Author Archives: Bruce Burdett

Westport teachers carry signs outside a recent school committee meeting.

Committee: Teacher salary proposal too costly

Committee: Teacher salary proposal too costly

The School Committee rejected a tentative contract agreement with Westport teachers recently because it concluded that the deal “was not financially viable.” That is among the points in a statement released Monday by the committee in response to accusations by the teachers union last week that the schools had “reneged” on a pact, a move


Coast Guard responds to jellies slick

From the Coast Guard came this news bulletin late Friday … Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay Friday morning. At 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay.

John Walter Tosior, 90, Tiverton

John Walter Tosior, 90, of Tiverton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  He was the husband of Ruth Ann (Lynn) Tosior. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Wojciech Tosior and Anelia (Szeliga) Tosior. He had formerly worked as a packer at the Berkshire Hathaway Mills.  He was a member

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Brothers, one from Tiverton, plead in plot to fly pot to RI

Two brothers, one from Tiverton, the other from Utah, have pleaded guilty to trying to fly 239 pounds of marijuana to Rhode Island in a small plane. Benjamin J. Daniels, 37, of West Bountiful, Utah, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence Monday to participating in a conspiracy to fly marijuana to Rhode Island

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Cheryl Ann Melnyk, Little Compton

Cheryl Ann (Chamberlain) Melnyk, of Little Compton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of the late Fred M. Melnyk of Little Compton. Born in Newport, she was a graduate of Rogers High School.  She was married to her husband for 25 years; Fred was the previous owner of

Walkers follow the scenic shoreline route at a previous Walk for Westport.

Walk for Westport on Sunday, Sept. 28

Step into autumn with a scenic stroll through Westport Harbor and help two good causes every step of the way at the Fourth Annual Walk for Westport on Sunday, Sept. 28. The Walk begins on Howland Road and winds its way to the Elephant Rock Beach Club, a 3.5-mile trek. The event is a joint

Wildcats mid-liner Alison Shaw works the ball through Bishop Stang traffic. (Tim Marshall photo)

Wildcats field hockey team showing signs of improvement

After a tough opening 6-0 loss to a powerful Somerset squad, the Westport field hockey team played a much more competitive game last Thursday in a 2-0 loss to Bishop Stang. “They did beat us to the ball and outplayed us but I thought this game was much more evenly played than the score indicates,”

A sand pit is a big hit for children, with hay bale seating for parents.

Country Day is Saturday at Tiverton’s Pardon Gray

By Tom Killin Dalglish TIVERTON —  A Country Day at Pardon Gray, one of the more memorable of all Tiverton outdoor occasions, will beckon visitors of all ages this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekend event features activities for the whole family — hayrides, pumpkin decorations, scarecrow stuffing, heavy equipment,