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Kayak the Westport River’s lower East Branch

Kayak the Westport River’s lower East Branch

The Trustees of Reservations and the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) are offering a guided kayak trip on the Westport River on Saturday, Aug. 16 between 9 a.m. and noon. From Hix Bridge to East Beach, the trip will explore the lower East Branch including a stop at The Let Conservation Area and a water

Randy Lebeau, who wants to build a gun range on Main Road, spoke first, opposing the ordinance. Photo by Tim Marshall

Tiverton Council adopts gun range ordinance

TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2 Tiverton’s Town Council passed an ordinance last night that will require the licensing of indoor gun ranges in the town. The vote came after a two-and-a-half hour public hearing, and another hour–and-a-half of debate among council members, in a Tiverton High School auditorium packed with several hundred spectators.

Harold Isaksen of Westport gently picks a young osprey from it's nest for tagging. Photos by Rich Dionne

Osprey baby boom on the Westport River

By Bruce Burdett The Westport osprey nursery is a bustling place as near-record numbers of youngsters fill nests along both branches of the river. “We are seeing pretty amazing numbers said Gina Purtell of Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond headquarters. The number of eggs (231) was way up this year, the number of chicks (159) from

Portsmouth's Cole Swider has joined the St. Andrew's hoops program in time for the 2014-15 school year.

Another Portsmouth player at St. Andrew’s; Hart weds

BARRINGTON — Of the four Rhode Islanders on the St. Andrew’s School Varsity I boys’ basketball roster, East Providence’s Terrell Brown is receiving the most notoriety, but another East Bay area product may soon also be getting some much deserved attention. As Henry Bolton departed St. Andrew’s last spring for Utah State, another Portsmouth resident,

Joe Wood and son Tommy on the awards podium at a recent bass tournament.

Westport bass angler to cast for sport’s biggest purse

Westport pro bass fishermen Joe Wood will appear on his sport’s foremost stage next week when he competes in the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart. He is among 45 anglers selected to the tournament held August 14-17 on Lake Murray near Columbia, SC. The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) championship features the sport’s top payday 

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Matthew R. Curran, 52, Toronto, Canada

Matthew Roland Curran, 52, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at his home in Toronto, Canada. Matt was a lifelong resident of Tiverton.  He graduated from Tiverton High School in 1980 and then went on to Boston University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. For the past 30 years, Matt has worked

With a sales price of $965,000, 2 White Birch Lane in Barrington was the most valuable home sold in the region this week. Photos credit willow.com.

Off the Market: Dozens of East Bay homes sold

The real estate market seems to be hitting its stride this summer, as dozens of properties changed hands throughout the East Bay this week. Check out what sold in your town and for how much. Barrington 214 Promenade St. — $119,000. 51 Governor Bradford Drive — $438,000. 26 Bay Road — $530,000. 2 White Birch

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Learn to skate with South Coast Panthers Youth Hockey 

The South Coast Panthers offers programs for boys and girls ages 4-10 from Rhode Island to the Bourne Bridge. Session 1 starts Sept 21 and lasts eight weeks every Sunday from 8:30-9:20 a.m. Cost, $85. Sessons are instructed by USA Hockey certified coaches at the Hetland Ice Rink in New Bedford. Contact Wendy Barros at Barros.Panthers, LTS@comcast.net,

Elsie R. Ridge, 96, Tiverton

Elsie R. (Davidson) Ridge, 95, wife of the late James A. Ridge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Forest Farm Health Care Center.  Born in Westport, she was daughter of the late Robert W. and Ina A. (Lawton) Davidson. She was a lifetime resident of Tiverton. She graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High

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Lock Your Liquor campaign aims to stem Tiverton teen drinking

Customers at local liquor stores this summer are being encouraged to secure the alcohol in their homes in an effort to limit underage drinking, especially among young teens. The Tiverton Prevention Coalition has teamed up with the proprietors of all three Tiverton package stores — Crossroad Liquors, Stonebridge Liquors and Tiverton Liquors — to promote

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