Sunday, February 7, 2016
Westport

Westport

To the editor: Our organization recognizes that bees and other pollinators are essential to one in every three bites of food we eat, including key crops for Massachusetts such as cranberries, apples and blueberries, and essential for preserving Massachusetts agricultural economy and environment. Unfortunately, Massachusetts beekeepers are experiencing unprecedented numbers of bee decline. This past winter, Massachusetts beekeepers lost over...

To the editor: The Westport Affordable Housing Trust Fund would like to publicly express its support for the special permit application submitted by The Community Builders, Inc. to the Planning Board for the proposed Noquochoke Village housing development. The non-profit company has been working with the town, the community, and the trust for the past four years to plan for...

TIVERTON — Two cars crashed head-on Thursday about 12:45 p.m. at a curve in the area of 1584 Main Road in front of St. Christopher's Church Hall. All three occupants of the two vehicles were taken to hospitals. The female driver and sole occupant of one of the vehicles was trapped behind the wheel and had to be extricated using the...

Ted Moore of Westport Point died peacefully at home January 7, 2016. He was 94. Ted was born on September 30, 1921, in Akron, Ohio, to Helen Ruth Sampson Moore and Theodore John Moore.  He was a graduate of The Putney School in Vermont and continued his education at the Rhode Island School of Design. A World War II veteran, he...

Hugh D. Buchanan, 83, of Attleboro, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.  He was the husband of Virginia A. (Cooper) Buchanan. Born in Attleboro, son of the late David W. and Luella (Grant) Buchanan, he was a lifelong resident of Attleboro. A graduate of Attleboro High School Class of 1950, he was voted cutest boy in his class. He was a veteran of...

Robert Gallagher, an East Providence resident with Little Compton roots, won this year’s Little Compton Education Foundation Scenic Winter Road Race by a comfortable 32 second margin Saturday. He ran the course in a time of 28 minutes, 6.9 seconds — a pace of 5:51 minutes per mile. Also cause for family celebration — his mother Margaret Gallagher, 55, of...

WESTPORT — Incumbent Richard Spirlet announced Monday that he will seek reelection to the Westport Board of Selectmen. “I believe I can make a positive impact and be the voice of the people.” Mr. Sprilet said. “I will strive to bring transparency, accountability and common sense to town government.” He listed three key points and issues: • Westport is facing many challenges...

To the editor: During the holiday season we celebrate harvest gifts from nature, from pumpkins to apples to cranberries. There are growing signs of trouble that the winged workers who not only pollinate our food supply but are essential to our ecosystems, are in trouble.  Bees are responsible for one out of three bites of food we eat and without...

Charles Francis Kinnane, 93, of Westport, “died reluctantly” on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, with his family by his side from complications of multiple myeloma.  Born in 1922 in Fall River, he was the youngest child of Margaret Mullen and John Henry Kinnane. He was married for 64 years to Janet McNally Kinnane and was the father of eight children: Susan...

To the editor: During the holiday season we celebrate harvest gifts from nature, from pumpkins to apples to cranberries. There are growing signs of trouble that the winged workers who not only pollinate our food supply but are essential to our ecosystems, are in trouble.  Bees are responsible for one out of three bites of food we eat and without...

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