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 1970's and 80's 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.
UMass Dartmouth Professor Fears for Fate of Afghanistan [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
UMass Dartmouth Professor Brian Glyn Williams said people he met in Afghanistan are calling and e-mailing him asking for help in finding a way out.
Helping New Bedford and Fall River’s Homeless Children [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Horizons for Homeless Children is recruiting volunteers to play with homeless kids for two hours a week in shelters in Fall River and New Bedford.
Fairhaven’s Fitness in the Park to Feature Chair Yoga Day [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Chair yoga allows older and physically challenged people to still get great health benefits from yoga and take part in the fun at Fairhaven's Cushman Park.
New Bedford’s High Point Assists Those Fighting Addiction [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
High Point Outreach Coordinator Tara Pacheco said the clinic on North Front in New Bedford serves all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.
Share Foundation Reaching Out to the SouthCoast’s Severely Disabled [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
During its 39-year history, the Share Foundation has helped dozens of disabled people improve their ability to communicate through computer technology.
John Oliveira Will Not Seek Re-Election to School Committee
John Oliveira says he's purchased a home in Maine and is moving there once he closes on the property.
Dealing With the Delta Variant in New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Health expects say lock downs, face coverings and social distancing could again be a part of our lives by the fall.
The Story Behind New Bedford Light [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford Light, a free online news site, launched this month with a special COVID-19 edition.
Summer Fun at New Bedford’s West Beach
The City's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Beaches has been working for several years to bring new recreational programs to both East and West Beaches.
Serving New Bedford Children for 40 Years [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
The Foster Grandparent program is run through Coastline Elderly Services in New Bedford, and is looking to add more local people to its roster.