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Westport headed to court over cell tower rejection

A Georgia-based telecommunications tower contractor has filed suit against the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals, following members' Wednesday, Aug. 18 vote to deny Municipal Communications II, LLC's …
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Tiverton police: Several drug arrests this week
Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed … Read More
Westport girls soccer blanks Bristol-Plymouth RVT, 4-0
The Westport soccer team stopped a two game skid and shutout Bristol-Plymouth RVT, 4-0, during a non-league game at Westport on … Read More
Westport police charge two with drug offenses
Westport police arrested two South Coast men on separate drug charges this week, following car stops on Route 6 and State Road. The … Read More
A conversation with the team behind Bristol Porchfest (PODCAST)
Host Kevin Centazzo, aka¬†Kevin from Bristol, speaks with Bristol Porchfest Co-Chair Nancy Kellner and Co-Technical Director Joe Caron … Read More
Westport opens new $97 million middle high school
More than 800 students poured into Westport's brand new flagship middle and high school Tuesday morning, nearly two years after … Read More
Westport commission ramps up handicap shore access
Beach access has always been a hoped for, but often unattainable goal for people confined to wheelchairs and others with physical … Read More

Obituaries
Phyllis Sweeney, 81, Westport Phyllis (Evans) Sweeney passed away peacefully and surrounded with love on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at the age of 81. Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Robert Marcus …
Francis P. McGuigan, 70, Westport Francis Patrick McGuigan, Frank, of Westport, passed peacefully at home on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 70 following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of his childhood friend, …
Randolph K. Byers Jr., 93, Little Compton Randolph Kunhardt Byers, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021 surrounded by his four beloved children into the arms of both his predeceased parents Dr. Randolph K. Byers, his namesake, and …

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