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Westport to celebrate its river Saturday

Westport to celebrate its river Saturday

The Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) will host the traditional River Day festival on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Head of Westport.  This year’s free river celebration will feature many exhibits and activities meant to appeal to attendees of all ages. The music will begin at 10 a.m., with

Buzzards Bay gets a boost from ‘Sow & Pigs’ 

In celebration of summer, Buzzards Bay Brewing is “bottling a new beer for a great cause.” The brewery calls Sow & Pigs Ale “an easy-drinking Kölsch-style beer … the perfect beer for a summer day relaxing on and around Buzzards Bay.” Buzzards Bay Brewing is donating half the profits from this beer to the Buzzards

Nathan Johanning fights his way around close checking.
Alexander Watrous photos

Tigers fight to the finish in lacrosse semis

Nathan Johanning fights his way around close checking. (Alexander Watrous photo) Defending champs Tiverton/Rogers threw everything they had at Westerly in a furious final minute but the unbeaten Bulldogs held on to oust the Tigers in last Thursday’s semi-final matchup of Division III powerhouses. It was a physical, defensive struggle throughout with hard hits and


Red ‘Crucifixion’ substance fascinates the faithful at St. John the Evangelist

Former Westport Town Administrator Daryl Gonyon wonders whether he may have been witness to a miracle. The one-time Marine captain who now lives in Fall River said he likes to visit St. John the Evangelist Episcopal church in Newport where the doors are open every day. When there, he prays the Stations of the Cross. During

John M. O’Neil, 74, Little Compton

John M. O’Neil, 74 of Little Compton, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday May 27, 2015, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Jane E. ( Malenfant) O’Neil, to whom he was married for 52 years. Born in Attleboro, Mass., son of the late James M. and B. Lillian (Don

Susann Joy (Fonseca) Albert, formerly of Tiverton

Susann Joy (Fonseca) Albert, beloved wife of John Albert Jr., passed away on May 27, 2015, in Decatur, Texas, after a long battle with diabetes. She was the daughter of the late Rene and Olive (Manchester) Fonseca. Sue is preceded in death by a brother, Pail Fonseca. Sue also leaves behind a daughter Chrystal Bennett;

Gladys Mae Harvey, 90

Gladys Mae (Eastwood) Harvey, 90, wife of the late John Hall Harvey passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at Silver Creek Nursing Home in Bristol.  Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Albert and Harriet (Ormerod) Eastwood.  She moved to Barrington in 1954 and was a resident of Barrington for 58 years prior

Brittany L. Pacheco, 29, Westport

Brittany L. Pacheco, 29, of Westport, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Nancy M. (Lopes) Pacheco of Westport and Cary W. Pacheco of Westport. Miss Pacheco was a dental assistant at New England Oral Surgery. She had a heart of gold, volunteering and

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