Author Archives: Bruce Burdett

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DEM hearing to focus on freshwater boat ramps

DEM hearing to focus on freshwater boat ramps

The state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public workshop and hearing in Providence on Monday, March 30 to discuss proposed changes in permit rules for large group activities such as fishing tournaments at freshwater boat ramps. The rules have been a topic of discussion in Tiverton given the


License plate proceeds help spay/neuter efforts

Proceeds from the state’s “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program will help fund Westport’s low-cost spay and neuter program for pets. “This is an excellent way to help reduce the number of homeless pets,” said town Animal Control Officer Donna Lambert. The “I’m Animal Friendly license plates generate revenue by charging an extra fee to

Marjorie A. Holden, 89, of Westport

Marjorie A. (Brightman) Holden, 89, of Westport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at St. Anne’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late William A. Holden. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Henry W. and Vivian A. (Borden) Brightman, she was a lifelong resident of Westport. She

Charles O. Lapre, 83, Tiverton

Charles O. Lapre, 83, of Tiverton, husband of the late Lillian (Rogers) Lapre and the father of the late Charles R. Lapre, died Sunday, March 15, 2015. He operated the former Charles O. Lapre Excavating Co. for many years and enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. He leaves grandchildren, Elizabeth Wood and her spouse

Jarrod Browne

Police credit witness, snow for foiling house break

An alert neighbor and shoe prints through the snow helped Westport Police solve a break-in and recover a stolen laptop computer. On Monday, March 16, a neighbor called police to report that he had just seen a man run from an apartment in the area of 257 Briggs Road carrying a laptop computer. The suspect

Mary Lillie Perry, Westport

Mary Lillie (Pontes) Perry of Westport passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of 65 years to the late Seraphine C. Perry. Lillie was born in Fall River on October 27, 1919, and was daughter of the late Francisco and Theresa (Alfonso) Pontes of Westport. Lillie worked as

James William Bodnar Jr., 68, Tiverton

James William Bodnar Jr., 68, of Tiverton, died on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  He was the husband of the late Rosemarie Janet (Gorlo) Bodnar. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of the late Alice (Tracycz) and James William Bodnar.  Prior to his retirement, he had worked in communications for Amtrack.  He had served