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Welcome to Westport Woods Park

The sun was shining (not a given in this wet spring) as over 400 people gathered Sunday to celebrate the opening of Westport Woods Conservation Park off Adamsville Road at the Westport/Little Compton …
Westport planners pummel solar plan
WESTPORT — They may or may not be able to change or stop it, but Planning Board members made their displeasure with an especially … Read More
Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league
Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs … Read More
They’re being Great for Nate again on Saturday in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The second annual Be Great for Nate Night promises to be bigger and better than ever, according to Steven Peterson, … Read More
Swift student-built bateaus take to Westport River
WESTPORT — WS Creamsicle and Liberty, a pair of sleek, speedy rowing bateaus, slipped into the water at the Head of Westport on … Read More
Portsmouth High awards diploma to the late Connor Peckham
PORTSMOUTH — Connor Peckham couldn’t physically be with fellow members of the Class of 2019 Friday night, but he marched with … Read More
‘Your character is your destiny,’ Portsmouth High grads told
PORTSMOUTH — Jane Addams and Joshua Chamberlain, Portsmouth High School social studies teacher Michael Marra told graduating … Read More
Obituaries
David A. Cordeiro, 67, formerly of Little Compton David A. Cordeiro of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, formerly of Little Compton and Fall River, passed away in May, 2019, at home. He was in his 67th year., Born in Fall River, he was the son of the …
Helen E. Collins, 93, Little Compton Helen E. (Shurtleff) Collins, 93, of Little Compton, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Southpointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center. She was the wife of the late Malcolm S. Collins. Mrs. …
Sports
Portsmouth’s comeback falls short in D-2 state lacrosse finals PORTSMOUTH — Despite a furious fourth-quarter comeback, the Portsmouth High boys lacrosse team’s quest for a perfect season and a Division II title came to an end at the hands of …
Portsmouth advances to semis with 17-7 win over Mt. Hope PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots scored 10 second-half goals against Mt. Hope Friday night to advance in the Division II boys’ lacrosse playoffs.  The Huskies kept it …
Former Portsmouth principal tapped for RIIL Hall of Fame PORTSMOUTH — A former longtime principal and coach at Portsmouth High School will be among the members of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) High School Athletic Hall of Fame …
Portsmouth High baseball team notches two shutouts over Pilgrim PORTSMOUTH — Ben Gesmondi’s three-run blast in the first inning proved to be all the offense the Portsmouth High baseball team needed in shutting out Pilgrim, 10-0, at home on …
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Opinion
Letter: Report reaffirms goals of Be Great for Nate, ESI To the editor: The release of the investigative report surrounding the circumstances of the tragic loss of Nathan Bruno has reaffirmed the importance of the mission and goals set forth by Be Great …
Letter: Wild places, wildlife shoved aside in bid for solar profit To the editor: The best places for solar array installations are on the roofs of big box stores, in industrial park areas, or in abandoned parking lots — that is, on land we’ve already dug up, …
Letter: Take care — ’Tis the time that turtles cross the road To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From …
Editorial: Heavy handed solar plan There are good solar locations, like the the one at the closed Westport dump that was dedicated Tuesday, or a bigger one at the former Westport Stone and Sand. Then there’s the sort off Main …

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