Author Archives: Bruce Burdett

Jean R. Marion, 77, Little Compton

Jean R. Marion, 77, of Little Compton, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital.  She was the wife of Richard J. Gomez. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Marion Sr. and the late Helen Flores. Mrs. Marion was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Little

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Neighborhood lends a hand

TIVERTON — Frank Fitta, Carol Chandlier, and Roger Riendeau put the finishing touches on the Countryvew Estates Giving Tree. Residents collected gifts for three families on behalf of the East Bay Community Action. Countryview residents filled a wish list prepared by East Bay Community Action — wishes ranged from gift cards to clothing and toys for

Arthur Medeiros Jr., 59, Westport

Arthur Medeiros Jr., 59, of Westport, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Fall River, he was the son of Arthur Medeiros Sr. and Herminia (Cruz) Medeiros of Westport. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served his country in the United States Army as a paratroop

Janice A. Gaw, 62, Tiverton

Janice A. Gaw, 62, of Tiverton, passed away on Friday Dec. 12, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her friends and family. She was born in Fall River, the daughter of Marilyn (Rothwell) Gaw of Warner Robins, Ga., and the late William H. Gaw. Janice graduated from BMC Durfee High School, class of 1970, and

Alice L. Amaral, 83, Westport

Alice L. (Gagnon) Amaral, 83, of Westport, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Plymouth, she was daughter of the late Rene L. and Florence E. (Stradling) Gagnon. Survivors include a son, Alan R. Amaral of Fall River; two daughters, Lynn J. Amaral of Lenox, Mass., and Jean E. Meilert of

A winter walk through one of the reservations.

Four South Coast outdoor places to make the most of winter

There is no need to hibernate the winter away, says The Trustees of Reservations. Better to get out and enjoys some ‘nature therapy,’ suggests the organization whose local headquarters is at Westport Town Farm. The Trustees offer hundreds of acres of open spaces, woodland trails, and hills around the state “where you can get out

Alvimedica sails into Abu Dhabi - Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Alvimedica finishes leg 2 in fifth place

Team Alvimedica crossed the finish line into Abu Dhabi at 5:30 p.m. local time on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 14, taking 5th place in Leg 2 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. They arrive into Abu Dhabi after leaving Cape Town, South Africa on November 19, and spending 25 days at sea. During the

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Trustees’ new app guides outdoor adventures

Looking for a good place for a woods walk, picnic or exploration? The Trustees have an app for that. The Trustees of Reservations, whose South Coast headquarters is at Westport Town Farm, have released their ‘Go Trustees’ app available for free download on iPhone or Android smartphone. “With this interactive app, planning and sharing your