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford's Coastal Foodshed was started in 2018 to make it easier for local farmers to sell what they grow.