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WESTPORT — Swimmers flocked to the Back Eddy dock in Westport and Fogland Beach in Tiverton to start the new year with a bracing plunge into 43 degree water (per the Back Eddy dock thermometer — … more
Defensive intensity, doing the little things and making foul shots boosted the Westport girls basketball team over Diman 38-32 for their first victory of the season during a home game on Friday … more
Sophomore center Jess Carney scored 12 points as the Westport girls basketball team lost to Case 51-42, at home on Friday night. The loss drops their record to 0-2 in Mayflower League play. The … more
TIVERTON — Almost exactly a month after they were sworn in, the newly elected Tiverton town council members — on a night just two days after Christmas — are heading into what may prove to be one of the more controversial council meetings in awhile. more
TIVERTON — It's official. Negotiations between the town and Fire Department Chief Robert Lloyd have concluded, and the chief is leaving town service. By letter he had been asked to sign, if he was willing to accept an offer to resign in lieu of termination, Chief Lloyd accepted the offer, signed the letter, and returned it to the town, which Town Administrator Jan Reitsma said was received on Tuesday, December 18. more
Domanick Vitorino scored 14 points to lead the Westport basketball team over Atlantis Charter School, 66-43, in their first game of the year in front of a big home crowd on Wednesday night. … more
The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. … more
Westport voters agreed to pay some urgent bills at Tuesday’s special town meeting at the high school. Four questions with a total cost of $164,000 awaited and voters approved all of those … more
The young Wildcat girls basketball team isn’t getting any older this year. The team is bringing back just three starters, sophomore forward Jess Carney and eighth grade guards Leah Sylvain and … more
TIVERTON — Sports betting will launch at Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton next Monday, December 3rd at 3:00 p.m., at 777 Tiverton Casino Boulevard. The public and press are invited, said Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which owns and operates the facility. more
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