Tag Archives: Westport

Told he should no longer shelter a homeless man in his garage, Roger Chandanais made his feelings known on a sign attached to his pickup truck. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

Shelter from the cold: Resident says, until town offers better, garage open to homeless

Shelter from the cold: Resident says, until town offers better, garage open to homeless

His big Charlotte White Road garage is warm, has hot and cold running water, shower, a nice easy chair, washer and dryer, microwave — some of the comforts of home. And Roger Chandanais says that, whether town officials like it or not, the welcome mat there remains out for 85-year-old Tyler White as soon as

Senator Michael Rodrigues

Senator Rodrigues to lead Joint Committee on Revenue

State Senator Michael J. Rodrigues (D-Westport) was reappointed yesterday to serve as Senate chairman of the Joint Committee on Revenue by newly elected Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). With new leadership in the Senate and the Governor’s office, the 2015-2016 legislative session is expected to bring a number of new tax reform proposals that will

Kenneth Pelletier of Westport and children at their winnings celebration. He bought the ticket at Barcello’s in Tiverton.

For lottery winner, it’s drinks all around — and an addition

Kenneth Pelletier of Westport said he doesn’t typically play instant lottery games, but while out to eat at Barcello’s Family Restaurant in Tiverton last Saturday, an Instant Ticket vending machine touting “$100,000 Cash” caught his eye every time his father shifted in his seat. So he got up, bought a ticket — a scratch revealed

F&R Auto made headlines in January after this video of a pizza delivery man went viral. Now new complaints have led to the arrest of the owner and an employee.

Video of used car dealer’s treatment of pizza driver sparks internet outrage

Internet outrage and even a fund drive for a pizza delivery driver have followed a YouTube video posting that shows the driver being threatened and mocked after being forced to return what he believed was a tip given by a Westport used car dealership. The video, which appeared to have been taken by a security camera

Developer's illustration of possible housing layout at Noquochoke Village.

Votes help Noquochoke Village affordable housing push ahead

The Westport Board of Selectmen voted last week to give developers of the planned Noquochoke Village affordable housing leeway needed to help keep the project moving forward. Board members agreed to give the project until June 2016 to prepare a purchase and sales agreement, and they voted to allow the developer to offer more of

Tripp family members line up for the egg toss.

Tripps from far and wide gather for Westport reunion

The Tripp Family Reunion, descendants of Alexander and Ellen (Dolman) Tripp of Westport, was held recently in Westport at the home of granddaughter Gaile (Tripp) Fletcher and husband Wallace. There were approximately 100 in attendance this year with members of the family coming from Colorado, Montana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Virginia, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,