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Fishermen to serve up classic boats, salty tales, sea chanteys

Fishermen to serve up classic boats, salty tales, sea chanteys

The Westport Fishermen’s Association will host its fifth annual Classic Wooden Boat Exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, from 12-4 p.m. The event will be held at the Horseneck Point Life Saving Station, 241 East Beach Road, Westport, and is free and open to the public. This year’s show will feature beautiful and

John B. Leonard, 82, Westport

John B. Leonard, 82, of Westport died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Pamela R. Leonard.  He was the father of the late Wayne C. Leonard and brother of Rhoda Linnehan of Norwood, Mass., and the late Bradford Leonard.  Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Charles

Letter: Time to clean house in Tiverton

To the editor: The upcoming election is a time for a much-needed change to the town side of Tiverton government.  It is very clear and apparent that the majority of our current town council lacks leadership.  The town is currently a public embarrassment. Below is a list of many examples of how anyone would arrive

David S. Medeiros Sr., 77, Little Compton

David S. Medeiros Sr., 77, of Little Compton, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. Born in Little Compton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Rocha) Medeiros. He was a lifelong resident of Little Compton. Mr. Medeiros was a self-employed carpenter for 50 years. He

Two American oystercatchers at Allens Pond. (Dan Logan)

Bird Club slideshow celebrates Dartmouth’s 350th 

The Paskamansett Bird Club’s October meeting will feature a slideshow focused on the natural beauty of Dartmouth. The meeting, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 8, continues the year-long celebration of Dartmouth’s 350th Anniversary. Dan Logan will present “All Around Us: The Birds and Nature Resources of Old Dartmouth” at the Dartmouth Grange, 1133 Fisher Avenue.

Students file into one of Little Compton's modular classrooms two years ago.

Modular classrooms an option for sixth grade

It worked next door in Little Compton and now Westport school officials are wondering whether modular classrooms might help buy time while the school resolves its PCB woes at Westport Middle School. The School Committee discussed recently and will revisit this week the idea of leasing or buying modular classrooms to house sixth grade students

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Cat spay/neuter day is Oct. 16 in Westport

Westport Animal Control is sponsoring a cat spay/neuter day on Thursday, October 16.  The event will be held at the Westport Fire Station #1 located at 54 Hix Bridge Road. Residents who are interested in having their cat spayed or neutered need to contact the Westport Police Department for an appointment.  Initially the event is

Alanna Horton of Westport.

Horton shines for PCD tennis

Alanna Horton of Westport was named Athlete of the Week at the Providence Country Day School in East Providence for the week of September 14. Horton had two straight set wins at second singles against Cranston West, 6–3 and 7–5, and Coventry High School, 6–3 and 6–2.

Edith J. Blish, Rumford, Westport

Edith Josephine “Jody” (Smith) Blish died Monday at her home in Rumford. She also had a home in Westport, where she spent summers. She was 77. Mrs. Blish was a teacher of mathematics at Lincoln School in Providence from 1959 until her retirement many years later. She was the wife of the late John H.

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Butterfly Adventure is Saturday at Allens Pond

WESTPORT — Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free South Coast Butterfly Adventure this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Led by Mass Audubon’s Lauren Miller-Donnelly, participants will look for, capture (and release) and learn about the rare southeast migrants who use

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