Author Archives: Bruce Burdett

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Westport Friends’ Book Fair: A summer tradition for 54 Years

Westport Friends’ Book Fair: A summer tradition for 54 Years

By Laura LaTour/Photos by Kevin Lee On Saturday, July 11, The Westport Friends are hoping to fill their benches, not with their usual worshippers, but with over 25,000 gently-used books for sale.  The Westport Friends’ Book Fair serves as the main fundraising event of the Westport Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)


Westport Fishermen’s fishing tourney starts July 9

The Westport Fishermen’s Association will host its annual fishing tournament starting next week This year’s tournament runs from July 9-18. Contestants can stop by the sponsor and weigh-in station at Westport Bait and Tackle to sign up. For additional Information and printable registration forms visit Cash prizes will be awarded for first place (largest

Selina J. Silvia, 71, Tiverton

Selina Joyce (LaForce) Silvia, 71, of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June26, 2015.  She was the wife of Robert Silvia. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Cabral) and Louis LaForce.  A homemaker, she was a member of Holy Ghost Parish. In addition to her husband, she is survived

Richie Earle feeds Henry Swan outside the Harbormaster’s Office last year.

Westport Harbormaster Richie Earle to retire

Harbormaster Richie Earle notified the Board of Selectmen Monday that he intends to retire from the post effective August 31. “I’m starting my 28th year doing this and it just seems like the time is right,” he said. “I was just going to do it for one year but …” Mr. Earle said he’d be

Letter: Full-day K will get students off to a great start

To the editor: Thanks to the hard work of the Tiverton School Committee, Finance Director Doug Fiore, as well as the cooperation of our bus contractor and regional special education director, the Tiverton School District will offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. I am thrilled that our youngest students will be afforded

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