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The Board of Health wants to combine two part-time health agent positions into one full-timer whose responsibilities will include following through with a new animal registry once the board has … more
While we non-farmers have been counting up the rainy days and bemoaning the lack of warm and spring-like weather, the local potato and sweet corn growers have been in serious, deep trouble. The … more
To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is … more
To the editor: Westport taxpayers repeatedly hear the mantra that their new middle/high school project will be built “on time and within budget.” However, when voters approved a $96.8M debt … more
To the editor: Please do not forget the plight of 1,400 animals that were on the Westport Farm in July 2016. Forever Paws volunteers has diligently followed all but two court proceedings in the … more
To the editor: Last week, on April 24, the School Building Committee received bad news when our general contractor bids were opened and showed a deficit of $10 million.  Frankly, we were stunned. … more
To the editor: I am writing to extend my gratitude for Westport's animal control officer, Donna Lambert. Last month, I required her assistance with a very difficult situation. A feral cat, that … more
To the editor: Westport’s Annual Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the Westport High School auditorium. If you are registered to vote in Westport, I hope you will … more
To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was able … more
To the editor: Thank you to all the voters and supporters of my successful campaign for the Westport Board of Health. It was a great learning experience for me and I met a lot of wonderful people. … more
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