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Westport board slams ‘misinformation’ spread by Facebook page

A Facebook page criticized by members of a town board for allegedly spreading misinformation, and using Westport’s official crest as its profile photo without permission, has changed that photo …
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Wind farm power won’t run through Westport — for now
Officials with an offshore wind concern who hope to develop a large wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard do not plan to … Read More
Third westbound lane on bridge opens April 20
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. … Read More
Barrington man wins $4 million in ticket bought in Westport
A Barrington man is an instant millionaire after winning a cool $4 million on a scratch ticket his father bought for him at a Westport … Read More
Woman struck and killed by car in Westport
A New Bedford woman was killed Monday night after she was struck by a car in Westport. State police and Westport fire crews were … Read More
Westport police: Two OUIs over the weekend
Sunday, April 7 A 911 caller reported a disturbance on American Legion Highway just before 10:30 a.m. Animal complaints came … Read More
Westport Point neighbors fire back at lawsuit
Four Westport Point residents have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought against the Westport Historical Commission by a … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, Little Compton Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, of Little Compton, unexpectedly passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. He was the husband of Susan (Fish) Stankiewicz. Mr. Stankiewicz was born in Fall River, …
John E. Bettencourt, Sr., 99, Dartmouth John Eugene Bettencourt, 99, of Dartmouth, passed away late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt. Born and raised in Dartmouth on the …
Lee Gardner, 88 Lee Gardner played his last chukka Oct. 22, 2022. He lived a full 88 years, leaving behind his wife, Polly, and four beautiful daughters. He was an animal lover, bird lover, a botanist, …
Nancy M. Dawson, Westport Nancy M. Dawson, 82, of Westport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was the loving wife of Alec B. Dawson, OBE, and mother of Bruce S Dawson, David A. …

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