Monthly Archives: March 2013

For monarchs’ sake, spare the milkweed

Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species’ Mexican winter home, it turns out that harm done here may be even worse. Not so long ago, the orange and black butterflies were


Pedestrian seriously injured by car in Warren

A 29-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday evening, March 27, when he was struck by a car while cross Main Street just after 8 p.m. Police said the unidentified man was struck by a car driving south on Route 114 toward Bristol as he crossed Main at the Mary V. Quirk School. The victim was

Ryan Sherwood is looking to expand Blue Lobster Productions.

Barrington student starts film business

Ryan Sherwood hasn’t graduated high school but he’s already started his own company. The 17-year-old Barrington resident launched Blue Lobster Productions last summer, and is in the midst of a marketing push to expand his company’s reputation. Ryan, a senior at Barrington High School, is putting together a documentary highlighting local businesses and their owners.

Hilberto Marques rests and has a bite to eat along Main Road.

Easter Pilgrims’ trek reaps roadside rewards

Down Drift Road at dawn and across Hix Bridge they came Friday, 20 pilgrims on the home stretch of their Lenten Week-long trek of faith. Their staffs tapping the pavement, the Romeiros chanted Hail Mary, the Rosary and prayers for friends in need as they followed a tradition of sacrifice and prayer begun five centuries

Voter registration session set for April 10

The Westport Board of Registrar of Voters will hold a registration session for residents not registered to vote so that they may qualify to vote in the special state primary on April 30. The registration session will be Wednesday, April 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall. This is also the last day