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As often seems to happen when Westport gathers to honor its veterans, a brisk wind whipped across Beech Grove Cemetery on Sunday. The weather didn’t deter veterans, many of them getting on in …
Westport voters turn out in droves; back Baker, Warren
In heavy voting for a non-Presidential election year, Westport voters backed Governor Charlie Baker by a large margin, supported … Read More
Carver blanks Westport field hockey 1-0
A slight rain fell and the field was slippery and covered with orange and yellow maple leaves as the Westport girls field hockey team … Read More
Housing hunting? 36 open houses in the East Bay this weekend!
Buyers looking for a new home in the East Bay will have plenty of opportunities to step inside and check out new potential residences. … Read More
Brayton Point towers' implosion delayed until 2019
East Bay residents will have to live with the Brayton Point cooling towers for at least two more months. The two towers were … Read More
Apparent Hells Angels sign interests Westport police
Westport Police say they think they know the meaning of a large, cryptic sign by farmland in the vicinity of 528 American Legion … Read More
Defense strong, but goals scarce for playoff-bound field hockey team
The Westport field hockey team defense looked playoff ready as the team played Case to a 0-0 tie on Friday. Head Coach Michelle Duarte … Read More
Obituaries
Mona M. Macomber , 97, Westport Mona M. Macomber , 97, of Westport, died November 5, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger F. Macomber, to whom she was married for 65 years. She was born in …
Peter Ganner Fradley, 91, Westport Peter Ganner Fradley, a retired editorial writer for The Providence Journal, died in New Paltz, NY, on October 23, 2018, after a short illness due to complications from surgery. He was 91. He lived …
Sports
Westport soccer wins three games is four days The Westport soccer team won three games in four days, blanking Avon, Diman and Holbrook and earned themselves a spot in the Massachusetts State Tournament. On Friday the Wildcats crushed Avon, …
Wildcats are hopeful to make the tournament, despite recent 3-2 loss to Diman The Westport girls volleyball team was decked out in pink uniforms during their breast cancer awareness game on Friday evening. The Cats lost to Diman 3-2. The loss drops the team’s record to 7-7 …
Two second half goals boost Wildcats over Wareham, 2-0 The Wildcats field hockey team beat Wareham 2-0 to boost their record to 5-1-3. The win gave the team 13 points and qualified the team for the state tournament. “It’s a big deal to make the …
Forwards boot Cats past Case 3-1 Westport forwards Marianela Dutra Africano, Jesse Scov and Laura Martel each scored as the Wildcats beat Case 3-1 in a Mayflower League home game on Friday afternoon. The win boosts the Cats record …
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Opinion
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …
Letter: Wingover Farm’s history, old trees indeed ‘significant’ To the editor: I urge the public to come to the Tiverton Planning Board public hearing to voice opposition to a proposed 40-acre solar "farm" at Wingover Farm on Crandall Road. The developer …
Letter: Solar power plants — the big land grab To the editor: Solar Power Plants: the solution to our fossil fuel dependency. Sounds good doesn’t it? It sure did to our town fathers in some of our rural communities, giving large commercial …
Letter: America’s greatness is always conditional POTUS doesn’t seem to know what to do with the international outcry over the brutal death of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and contributor to the “Washington Post.” Recently …

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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.