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Faces Of New Bedford #159: Amanda Ormseth

Meet Amanda Ormseth, 25-year-old Elementary Teacher and Buti Yoga Instructor. Amanda grew up in New Bedford and after graduation, she spent a lot of times waitressing and bartending while attaining her English degree from UMass Dartmouth. Knowing she didn’t want to continue working in restaurants, she applied for a substitute …

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Faces Of New Bedford #157: Keri Branquinho

Meet Keri Branquinho, 31-year-old behavioural health care worker and Valedictorian of Bristol Community College’s 2018 graduating class. Keri has always had a love for learning and school, but after graduating high school she was more focused on working hard. She decided that she didn’t feel like she was ready for …

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Faces Of New Bedford #155: Josh Amaral

Meet Josh Amaral, New Bedford School Committee member and Assistant Director of Fuel Assistance and Planning at PACE. Josh spent his entire life in New Bedford, graduating from New Bedford High School in 2011. Upon graduation, he attended UMass Dartmouth majoring in Political Science with the thought of one day …

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Faces Of New Bedford #153: Abrah Zion

Meet Abrah Zion, 42-year-old Photographer, and owner of Miss Z Photography. Abrah has always been into photography, stealing her parent’s polaroid and film cameras as a kid, taking photos of anything she could. With both of her parents as teachers, she knew she wouldn’t be able to go to college …

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