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Westport Town Meeting voters approve $700,000 school study

Westport Town Meeting voters approve $700,000 school study

It helped draw a big crowd, but the $700,000 Westport school question produced none of the debate some had predicted. After listening to one ten-minute presentation on the need to study school options once the middle school closes in June, voters gave their unanimous approval to Question 6. Audience members were ready to argue about


Portsmouth Abbey bans teacher for ‘inappropriate relationship’

PORTSMOUTH — A teacher at Portsmouth Abbey School was banned from campus last week following allegations that he engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a former female student. The Abbey is not releasing the former teacher’s name or details about the timeline of the relationship, the girl’s age at the time of the incident or whether


Portsmouth mulls options for Navy tank farms

PORTSMOUTH — The town is taking an approach-with-caution stance toward the potential development of two tank farms in the Melville area that the U.S. Navy deemed surplus property in 2008. About 225 acres of abandoned Navy property, spanning the west side of all three Aquidneck Island communities, had once been considered part of a single

Whale ship South America of Providence and New Bedford - sperm whale tooth.

Letter: Banning scrimshaw sales won’t stop African poaching

To the editor: The Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association, an organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of the trade, collection and study of antique scrimshaw, is calling upon legislators to withdraw or amend pending legislation that prohibits and criminalizes the free exchange of 19th-century whalemen’s folk art and other priceless cultural artifacts. Proposed federal rules


Portsmouth makes provisional offer to administrator candidate

PORTSMOUTH — After interviewing the three remaining candidates for the position of town administrator Saturday, the Town Council voted 7-0 to make a provisional offer to one of them. Council President Keith Hamilton would not reveal the candidate’s name Monday night, saying only that he or she has already signed the provisional offer that had