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In the spirit of the New Year, when hope springs eternal, may a few of these wishes come true … • That Tiverton recall its recall rules and raise the bar a bit. Never mind high crimes … more
Fair enough that residents of Westport’s East Beach Road want equal treatment when it comes to septic system enforcement. The problem is that almost no place around — not in Westport … more
It made almost nobody’s list of top 2019 news stories, but in October, the non-profit Climate Central released a study showing that sea level rise is actually coming faster than worst-case … more
About five years ago we reported with relief that Little Compton’s Watson Reservoir and Tiverton’s Stafford Pond Reservoir were due for new levels of state protection. The effort was to … more
We’re reminded often at this time of year about the true spirit of the holiday season when we emphasize joy, love and giving of ourselves. But unfortunately for the other 50 or so weeks of the … more
Stone walls are part of our history, lasting reminders of these towns’ farming roots, and they deserve better protection by far than they are getting. Old barns fall to storms, termites and … more
Caroll Spinney, the whole body puppeteer who brought Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died Sunday at age 85 in Connecticut. Big Bird, like most six-year-olds, would … more
The Westport School Building Committee should know better than anybody that fortunes can turn on a dime. And for that very reason, this committee charged with guiding the town’s $97 million … more
The Paquachuck Inn has served drinks to thirsty fishermen and been a Westport Point gathering place for a good part of its 192-year history and it would be a shame to see that tradition come to an … more
At 210 feet long with 53 foot beam, the big ship that squeezed past Stone Bridge and into Tiverton Basin last week looked out of place and far too big for such close confines. Maybe it’s in … more
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