Author Archives: Bruce Burdett

storm warning

Potent storm

Potent storm

This Wednesday through Friday storm has brought not only rain but powerful north to northeast winds to Westport. The wind gauge at the Westport Life Saving Station on East Beach Road recorded a gust of 57 m.p.h. between 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Westport Fishermen’s Association. The forecast calls for winds to gradually ease

His car was loaded with copper cable but the driver was not clear on where it came from.

Police seek owner of suspected stolen copper wire

They have seized a car-load of high quality copper wire and now Westport Police hope to discover where that wire was taken from. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, at approximately 9 a.m., officer Tara Sousa conducted a motor vehicle stop on Sodom Road of a vehicle that was unregistered, uninsured, and had attached plates from another

westport high school

Teachers’ work-to-rule prompts school ‘help-wanted’ call

As the Westport teacher contract dispute continues, the department has put out a help-wanted call to fill gaps that it says have been created by the teachers’ work-to-rule stance. After talks broke down at the beginning of the school year, the teachers’ union said that teachers would only do contractually required instructional work until the

Westport Town Hall

Third Master Plan workshop is Saturday, Oct. 25, in Westport

All Westport residents are invited to offer their input on three sections of the Master Plan Update on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road. The third of four public input sessions, Workshop 3 will address goals and objectives for historic and cultural

Mill Pond Conservation Area, Westport.

Hike the site of future apple orchard

Join the Westport Land Conservation Trust on Friday, Oct. 24, at its Mill Pond Conservation Area on Reed Road from 10 a.m. to noon to walk the property and hear about WLCT’s plans for an organic, all-access apple orchard. The group will be looking for volunteers to help once the project gets underway. Free parking

Bettencourt 001

Dorothy K. Bettencourt, 88, Westport

Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt, 88, of Westport, passed away early on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Anne’s Hospital. She was the wife of John E. Bettencourt Sr. of Westport, to whom she had been married for 67 years. Born and raised in Tiverton, daughter of the late Victor S. and Senhorniha (Rose) Rose, she

Scott M. MacDonald

Scott M. MacDonald, 44, Somerset

Scott M. MacDonald, 44, of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of 18 years to Amanda J. (Golden) MacDonald. Scott was born in Framingham, Mass., the son of Rita (St.Cyr) MacDonald of Lawrence, Mass., and the late John Philip MacDonald. He

Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department_photo

Prudence Island house fire victim identified

The Prudence Island man killed by a Thursday evening house fire was identified Monday as 83-year-old Norman Medeiros. Portsmouth Police said that firefighters discovered his body while battling the fire at 088 Ross Lane, on the island’s northeast side. The Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD) responded there at 7:03 p.m. for a report of