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Summer tennis programs at Westport’s Snyder Complex

A summer of tennis for all ages and abilities is offered at the Dianne B. Snyder Tennis Complex. • Children’s beginner tennis clinics: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m., July 7 through August. No prior instruction necessary. Instructed by Coastal Quick Tennis, the program uses USTA’s recommended “quick start” fun and interactive method of teaching tennis

A weapons wall full of high-powered guns in the Main Road house.
Westport Police photo.

$100,000 weapons arsenal ordered destroyed

A Westport man’s arsenal of guns and ammunition, valued at around $100,000, will be destroyed and he will be placed on probation for two years after pleading guilty on June 11 to 117 weapons related counts. The sentence imposed against Wayne Cinquini, 49, of 230 Main Road, dates back to the September, 2014, discovery of


Featured home: All’s well at renovated seaside cottage

At the top of Mt. Hope Bay, in the quiet waterfront Swansea, Mass., neighborhood of Touisset, is a beautiful Victorian home called Allswell Cottage. The home at 78 Seaview Ave., built in 1908, has recently been renovated to reflect its former seaside glory and offer modern amenities while preserving its historic charm. It has three bedrooms

A goat, one of two animals left on the Tiverton property Friday, peers through a chain link fence. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo.

Animal cruelty trail leads to Tiverton lot

A black llama and one small goat are the last two survivors at a Tiverton menagerie that investigators believe is tied to a disturbing New Bedford case of animal cruelty. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals paid a visit Thursday to a ramshackle and trash-covered collection of pens and sheds

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Open houses planned around East Bay

Above: 4 Calder Drive, Warren The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns throughout the East Bay: Barrington 33 Meadowbrook Drive — Sunday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2, $525,000. Residential Propeties, Ceci Sartor, 401-245-9600. 37 Shore Drive — Sunday, June 14, 12-1:30 p.m. Cottage 3, 1.5, $349,000. Residential

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Police: Alerted bank foils bad check attempt

When the man with Connecticut identification showed up at Mechanics Cooperative Bank’s Westport branch with a check to cash last Thursday, June 4, tellers were ready for him. While one bank employee called police, the teller delayed him until police arrived. “Officer David Arruda was nearby” the 165 State Road bank and got their quickly.

Aerial view of the 45-acre Tiverton property (outlined in by the Fall River line where Twin River proposes building a casino to compete with facilities planned in Massachusetts.

Clergy call casino a threat to Tiverton’s soul

For all its promised cash and  ‘sizzle,’ a casino is a ‘direct threat to the soul of every gambler and to the soul of the Town of Tiverton.” So say six past and present Tiverton clergy members in a letter to the editor in this week’s Sakonnet Times). The Interfaith Clergy of Tiverton, the letter

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