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Letter: CPC controlled by select south-end interests

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: All amounts listed in my letter are derived from the latest CPC Consolidated statement, CPC FY Summary, CPC project list and includes the FY ’15 CPA budget Town Meeting recommendations. There are 81 separate funded items listed. My numbers can be checked by anyone interested. The refuters’ numbers are wrong so therefore […]

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Little Compton Garden Club takes top honors at Boston Flower Show

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Home & Garden, News  /  No Comments

Little Compton Garden Club members teamed up to create this best-in-category bay window plant display.

A collection of plants nurtured by Little Compton Garden Club members for many months won prizes including best in class at the Boston Flower Show (March 12-15 at the Seaport World Trade Center ).  For their Blue Ribbon-winning entry (best in category) in the Bay Window Collection category, the club’s Horticulture Committee chose an east-facing […]

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Westport probe leads to two arrests, heroin seizure

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Joshua Jordan

A weeks-long Westport Police investigation culminating in a Wednesday evening traffic stop led to two arrests and the seizure of 140 bags of heroin. Detective Antonio Cestodio said that police were watching when a 2002 Nissan Maxima exited Route 195 east onto Sanford Road. Officers said the car failed to stop at a stop sign […]

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In Westport, resignations at the top: Healey, Lombard to leave

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Town Administrator Jack Healey at last year's town meeting.

By Bruce Burdett Much as he enjoys the work and the people here, Town Administrator Jack Healey says change comes slowly to Westport. “Everything is more contentious here,” than in some other communities, he said Thursday. Which is part of the reason that he has alerted the Board of Selectmen that he will be leaving […]

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Over protests, state pushes Dartmouth dump cap plan

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The old Cecil Smith dump site just north and east of Westport.

Despite protests from many in Dartmouth and Westport, the state seems poised to push ahead with a plan to cap an old Dartmouth dump with fill that objectors fear is also tainted with contaminants. Dartmouth Selectmen announced last week that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is expected to announce any day now that […]

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Visiting Japanese students see first snow

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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By Karen Antonelli, Assistant principal, Westport High School The snow was falling on Monday morning, March 3, as the 15 students and two teachers who had arrived the night before from Japan entered Westport High School to begin a two week exchange visit. The students had never seen snow before so it was a wonderful […]

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Letter: Many important reasons to vote yes on 1 and 2

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I am asking my fellow residents of Westport to support ballot questions 1 and 2 at our annual town election on April 8. Ballot Question 1 creates a capital improvement stabilization fund that will allow the town to have a realistic capital improvement plan that will finally be funded to address the […]

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Talk to describe sea’s ‘gentle giants’

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

Researchers inspect an ocean sunfish carcass on Lieutenant's Island in Wellfleet.

Those “gentle giants” that sometimes wash up on these shores will be the topic when the Paskamansett Bird Club holds its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Allens Neck Friends Meetinghouse, 739 Horseneck Road, South Dartmouth. Carol “Krill” Carson will describe these little known creatures that feed in the […]

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Letter: Vote yes on Westport override questions 1 and 2

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: We strongly urge the voters of Westport to support passage of Ballot Questions One and Two on April 8. Why do we support passage of the overrides you may be asking?  Westport has lost over $5 million in monies provided by the state to support our local town since 2009. Since 2009 […]

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Letter: Put differences aside — support override on April 8

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: An alarm has gone off in Westport.  But, will the town hear it?  No siren. No bells.  Just the soft sound of a letter landing on desks in Town Hall. On Friday, March 14, Jack Healey resigned as Westport town administrator, ending his letter thusly: “I will pray every day that Town […]

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