Author Archives: Bruce Burdett


Cat spay/neuter day is Oct. 16 in Westport

Cat spay/neuter day is Oct. 16 in Westport

Westport Animal Control is sponsoring a cat spay/neuter day on Thursday, October 16.  The event will be held at the Westport Fire Station #1 located at 54 Hix Bridge Road. Residents who are interested in having their cat spayed or neutered need to contact the Westport Police Department for an appointment.  Initially the event is

Alanna Horton of Westport.

Horton shines for PCD tennis

Alanna Horton of Westport was named Athlete of the Week at the Providence Country Day School in East Providence for the week of September 14. Horton had two straight set wins at second singles against Cranston West, 6–3 and 7–5, and Coventry High School, 6–3 and 6–2.

Edith J. Blish, Rumford, Westport

Edith Josephine “Jody” (Smith) Blish died Monday at her home in Rumford. She also had a home in Westport, where she spent summers. She was 77. Mrs. Blish was a teacher of mathematics at Lincoln School in Providence from 1959 until her retirement many years later. She was the wife of the late John H.


Butterfly Adventure is Saturday at Allens Pond

WESTPORT — Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free South Coast Butterfly Adventure this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Led by Mass Audubon’s Lauren Miller-Donnelly, participants will look for, capture (and release) and learn about the rare southeast migrants who use

Anthony Motta, 78, Tiverton

Anthony Motta, 78, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Gilda (Camara) Motta and the son of the late Antonio and Claudia (Freitas) Motta. Prior to retiring, Anthony worked as a plant manager for Globe Mfg. He was a veteran of the US Navy Reserves, and a

Alvimedica shows its speed en-route to a win in Saturday's in-port race. David Ramos/Volvo Ocean Race

Enright, Alvimedica — And they’re off

CUT Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race Bristol’s Charlie Enright and the young crew of Alvimedica set off on their race around the globe Saturday as the Volvo Ocean Race sets sail from Alicante, Spain. This first leg takes the seven-boat fleet of 65-footers 6,487 miles to Cape Town, South Africa. First though, skipper Enright guided Alvimedica to victory

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Yolande Ouellette, 88, Little Compton

Yolande Claire Cecile (Boudria) Ouellette 88, formerly of Little Compton, died on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.  She was the wife of the late Edward Cushman Ouellette. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Euclide and Eva (Giroux) Boudria. A homemaker and seamstress, she is survived by her children, Denise Wordell, Mark

Above all else, make sure to vote

To the editor: Across our state, people are losing hope. With the nation’s third highest unemployment rate, cities facing bankruptcy and the inability of Smith Hill to create meaningful change, Rhode Islanders increasingly expect our elected officials to move the state forward in a positive direction. But in order for all voices to be heard