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Fish Road rebuild includes bigger water main

Fish Road rebuild includes bigger water main

Crews have begun digging into Fish Road and some of its side streets to replace water mains, some of which are the better part of a century old. The $2.2 million job started in October and will continue this fall until the weather becomes too cold. Then it will resume and be completed next spring,

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Ernest C. Nunes, 81, Westport

Ernest C. Nunes, 81, of Westport, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Southpointe Rehabilitation Center, Fall River, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Lorraine R. (LePage) Nunes of Westport. Born in Fall River, son of the late Manuel C. and Mary (Fernandes) Nunes, he had resided in Westport for most


Open space/recreation ideas? Westport wants to hear them 

The Open Space Committee wants input from Westport residents as the town updates the 2006 Open Space and Recreation Plan. Open space is defined as “public and privately owned undeveloped lands that are important for a variety of reasons, including recreation, agriculture, forestry, scenic qualities or other qualities, that contribute to the overall character of

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Westport to salute its veterans on Nov. 11

Westport will honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces on  Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memoriam Plot located at Beech Grove Cemetery, 947 Main Road. All are encouraged to attend as Westport honors our nation’s military heroes.  

Gregory R. Mello Sr., 65, Tiverton

Gregory R. Mello Sr., 65, of Tiverton, died on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Edith (Nascemento) and Joseph Mello. Mr. Mello was a self-employed fisherman and had also worked as a mechanic in his earlier years. He is survived by two sons, Gregory R. Mello

Black and White Warbler, photographed by Geoff Dennis.

Photographer Dennis focuses on birds of Monhegan Island

Little Compton photographer Geoff Dennis will describe the birds of Monhegan Island when the Paskamansett Bird Club meets next at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Macomber Community House, 930 Main Road, in Westport. (Note that this is not the club’s usual meeting day or location.) Monhegan Island, located 12 miles off the Maine

Simone Pasquariello with some of the intricate baskets she creates. Each of the signed and dated nested baskets represents an important milestone in her life, she said

Creative villagers show their work in Tiverton

Over 100 residents at the Village of Mount Hope Bay attended an Arts and Crafts exhibit held at the Great Room in the Clubhouse, on Sunday, Oct. 19.  This was a first time event at the Villages and attendees were wowed by the exceptional artwork on display. The exhibitors, who were also residents of this

Town council candidate Chuck Appleton (right) explains supporter Wayne Curtis' sign in support of reelecting all of the Republican incumbents.

Absentee count produces no changes in Little Compton

The count of absentee ballots in Little Compton released Thursday produced no changes to the winners’ list in Little Compton contests. On town council, the order remains: 1. Robert L. Mushen; 2. Gary S. Mataronas; 3 Paul Golembeske; 4. Fred M. Bodington III; and 5. Charles N. Appleton Jr. All five are Republican incumbents who