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A Westport man wanted on eight outstanding default warrants was finally captured Tuesday, Feb. 19, inside his mother’s Westport home. Detective Jeff Majewski said that Westport police officer … more
When Tiverton summer resident Katharine Smyth lost her father to cancer, she eventually turned to a beloved book — Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece ’To the Lighthouse’ — for consolation and to … more
A Westport resident’s hefty fine for a waterfront violation (unlicensed structure near the shoreline) is being put to good use with the restoration of the 200-year-old Adamsville Landing on the … more
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young Massachusetts woman who married her zombie doll. The wedding … more
Efforts to train the town treasurer and avoid future fiscal crises of the sort discovered last fall appear to be going nowhere, selectmen were told last week. “I sit here with a huge yellow … more
The Westport basketball team lost their second game to top seeded Bishop Connolly 59-44 in Fall River on Friday night. The loss dropped the team’s seeded record to 8-7. The Wildcats need just … more
WESTPORT — Twenty years ago after Sally Schimmel and Anne Frechette began selling women’s clothing and fine gifts from a shop they called A.S. Deams in an old Main Road farmhouse in Westport, … more
From elementary school to Westport High School School, Verity Branco’s passion has been her love of acting. After high school graduation, she attended California State University Northridge … more
The Westport girls basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to West Bridgewater 45-43 during a home game on Wednesday night. “These games hurt the most,” said Head Coach Michael Ponte. … more
A large sand and gravel operation uphill from the Head of Westport, that once angered neighbors with its big trucks and dust, may become the latest property in town converted to solar energy … more
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