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Town equipment scours out a roadway to the Knubble earlier this year. Now a state grant will help rebuild that 500-plus foot stretch.

State awards grant to rebuild Beach Avenue dunes

State awards grant to rebuild Beach Avenue dunes

The state sent word to Westport last week that money has been approved to rebuild dunes along the outer end of Beach Avenue. Phil Weinberg, regional director of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast Regional office, said that a grant of $120,569 has been allocated for “Knubble Dune Restoration.” The money is meant to enable

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently around the East Bay: Barrington 10 Manning Drive — $283,500 East Providence 72 Boyd Ave. — $600,000 2720 Pawtucket Ave. — $144,000 32-34 Woodward Ave. — $90,000 35 Boyden Blvd. — $145,000 138 Ivy St. — $147,000 29 Planet Ave. — $240,000 53 Temple Drive — $185,000 94

Michael P. Kitchen, 54, Westport

Michael P. Kitchen, 54, of Westport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Thomas E. and Virginia A. (Messier) Kitchen. Mr. Kitchen was born in Fall River and had resided in Westport for most of his life. He was a commercial fisherman out

Senior co-captain Brittany Arruda in action last season.

Veteran talent to lead Wildcats girls basketball

His team lost key talent at the end of last season but that hasn’t deterred Coach Glenn Lincoln from handing his Westport girls basketball team some lofty goals going in. “Our goals for the season are to win the league championship, make it to the states, win the South Sectional and finally the states,” the

Jeremy Motyka at his trial in 2001. (Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo)

Motyka fails in latest bid for freedom

With even his own attorney again seeing no merit in his plea for relief from a life sentence for murdering a Little Compton woman, Jeremy Motyka was sent back to prison Wednesday. Mr. Motyka is serving a life sentence without chance of parole for the 1999 Memorial Day weekend killing of 66-year-old Angela Spence-Shaw in

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A. Joan Manchester, 79, Westport

A. Joan (Raposa) Manchester, 79, of Westport, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Tufts Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Kenneth L. Manchester. Born in Westport, daughter of the late George C. and Agnes E. (Whittle) Raposa, she was a lifelong resident of

Edith M. Bowman, 94, Westport

Edith M. (Stowell) Bowman, 94, of Westport, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late John T. Bowman. Born and raised in Westport, daughter of the late Frederick E. and Margaret E. (Donald) Stowell, she was a lifelong resident of the town. She was