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Dog shot by pellet gun on road to recovery

WESTPORT — The moment Lexington resident Kristen Stelljes laid eyes on Lucy, a German shepherd and Ethiopian mix puppy she adopted while living in Addis Ababa, she knew she had found someone …
Westport River Center loses a bit off one side
High costs prompt WRWA to cut headquarter’s size With construction bid prices coming in higher than expected, the Westport River … Read More
Pokanoket tribe members seek Nubble beach access for healing
Treaties promised beach access but beaches blocked by parking rules Westport waterways and beaches were long a special place of … Read More
West Nile Virus found in Tiverton mosquitos
TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from two mosquito pools, or … Read More
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Little Compton declares: Play pickleball
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council and Recreation Committee have formally approved plans to offer pickleball to the … Read More
‘Treasures’ await at Tiverton school yard sale Thursday
TIVERTON — One heavily used Ford F350 plow truck, a pair of lightly used commercial grade convection ovens, a couple of wood shop … Read More
Westport to remove lead paint from Annex nursery school space
The Town of Westport will undertake remediation measures for traces of lead paint found on doors and door jams in the basement of the … Read More
Unique oyster business expecting to open this month
Kerian Fennelly and his wife, Kristin, have always been one step ahead. After seemingly falling into the oyster farming business … Read More
Fight or flight: Battle against plover extinction continues
For many, the return of summer means the start of beach season; lifeguards return to their post, locals and tourists alike enjoy … Read More
Cancer battle leads to a new career for Westport woman
A devastating diagnosis turned into a life’s calling for Westporter Nicky D’Abrosca. In 2005, she recalled, “I … Read More
Obituaries
Wendy Hanson Baker, 76, Little Compton Wendy Hanson Baker, age 76, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her home in Little Compton. She was the wife of Michael Baker with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born and raised in …
George A. Stike, 62, Westport George A. “Skip” Stike, 62, of Westport, passed away August 6, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. A resident of Westport since 1974, Skip, the only son of the late Oakley and …
Alexander F. Taber, Jr., Tiverton Alexander F. "Sandy" Taber, Jr., of Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, with his best friend Kathy Duff by his side.  He was the husband of the late Shirley F. (Lawrence) …
Sports
Enright and Vestas slip to a fourth place finish in Leg 9 Bristol resident and Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright finished in fourth place in Volvo Ocean Race's Leg 9. Enright, his team and fans had high hopes for Leg 9 which began in Newport …
Westport tennis loses to Case The Westport High School tennis team lost a non-league home match to Case 4-1 on Monday afternoon. The loss drops the team’s overall record to 6-8.  “Case is having their best season in …
Despite a blowout loss, Westport is still in the playoff hunt It has been feast or famine for the Westport High School baseball team lately. On Monday, the team lost to West Bridgewater by a football-like score of 25-4. The Wildcats used five pitchers, three in …
Westport tennis preview: Young team sparked by seventh grader The Westport High School tennis team lost their match to Fairhaven 2-3 on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats are now 3-4 overall and are 1-3 in the May Flower League. While the team is struggling in …
Opinion
Letter: Pointless slow motion painting causes bridge mess To the editor, I can't be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.  For weeks, cars have been crawling …
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press) There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …
Letter: Westport no longer a ‘Right to Farm’ community  
To the editor: Last week, I read a letter in this paper that convinced me Westport is no longer a Right to Farm community. Activists have used the debacle at the Medeiros property as a pretext …
Letter: How to avoid a tragic mistake choosing a dog trainer To the editor: Jarod Mayo and his family prayed for the safe return of their beloved English bulldog, Knox, for over two months.  When the body of his dog was found in the closet of a Cranston, …
Letter: Westport planners’ solar deliberations have been open, thoughtful To the editor, The Westport Planning Board had scheduled a public meeting for July 24 to consider various matters including solar farms. Because there was not a quorum of board members present …
Legal Notices
Westport Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018

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