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So long selectmen? Bid to change name to Westport Select Board headed to voters
Ancient history will give way to gender neutrality if Town Meeting voters approve a move to change the name Westport Board of … Read More
Chromebooks for Westport HS students; car shop in a bind
Westport selectmen voted unanimously at their December 2 meeting to support placing an article on the Town Meeting warrant that seeks … Read More
Westport Schools — Two-hour delay Wednesday
5:43 a.m. There will be a 2 hour delay for the Westport Community Schools due to weather conditions. Read More
Fire causes heavy damage to Westport building
WESTPORT — A Friday night fire caused considerable damage to a storage-type structure at 365 Narrow Avenue in Westport close to the … Read More
Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (morning)
Photos with Santa session I (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is now ready for viewing.Copy and paste link below into your … Read More
Sledders make the most of a snow day in Westport
Sledders were bounding down Smith Farm (Potato) Hill after Westport cancelled school due to a snow storm on Tuesday morning. The … Read More
Eileen Martin, 94, Westport Eileen (Carvalho) Martin, 94, of Westport, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Ernest G. Martin. Mrs. Martin was born in Fall River, …
Rosalia Haire, 71, Fall River, formerly of Westport Rosalia (Cambra) Haire, 71, of Fall River, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Henry H. Haire Jr. Mrs. Haire was born in …
Richard Burton Colby, 82, Barrington Richard Burton Colby, 82, died October 27, 2019, at home at Laurelmead in Providence. A lifelong Rhode Island resident, he lived in Barrington most of his life until moving to Laurelmead a few years …

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