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Kids scamper for Easter eggs in Portsmouth (photos)

Kids are off and running at the start of the first egg hunt.

By   19 hours ago

PORTSMOUTH — A couple hundred kids came out searching for the elusive golden eggs Saturday during the 15th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at the Brown House at Glen Farm. About 1,500 plastic eggs — they were empty but the children traded them in for candy — were “seeded” on the lawn behind the old farmhouse. […]

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Oyster reef helped Wellfleet; How about Westport?

Jesse Bean tends to an oyster reef in Wellfleet. (Mass. Oyster photo)

By   18 hours ago

The Westport River Watershed Alliance has invited Curt Felix, an expert on oyster cultivation, to speak about Wellfleet’s oyster reef building project.  The Westport Shellfish Advisory Board and Westport’s Shellfish Constable, Gary Sherman have endorsed the presentation. The Town of Wellfleet used oyster shells to build oyster reefs and grow oysters in their nitrogen polluted […]

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Elaine F. Nearpass, Tiverton

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By   4 days ago

Elaine F. Nearpass of Tiverton went to join her son Jeff in the presence of the Lord on April 14 after a valiant struggle. Her heart never gave up but her body could not contain her spirit any longer. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of  Mrs. Susie (Motta) Farias and the late […]

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Letter: Opposition to Sakonnet Bridge toll is not ‘hysteria’

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By   3 days ago

To the editor: Recently, Ms. Carolyn Booth of Newport wrote to Newport This Week and the ProJo about the toll issue. Our response: Correct, the anti-toll groups do not speak for all of Newport County. Senate President Paiva-Weed’s and Rep. Martin’s positions are well known and understood. We respect them for doing the right thing […]

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Portsmouth High girls’ track team dominates (photos)

Maddie Hobbs

By   5 days ago

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ track team shot to the top of the Eastern Division with a 5-0 record following impressive victories over Mt. Hope and Rogers high schools in a dual meet in Bristol Monday afternoon. The team beat Mt. Hope, 94-56, and dominated Rogers, 127-16. Check out some photos from the […]

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