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Architect’s rendering shows how the old Head of Westport garage should look after it is transformed into the Watershed Alliance headquarters.

Major ‘garage’ grant moves Watershed Alliance closer to dream of Head headquarters

Major ‘garage’ grant moves Watershed Alliance closer to dream of Head headquarters

Friday the 13th was a most fortunate moment for the Westport Watershed Alliance. That was the day that the WRWA learned that it had won a $450,000 grant to help it transform the Head of Westport garage into its new headquarters and an environmental, scientific and educational showplace. The money comes from the Massachusetts Cultural

Staffers shovel snow into buckets atop the WHS roof. In this world of white, roof and fields beyond blend together — workers need to watch their step.

Up on the rooftop — school snow warriors

By Bruce Burdett February brought no winter break for the custodial and maintenance staff at Westport schools. Hard labor in Siberia was more like it. Friday afternoon found a crew of about ten school staffers atop the Westport High School roof. The temperature stood at 9 degrees and the wind was howling — strong enough

A plow tackles Westport's Route 88 during a storm last week. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo).

Grocers keep weather eye to the roof

Grocery stores here are placing their confidence in strong roofs and some shoveling as the snow keeps piling onto their big roofs and rain is next in the forecast. Chris Rossi, assistant store manager at Lees Market in Westport said a private contractor and the store’s own maintenance crew have taken a targeted approach to

8 Athena Terrace, Portsmouth

Open houses planned around East Bay this week

The following open houses are planned in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 425 Sowams Road — Sunday, Feb. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 4, 2, $319,000. Residential Properties, Laurie Flethcer, 401-245-9600. East Providence 72 Orlo Ave. — Sundau, Feb. 22, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Colonial 3, 1, $167,000. Century 21 Topsail Realty, 401-263-8700.

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

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

128 Pear St., Portsmouth

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands recently in the East Bay: East Providence 40 Booth Ave. — $169,900 6 Cushman Ave. — $1 18 Bicknell Ave. — $245,000 41 Wellington St. — $78,000 445 N. Broadway — $114,000 150 Pavilion Ave. — $269,000 175 Wampanoag Trail — $120,000 77 Leonard Ave. — $165,000 74-76 Ingraham

Phyllis E. Briggs, 93, Westport

Phyllis E. (Perry) Briggs, 93, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at St. Anne’s Hospital. She was the wife of Clifton E. Briggs whom she was married to for 72 years. Born in Westport, daughter of the late John H. and Mary (Sisson) Perry, she was a lifelong resident of the town.

blue wave hoops

Westport Middle School girls hoops team finishes unbeaten

The Westport Middle School girls basketball team school recorded 16 wins with no losses in the recently completed season with no losses. They matched that feat during the 2009-10 season. The ‘Blue Wave’ won the Massasoit League Championship again. Westport has won five of the last eight championships in the 17-team league. Over the past