Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles

Over half of the donated oars and paddles — the older and more weatherbeaten the better, have been painted and decorated by top area artists in advance of the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s …
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Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here

Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed Alliance holds its Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 4 at …

Saving Tiverton's high ground

TIVERTON — The growing Pocasset Ridge collection of saved woodlands in the Tiverton ‘high country’ has expanded by another hundred acres and now covers over 500 acres of uninterrupted forest …

Bristol Aggie project means big bill for Westport

Westport is a concerned spectator as Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton pushes forward with plans for $104 million worth of improvements to its aging facility. Thursday evening, …

Little Compton waterfront house sells for $4 million

LITTLE COMPTON — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 40, 43, 46 Taylor’s Lane, Little Compton, for $4,090,000. According to data from the Rhode Island …

Flood memories fresh as board grills Charlotte White developer

WESTPORT — Skepticism about drainage and some unhappy neighbors greeted a developer seeking to build 16 houses off Charlotte White Road the firm’s their second visit to the Planning Board on …

Small-groups forum to discuss Westport school project

The Westport School Building Committee will host a public forum on Saturday, February 10, at 10 a.m. at the Westport Public Library, 816 Main Road. This forum will not be a stand-up presentation …
Obituaries
Nancy J. Jenkins, 88, formerly of Westport

Nancy J. (Van Blarcom) Jenkins, 88, of Fall River, formerly of Assonet and Westport, passed peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Adams House, Fall River, after a long battle with …

Letter: Pay for new Westport school now or pay much more later

Harry Moniz, 80, Adamsville

Maria L. Sousa, 85, Westport

Richard J. Pacheco, 70, Westport

Robert Heysham Sayre IV, Little Compton

Jean C. Dunn, 48, Westport

George Costa, 90, Westport

Recent COmments
Sports
Valiant comeback bid falls short for Wildcats; a senior salute

WESTPORT — A gritty comeback effort was not enough to undo a slow start and some cold free throw shooting as the Westport boys basketball team fell 54-46 Friday evening on the Wildcats’ home …

Lady Wildcats overcome early deficit to beat Mashpee 48-43

Westport field hockey falls to Seekonk, 1-0, in playoff loss

The family that races together …

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

Things to Do
Catching the eye of South Coast birds

Dan Logan will show his images of birds in flight, taken during the past three years in Bristol County, when the Paskamansett Bird Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Community …

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Cold causes cancellation of Westport Land Trust's New Year's Day Walk

Opinion
Letter: We are fiscal conservatives and we support new Westport school

To the editor: We are writing in support of the new middle-high school proposal in Westport and want to urge our friends and neighbors to vote yes on February 27.   We know thaat we are not …

Letter: Westport's fine educators need facilities to match

Letter: New school debt can set Westport on downward spiral

Letter: New school is the right choice for Westport

Letter: School foes don’t listen, merely repeat distortions

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Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email mrego@eastbaynewspapers.com.