Author Archives: Bruce Burdett

South Coast Panthers

Learn to skate with South Coast Panthers Youth Hockey 

The South Coast Panthers offers programs for boys and girls ages 4-10 from Rhode Island to the Bourne Bridge. Session 1 starts Sept 21 and lasts eight weeks every Sunday from 8:30-9:20 a.m. Cost, $85. Sessons are instructed by USA Hockey certified coaches at the Hetland Ice Rink in New Bedford. Contact Wendy Barros at Barros.Panthers,,

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Stephen H. Neary Jr., 88, Westport

Stephen H. Neary Jr., 88, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at home. He was the husband of Gertrude D. (Spooner) Neary. Born in Acushnet, son of the late Stephen H. and Alice (Methot) Neary, he had resided in New Bedford before moving to Westport. Prior to his retirement, he worked as

Elsie R. Ridge, 96, Tiverton

Elsie R. (Davidson) Ridge, 95, wife of the late James A. Ridge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Forest Farm Health Care Center.  Born in Westport, she was daughter of the late Robert W. and Ina A. (Lawton) Davidson. She was a lifetime resident of Tiverton. She graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High

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Lock Your Liquor campaign aims to stem Tiverton teen drinking

Customers at local liquor stores this summer are being encouraged to secure the alcohol in their homes in an effort to limit underage drinking, especially among young teens. The Tiverton Prevention Coalition has teamed up with the proprietors of all three Tiverton package stores — Crossroad Liquors, Stonebridge Liquors and Tiverton Liquors — to promote

Westport Town Hall

Donations sought for empty Westport fuel assistance fund

Westport’s Fuel Assistance Betterment Fund is almost entirely depleted, the town treasurer’s office reports, and a call has gone out for donations to help replenish the fund. Rising fuel costs along with need are blamed for the situation and the town will not provide money to rebuild the fund. Anyone wishing to donate to this

Farmers' Market: Butterflies, duckies and Westport wines.

Farmers’ Market: Butterflies, duckies and Westport wines

The steady, cool rain this past weekend broke the seven-week streak of beautiful summer weekends, but was not enough to deter the regular weekly visitors at the Westport Farmers’ Market.  Those devotees of locally grown, just-picked produce showed up, wearing rain jackets and with umbrellas in hand.  The summer harvest is coming in strong now.


Kevin M. Reynolds, 48, Tiverton

Kevin M. Reynolds, 48, of Florence St., Tiverton, died peacefully Monday August 4, 2014, at home surrounded by his family after bravely battling a long illness. Kevin worked for the Tiverton School District as the director of maintenance for over two decades. He leaves his parents, Alton and Muriel (Bouchard) Reynolds; his children, Darren M. Reynolds