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Letter: CPA provides real economic benefits to Westport

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To the editor: The single most successful program  that supports Westport’s agriculture and historic roots has been the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Aside from its role in maintaining and improving the quality of life for all of the town’s residents, its economic  benefits to the town and its residents is without question. Businesses, universities, hospitals […]

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Letter: For the sake of youth recreation and more, vote no on 3

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To the editor: The benefits of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) are immense and help enrich our town in good times and in bad. We, as a community, should see that the benefits serve four primary areas: Open space, community housing, recreation, and historic. CPC and state matched monies have been working to help increase […]

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Letter: Nancy Rioux brings special talents to School Committee

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To the editor: I write to support the candidacy of Nancy Rioux for Westport School Committee.  While there are worthy opponents, Nancy has a special combination of abilities that will help the committee make the far reaching decisions this coming year. Nancy is the only candidate with children in the schools.  She has been active […]

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Bees, butterflies are workshop focus

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honey-bee

A workshop to learn about native pollinators such as bees and butterflies and ways that you can attract them to your yard or garden will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. The workshop will be led by Ecology Program Director Russ Hopping of The Trustees of Reservations and will take place at […]

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Howard B. Clifford, 100, Westport

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Howard B. Clifford, 100, of Westport, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. He was the husband of the late Beatrice M. (Mills) Clifford. Born in Brattleboro, Vt., son of the late James and Nellie (Coats) Bell, he had resided in both Westport and Dartmouth for most of […]

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Letter: Because we are all in this together, vote no on Question 3

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To the editor: Public policy debates and associated budget decisions generate a lot of heat, especially in Westport.  Differences of views about policies and budget priorities are normal parts of the democratic process.  For that debate to be healthy and constructive, it is best to remember that we are all in this together — our […]

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Letter: CPA gives Westport so much for so little

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To the editor: I again am taking a stand as a supporter of Community Preservation Act funding in Westport. It seems to me that it is nonsense to cut back on something that does so much good for us and which costs each of us so very little. We all share a little and get […]

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Walter E. Pearce, 92, Westport

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Walter E. Pearce, 92, of Westport, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at home after an extended illness. He was the husband of Joan L. (Manchester) Pearce and the late Jessica (Cornell) Pearce. Born in Fall River, son of the late Pardon Pearce Sr. and Annie (Cabral) Pearce, he grew up in Tiverton and […]

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Phyllis E. Tripp, 95, Westport

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Phyllis Tripp

Phyllis E. (Stowell) Tripp, 95, of Westport, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Percy L. Tripp. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Frederick E. and Margaret L. (Donald) Stowell, she had been a lifelong resident of Westport. Mrs. Tripp was a […]

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Letter: CPA the best deal ever; don’t diminish it

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To the editor: It would be easy to spend too much time refuting the misinformation showing up in the papers by people who want to see the CPA dismantled in Westport. Their agenda is transparent to anyone who’s familiar with the drama. They take a swing every year or so, and after they lose that […]

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