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Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging

Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot construction trench at the Wilbor House, the society's headquarters on …
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Westport Food Pantry sees uptick and demand as inflation rises
Volunteers at the Westport Food Pantry are seeing greater need for their services as rising inflation impacts the price of food, and … Read More
Brodeur scores two as Wildcats shutout Holbrook 3-0
The Westport soccer team shutout Holbrook 3-0 on Tuesday after crushing previously undefeated Atlantis Charter School 6-0 on Saturday. … Read More
Little Compton's 'seashore guardian' has been at it for half a century
Armed with a picker and bucket, Anthony “Tony” Silvia Jr., 66, has spent a majority of his life patrolling the beaches at … Read More
Westport federal channel shoaling worsens
The severely shoaling federal channel into and out of the Westport River is causing nearly daily groundings, forced one commercial … Read More
Youthful girls soccer team ready to start league play
This girls varsity soccer team may be the youngest Westport Middle-High School team ever as the majority of the girls are seventh and … Read More
Westport rowers take home gold in Gloucester
Westport's Community Youth Rowing race team won big at the Gloucester Gig Rowers' annual Harbor Race held Saturday on Gloucester … Read More
Obituaries
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. …
Helen M. Whipple, 90, Tiverton Helen M. (Phillips) Whipple, 90, of Tiverton, formerly of Westport, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late William D. Whipple. Mrs. Whipple was …
Nancee Meeker, 71, Westport and East Orange, NJ Nancy Dale Meeker was born April 27, 1951, in East Orange, N.J. Her family settled in Rumson, N.J., and her childhood years were spent in the surrounding seashore towns. Nancee graduated from …
Barbara Harrison Watson, 89, Westport Barbara H. Watson, a 45-year resident of Little Compton, died peacefully on July 12, 2022, at the age of 89 in Orange County, Calif. Growing up outside Boston, Barbara spent her childhood summers …

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