Thursday, February 11, 2016
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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...

Join Grammy Award winning singer/storyteller Bill Harley for a concert geared toward grownups covering matters like Bill's first job and dealing with his teenaged sons, as well as remembrances of his childhood. Accompanying Bill will be bassist Marty Ballou and violinist Rachel Panitch. WHERE: The Dartmouth Grange, 1133 Fisher Road, Dartmouth WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 9; 7:30 p.m. COST: $15 general admission ($12...

WESTPORT — A young former Westport man was killed late Thursday night when his car left Reed Road and slammed into a large tree. Westport Detective Jeff Majewski said that police received a 911 call at 11 p.m. from a resident at 275 Reed Road who reported that the crash had happened in the front yard there. Police and firefighters arrived...

While the rest of the country lined up in hopes of winning the record Powerball jackpot, a Westport man bought himself a $20 Massachusetts Lottery Platinum Millions ticket. The decision paid of for Tiberio Silva — the ticket won him $1 million. Mr. Silva chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes).  He plans on...

Bristol’s Charlie Enright and sailing partner Mark Towill will give a second go at racing around the world together.  They announced this week that they have formed a new racing team called 55 South — 11th Hour Racing to compete in the next Volvo Ocean Race. “Today, we are excited to announce the journey continues!,” their bulletin said. “Mark and...

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