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Petition pushes pot question onto Oct. 3 Westport Special Town Meeting

WESTPORT — Prodded by petitioners, the Board of Selectmen last week added a third and final article to the upcoming Special Town Meeting warrant. The late addition was just the sort of crowd …
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Tiverton Police: Local man charged with 15 no-contact order violations
Monday, Sept. 7 At 8:35 am, a Stafford Road caller complained that Cycology Studio was using amplification to conduct an outside … Read More
Little Compton Police: Sexual assault charged
Wednesday, Aug. 26 Police received a report at 1:36 pm regarding an alleged incident that had occurred on Amy Hart Path near the … Read More
Westport crash claims life of 10-year-old girl
WESTPORT — A three-car crash on Route 6 in Westport early Sunday morning has taken the life of a 10-year-old New Bedford girl … Read More
Little Compton Police: Political sign targeted
Tuesday, Sept. 1 At 12:18 pm., an East Main Road resident requested that police help keep the peace while items were retrieved from … Read More
Tiverton Police: Loud music, loud phone calls, loud dogs …
Monday, Aug. 31 Police were called to a Main Road address for an unknown person at the door at 10:44 am. Police found that the … Read More
Tiverton woman charged with animal cruelty
TIVERTON — After requesting assistance from the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), Tiverton Police have … Read More

Jean Lenar Lemaire, 90, formerly of Westport Jean Lenar (Campbell) Lemaire, 90, of New Bedford passed away peacefully at The Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility on September 11, 2020. Jean was born April 18, 1930, to Jesse Leo and Gertrude Mae …
Barbara Hawes, 70, Westport Barbara (Jerry) Hawes passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston at the age of 70 years old. Lifted by her favorite songs and videos from …
Denise D. Hebert, 46, of Westport Denise D. (Keohane) Hebert, 46, of Westport passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Wayne Hebert. Mrs. Hebert was born in …

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