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Westport nine fall to Greenfield 4-2 in Round of 16

The Westport baseball team fell to Greenfield 4-2 in the Division 5 Round of 16 during a home game on Wednesday evening. Tenth seeded Westport with a record of 15-5 were favorites against Greenfield the 26th seed, but the Wildcats started the game poorly, committing nine errors behind starting pitcher Max Gallant, a sophomore, who struck out 2 and allowed 7 hits, 2 hit batsmen, 1 walk and 4 runs in 5-1/3 innings of work.
Westport man charged with OUI after disturbance
Tuesday, May 30 A 911 caller reported an accident on American Legion Highway at 7:23 a.m., but police deemed the report … Read More
How open is your government?
With executive orders expired, Rhode Island government agencies are now operating under the same Open Meetings law that was in place … Read More
Westport sets override vote election for late July
Voters will head to the polls in seven weeks to decide the fate of an issue that could have long-term ramifications for Westport's … Read More
Wildcats outlast Eagles 3-2 in Round of 32
The Westport crowd cheered as Cam Leary walked in the winning run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to give … Read More
From the superintendent: Graduates made me proud
As I relaxed on my La-Z-Boy Saturday evening following our 2023 Westport High School's Commencement exercises , I could not help … Read More
Westport grads look ahead to a new life
The weather kept them indoors Saturday morning, but the nearly 70 members of Westport High School's graduating class took some solace … Read More
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Westport honors veterans, fallen Monday

Westport will mark Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony this coming Monday, May 29. The parade begins with a wreath laying, rifle salute and the playing of Taps at the World War I monument in …

Westport beach cleanup is this Saturday

The Westport River Watershed Alliance had a good turnout at its electronics recycling day last Saturday. Residents brought in a few thousand pounds of old computers, monitors, TVs and miscellaneous …

Westporters, plan now for June garden tour

Coastal Neighbors Network, which provides in-home services for seniors in Westport and Dartmouth, will tour eight gardens in South Dartmouth’s historic Russells Mills Village Wednesday, June …
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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 11 – 17, 2023

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Bessie Jones On May 19th, Bessie "Betsy" Marcus Jones, beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away at home at the age of 92. Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts on September 15, 1930, to Menus Marcus and Anna "Va
Kenneth Catalano Kenneth John Catalano, 76, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Friday June 2, 2023, at Providence Veterans Affair Medical Center. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Vincent and Caroli
Constance DeMello Constance Amarantes DeMello, age 88, of Tiverton passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on June 1, 2023. Born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Gloria Cambra A
Westport nine win division championship, prepare for playoffs The Westport baseball team won the Mayflower Athletic Conference division championship with a league record of 8-0 and now prepare for home playoff game sometime next week.   How they …
Wildcats win Mayflower Athletic Conference , get ready for playoff run The Westport softball team won the Mayflower Athletic Conference after beating Bishop Connolly 3-1 in an away game on Saturday, May 13. The Wildcats conference record is 7-1 and 8-8 overall.   …
Wildcats crush Cape Cod Tech 13-1 on senior day The Westport lacrosse team celebrated their senior day by crushing Cape Cod Tech 13-1 during a league home game on Friday afternoon. The win boosted the Wildcats’ record to 5-9. S enior …
Lavoie’s extra inning heroics clinches win for Wildcats Westport came from behind to beat West Bridgewater 3-2 in extra innings during a league home game on in frigid Spring weather on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats have won seven straight since losing …
Letter: The good old days weren't always good

To the editor: The public is being told how today's kids are dealing with mental health issues due to the pandemic. Here is some perspective: If you were born in 1900 most Americans lived in rural …

Letter: Is Shorelines in cahoots with the select board?

I just received my May 18 Shorelines. The one where selectboard says a "strong marketing campaign" is necessary for override vote to pass. Isn't that the same as propaganda when politicians push an …

To the editor: A child pretending to be a leader

Some dear friends have a new granddaughter who is a healthy, happy, good baby. Yet they report that a recent overnight stay was harder than they expected or recalled. Babies often get fussy when …

Letter: Offshore wind has vast benefits for the public

Editor’s note: The writer submitted this letter to the Portsmouth Town Council in advance of its May 25 workshop on SouthCoast Wind, which he was unable to attend.

Letter: Let’s stick to the facts on SouthCoast Wind proposal

To the editor: Regarding the SouthCoast Wind proposal, it never ceases to amaze me how much misinformation and disinformation gets thrown around on this subject. But, when you examine the …

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