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Moniz siblings growing in confidence through trades and sports

Westport resident Joe Moniz has made learning a trade the law in his household. The last seven of his 10 children have gone to Diman Regional Vocational Technical and his youngest, Gloria, an …
Westport soccer team eyes state championship
A group of Westport girls who have gone farther in youth soccer than anyone here in nearly 25 years will play for a state championship … Read More
Photos: Illusion wins St. David’s Lighthouse division in Newport Bermuda Race
Illusion won the largest division in the race, St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats. Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by Sally … Read More
Westport River's federal channel needs dredging, mariners say
By now, Chris Leonard has gotten used to the nearly daily calls from boaters who have run aground in the federal channel out of the … Read More
Westport police logs: Fall River woman faces drug charge
Monday, June 6 A Cummings Lane resident walked in to the station to report vandalism. Police dealt with a road hazard called in … Read More
Shellstock bumped up to August this year
The yearly concert, scheduled for Sunday, August 13 at the Westport Fairgrounds, is the largest public fund-raiser for the Westport … Read More
Westport seniors earn their diplomas
Some coasted through, others barely scraped by. But no matter how they got there, or where they're going, Kyra Ferreira told her 67 … Read More
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New artist in residence at Westport Woods

Artist Hanna Vogel is the June Artist in Residence at Westport Woods Conservation Park. This is the second year of the residence program, a collaboration between the Westport Cultural Council and …

Westport Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays

The Westport Farmers’ Market is open for the season with local vegetables, flowers, meat, eggs, prepared foods, coffee, bread, baked goods and crafts. Some market vendors accept EBT and WIC …

Westport plans Memorial Day parade, service Monday

Westport will honor the sacrifice of its veterans, and those across the country, when it holds its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony this coming  Monday, May 30. The town's Office of …
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Obituaries
Jeffrey Fonseca Jeffrey S. Fonseca, Esq (1964–2022) Jeffrey S. Fonseca, 58, of Boston, MA passed away suddenly on June 21, 2022. Jeffrey grew up in Bristol, RI. Jeffrey was a graduate of Bristol High School
John Galligan GALLIGAN, John "Jack" Donald, of Little Compton, RI, October 9th, 1932 – June 24th, 2022 Jack was born and raised in Washington DC, the eldest of three children of Donald and Mary (Flaherty
Eileen Malafronte Eileen (Furtado) Malafronte, 75, of Bristol, died peacefully at home after a year-long illness on June 21, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Ralph A. Malafronte for over 53 years. Born in Fall River
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Sports
Wildcats seventh inning rally sinks West Bridgewater 7-6  The Westport baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to overcome a 6-4 deficit and beat West Bridgewater 7-6 during their last regular season home game on Tuesday night.
Westport girls tennis loses hard fought match to Diman, 4-1 The Westport girls tennis team lost to Diman 4-1 in a hard fought home match on Wednesday afternoon. Three matches went three sets and three forced tie breakers. The Wildcats’ loss, their first …
James, Wildcats nine crush Holbrook 14-4 Clean up hitter Connor James bashed four hits, drove in four runs and scored four runs to lead the Westport baseball team as they crushed Holbrook 14-4 in an abbreviated 5 inning home game on …
Singles players sweep as tennis team beats Bishop Connolly The Wildcats singles players swept their matches as the Westport girls tennis team beat up Bishop Connolly 4-1 during a home match on Wednesday. The win improves the team’s overall record to …
Opinion
Letter: It's time to address and modernize the Ash Street jail

The Bristol County Ash Street jail in New Bedford has the distinction of being the oldest continuously functioning jail in the United States. More significantly, however, the facility is a …

Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Keating hopeful Army Corps will fund channel dredging

To the editor: As you are aware, there have been a number of conversations between my office, Harbormaster Chris Leonard, Town Administrator Michael Sullivan, Senator Michael Rodrigues and …

Letter: Hodgson's ethical and financial lapses run deep

To the editor: Betty Ussach's letter of June 10th describing Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's financial abuses doesn't even scratch the surface of the sheriff's contempt for …

Letter: Simply put, we can't afford Sheriff Hodgson

In addition to the millions of dollars paid for legal representation of Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, in the many lawsuits brought against him and his personnel during the many years as sheriff of Bristol …

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