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By Jenny O'Neill Westport’s old-timers have fond memories of a now forgotten tradition of May baskets. These hand-made paper or cardboard baskets, filled with small treats and trinkets, were … more
Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health alerts, … more
Editor's note: This is a second in a series of articles commemorating this year's 150th anniversary of the Acoaxet Chapel Association. By Neil Timpson From 1840 on, neighbors in Acoaxet, then a … more
Mother’s Day is the day when we celebrate our moms and the other women in our lives who have given us love, guidance, inspiration, and support.What we don’t often do on Mother’s … more
Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH).  The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health … more
The Board of Health is pleased to announce a new round of loans are now available to resident homeowners for the repair or replacement of their failed septic system or cesspool. The board has been … more
What if we were more comfortable sharing our thoughts and wishes about what would matter to us towards the end of our lives? What if we were more informed about what to expect if we were seriously … more
We live in contentious times. According to a 2020 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, political polarization among Americans has grown rapidly during the last 40 … more
This is the first in a series of articles celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Acoaxet Free Chapel in Westport. What follows is a newspaper article dated January 10th, 1872, … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: “It's absolutely soul-crushing, heart-breaking,” the Rev. Borislav Kroner, pastor of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church in Woonsocket, tells my colleague Joe Tasca, … more
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