Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Bruce Burdett

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Robert Edward Coughlin of Chestnut Hill, Penn., died peacefully at home on January 7, 2016, surrounded by his beloved wife of 16 years, Louisa Spottswood, and children, after a long and fulfilling life. Born in Boston, the son of William...
  In spite of ta building snowstorm, over 40 community members gathered Saturday afternoon at the Westport Grange for the Westport Land Conservation Trust's (WLCT) third annual Meet Your Local Farmer event. Participating farms included Silk Tree Farm, Hana's Honey, Skinny...
The Tiverton girls basketball team ran into a strong East Providence squad Friday losing on the Townies’ court by a score of 44-24. The Tigers couldn’t find the net in the first half, managing only 5 points and falling...
Lenora “Lee” (Medeiros) Souza, 94, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Warren Skilled Nursing Facility in Warren surrounded by family and friends. She was the wife of the late Antone (Tony) Souza. Born in...
The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years. Joining the department are Michael Teixeira and Robert Green,...
State Representative Paul A. Schmid will hold office hours throughout the 8th Bristol District on Monday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 9-9:45 a.m. he will be available at the Westport Council on Aging, 75 Reed...

Mary Louise (McMahon) Carvalho, 71, of Westport died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  She was the wife of Robert C. Carvalho. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late James F. and Yvonne...
They agree that honeybees are doing badly here and elsewhere, but experts differ on causes and what’s to be done about it. That quickly became clear when Rep. Paul Schmid of Westport convened a hearing into the phenomenon of honey...
There are few tougher tests of boat and rig than the Sydney-Hobart Race and winners in this year’s especially brutal edition were helped by equipment from Bristol’s Hall Spars. While dozens of battered boats were retiring, the 100-foot Comanche, skippered...
A small number of pigs may summer at the Herb Hadfield Conservation Area and perhaps sheep and chickens at the Headwaters property in north Westport. These are a couple of the low impact agricultural possibilities that the Westport Land Conservation...
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