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Hix Bridge, seen from near the boat ramp.

Army Corps outlines next steps in Hix Bridge debris removal

Army Corps outlines next steps in Hix Bridge debris removal

Efforts to rid the Westport River’s East Branch of debris left behind from past Hix Bridge repair jobs are moving forward, say Town Administrator Timothy J. King and members of the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA). A conference call last week that included the Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. King, WRWA’s  Betsy White, and officials

This home at 165 Roger Williams Ave. in East Providence is scheduled for an open house Sunday, Aug.3, noon-2 p.m.

Open Houses: 28 scheduled in region this weekend

Ready to do a little house hunting? Lots of open houses are scheduled throughout the East Bay this weekend. Barrington 40 Prospect St. — Saturday, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dutch Colonial, 3, 2, $359,900. Coldwell Banker Residential, 401-247-0202. 346 Nayatt Road — Sunday, Aug. 3,11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Gambrel, 4, 2.5, $649,000. Residential Properties, Katie

Westport guitar maker Thom Scott.

Guitar maker to visit Saturday Farmers’ Market

The summer season for the Westport Farmers’ Market has reached the half-way mark and by now the produce is pouring in. The variety of summer fruits and vegetables is now reaching its peak, said farm manager Stephen Connors, with heirloom tomatoes of all shapes and colors, purple peppers, plump blueberries and peaches on sale.  All

Richard Northrup Cyr, Adamsville

Richard “Rick” Northrup Cyr of Adamsville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in Fall River to Edgar Joseph Cyr and Olive Northrup Cyr. He is survived by his children, Merri Ann Cyr and her husband Mark Walker of Westport, and Cory D. Cyr and his wife Laura of Brooklyn, NY;


License plate money to help clean the river

Money raised through the sale of state environmental license plates as provided a $15,000 boost to the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA). The Alliance will use the grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust  to identify sources of fecal coliform (FC) pollution in the West Branch of the Westport River. Since 2009 high FC levels have


Outdoor market and festival in Westport

Gray’s Daily Grind will be holding an outdoor market and festival this Sunday, including local farmers, craft people, locally made foods, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, craft demonstrations and live music by Charlie Cover and friend. WHERE: Gray’s Daily Grind, 638 Adamsville Rd., Westport WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27

5 Narragansett Blvd., Portsmouth

House of the week: Panoramic view, private beach

With panoramic views of the Sakonnet River, a private beach and space for a mooring or dock, this home in Portsmouth’s Common Fence Point neighborhood is seaside living at its finest. Built in 1924, the home at 5 Narragansett Blvd. has many renovations while keeping its period detail. Situated in a private setting, the 1,990-square-foot house has three bedrooms