Author Archives: Bruce Burdett


Police: Arrested man behaves very badly at station

Police: Arrested man behaves very badly at station

Called to 1 Sandpaper Drive for a disturbance Tuesday at 1:20 p.m., Westport police discovered a broken glass door and an “irate suspect,” said Detective Jeff Majewski. That suspect, identified as Randall Janelle, 38, of that address, was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital by the Westport Fire Department for treatment of lacerations sustained during the

Searchers walk the Sakonnet Point shore on October 3.

Transom failure doomed aging boat off Sakonnet Point

The boat that swamped Oct. 2 sending three fishermen into the water was in no condition for the ocean waters off Sakonnet Point. Inspectors with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) say “hull failure at the transom” of the elderly small boat contributed to the tragedy in which a Lincoln man died and

Senior Samantha Silvia spikes the ball  as Ursuline players try to defend during Friday's playoff match.

Ursuline spikes Westport from volleyball tourney

Their season came to an end at the hands of a tall, powerful Ursuline squad, but Coach Mike King said the Westport volleyball players “have every reason to hold their heads high.” “It’s the first time that Westport has been to the tournament in a long time —that’s what they should remember.” And in many

David A. Wells, 66, Adamsville

David A. Wells, 66, of Adamsville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving wife Linda J. Wells and his daughter Christie-Lee Wordell and her husband Lee Wordell. Mr. and Mrs. Wells were married for 37 years. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Malcolm and Theresa

Judith Ann Enos, 73, Tiverton

Judith Ann Enos, 73, of Tiverton, wife of Manuel “Sonny” Enos, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Judy worked at Duro Finishing and later for the Tiverton School Department. In her younger years, Judy enjoyed bike riding with the family, cookouts, long rides to see the fall foliage, and ice cream at Gulf Hill Farm.  More

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Ann Taylor, 91, Westport

A local Westport artist, whose painting gave her joy into her 91st year, “Ann” (Dupre) Taylor, passed away with her niece Linda by her side, on October 24, 2014 in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late John A. Taylor Sr. and the former wife of the late Everett Richard. She was born

Hiram Weber Emery Jr., 84, Little Compton

Hiram Weber Emery Jr. died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the age of 84 of the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Providence, he graduated from St Mark’s School (’48), Harvard College, (’52), served as a lieutenant in Korea and graduated from the Harvard Business School (’56). He was a partner for 30 years of