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Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing early Saturday … more
Holding what appeared to be a fairly comfortable 16-mile lead in the fight for second place just a couple of hours from the Leg 4 finish, Vestas 11th Hour Racing was involved in a collision with some other vessel. While that was … more
How brutal was the weather a couple of weeks back? So icy, so cold that even hardy turkey vultures were almost frozen solid. Buffeted by cold rain that froze to their wings as temperatures … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Fire destroyed the garage but firefighters managed to save a Little Compton house overnight with help from crews from surrounding towns. Initial response was delayed, Little … more
The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) has been awarded $12,783.00 from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to improve shrubland habitat and conduct stream restoration work at … more
The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of the Cross Rip Lightship (LV-6). The Cross Rip, one of several … more
The Perry Family Revocable Trust of 2017, of Westport, has claimed the 24th $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “200X” $30 instant game, the lottery announced in a … more
Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes discovered asbestos tiles in the music room and under the gym … more
At its meeting of December 27, the Board of Selectmen …. •Saluted Reserve Officer Brian Souza for his actions in saving four people from a fire at 109 Briggs Road on Sept. 8. Deborah and … more
WESTPORT — A nitrogen reduction plan hatched after a year of study by the Westport Water Resources Management Committee met with a cool reception when introduced recently to both the … more
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