Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …
Latest News

Weatherlow latest farm seeking to host weddings

WESTPORT — A farm’s plan to host weddings and other ‘agri-entertainment’ drew plenty of disagreement and no conclusions at the most recent Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. Instead, …

Monument (again) salutes town worker killed on the job

WESTPORT — Thomas E. Pettey was the only town employee to lose his life on the job and Westport will honor him once again on Saturday — and this time they hope the memorial lasts longer than its …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Sakonnet area fire chiefs issue storm warnings

SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday.

DOT pledges $1 million East Bay Bike Path fix

Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived …

Westport selectmen won’t block marijuana sales

WESTPORT — By unanimous vote at their last meeting, selectmen said they won’t stand in the way of marijuana shops opening for business in Westport. “By making this motion, we are taking the …
Obituaries
Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Michael Andras, 93, of Westport, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at home.  He was the husband of the late Virginia (Baker) Andras.  Born in Granville, NY, he was son of the late Michael and Mary …

Trig Tronstad, 70, Westport

Joseph B. Walsh, 86, Westport

John Hamilton McCormack, 52, Westport

Laura D. Martin, 94, Westport

Donald J. Brooder, 89, Westport

Chester B. Sandborg, 92, Westport

Anthony A. Ferraz, 81, Westport

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Sports
Westport soccer falls to Diman, 1-0

WESTPORT — The Westport High School soccer team lost to Diman, 1-0, during the team’s first home game on Friday afternoon. Diman mid-fielder Dominic Rocha scored the only goal of the game at the …

Westport girls soccer beats Upper Cape, 2-0

Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Westport's baseball playoff run ends at Mashpee

Things to Do
Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Westport and the region will celebrate the remarkable life of Paul Cuffe on Saturday with the opening and tour of an African-American Native-American Heritage Trail, and a day-full of discussion …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

Rare peek inside seven special Westport homes

Opinion
Letter: Cherish these last late summer outdoors moments

To the editor: Are your hummingbird feeders still up? Hurray for you and I am sure you know to keep them there until October 15. You might even be rewarded with a rufous! They seem to travel late …

Editorial: Wedding wars

Letter: Why does vineyard get to sidestep the rules?

Letter: Putting paved parking lot at East Beach is a fool’s errand

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

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