Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Westport

  From Westport winter the audience will be transported to the warm plains of Africa when they step into the Westport High School Auditorium this week. Awaiting them will be Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Scar and the rest of The Lion King cast of characters, all portrayed by youngsters at Westport Elementary School. Students there have been staging musicals for the past seven...

State might be asked to make up any shortfall, Taylor tells Assembly TIVERTON — Legislation pending in the General Assembly "assures Tiverton that a minimum of $3 million annually from gaming revenue will be there for the Town’s fiscal planning purposes.” So said John Taylor, chairman of Twin River Worldwide Holdings in Tuesday testimony to the House Finance Committee. "We think that...

To the editor: If nothing else, this presidential election has provided perfect clarity on just how stupid they think we are in Washington DC. There is no better example than the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Hillary's been tacking left since Bernie announced his candidacy but the stuff she's saying lately rivals some of Sarah Palin's Greatest Hits. It should...

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Name in Fall River for Sheila Dunne Feitelberg, who died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at her home in Boston. Faithful, witty and gracious, she approached any situation with great optimism and pragmatism. A mother of six and grandmother of 12, Feitelberg considered family to be...

An anticipated 5-8 inches of snow — more to the south and east today, Monday, has prompted all pubic schools in our coverage area to close. Parking bans are also effect in the usual places through the day.

Gladys (Robertshaw) Jackson Couturier, 93, a lifelong resident of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at her home. She was the wife of the late Edwin W. Jackson and the late Herve A. Couturier. Gladys was born in Tiverton, the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Annie M. (Greenwood) Robertshaw. She was a graduate of BMC Durfee...

  So say all those who took a moment to answer the question, “What do you love most about Little Compton.” That question was posed by “ten folks in Little Compton.” “Our purpose?” wrote Jana Porter and Don McNaughton back in early December. “To gather our community in conversation. With change creeping in all around us, we’d like to get a sense of...

WESTPORT — It’s not every day you see young girls dancing to a voiceover that references fish fossils, blood cells and losing babies. But that’s what’s happening at Erin Rae’s School of Dance in Westport, where a competitive dance squad is interpreting a somber piece written by Portsmouth author Kelly Kittel and choreographed by Pamela Mateus. “I said to Miss Pam, ‘Can...

The Westport Land Conservation Trust’s forum on Leasing Land to Local Farmers will be held this Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Westport Town Farm, 830 Drift Road. A snowstorm led to postponement of event two weeks ago. During the forum, plans for a small scale farm lease to help WLCT reclaim 10 acres of former agricultural land...

Barbara A. Tripp Carreiro, 91, of Westport, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth.  Born in Westport, daughter of the late Isaac A. and Barbara (Manchester) Tripp, she was a lifelong resident of Westport. Prior to retirement, she owned and operated Barbee Anne's Restaurant in Westport for 28 years.  Upon graduation, she worked for the U.S. Government...

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