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Westport select board deadlocks on Route 6 eminent domain

A divided Westport Select Board deadlocked Monday night on a plan to take two State Road properties west of Route 88 by eminent domain, a move the town administrator said would shore up the …
Capone: Horseneck work was approved, but ...
The Westport Conservation Commission unanimously approved access road work at Horseneck Beach last fall, but filed a cease and desist … Read More
Westport orders state to stop Horseneck work
Days after bulldozers carved off a sizable chunk of the Horseneck Beach dunes, the Westport Conservation Commission ordered the Mass. … Read More
Short Term Rentals a "quagmire" for Westport, select board says
Two weeks after voters at Town Meeting rejected a warrant article that would have legalized and regulated Short Term Rentals (STRs) in … Read More
Westport Special Olympians give it their all
For a few hours Monday, 15 Special Olympians from Westport got to leave everything behind and just focus on competing. Sophia … Read More
South Coast deer problem — 'We're not making a dent'
After more than a year looking for solutions to Westport and Dartmouth’s deer overpopulation problem, one of the founders of a group … Read More
Playoffs in reach as Wildcats wallop South Shore 15-3
Makayla Grace struck out 9 and Jayda Pequita homered and drove in 4 runs as the Wildcats walloped South Shore 15-3, in a non-league … Read More
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Town Meeting demystified Wednesday evening

Confused about Westport’s Town Meeting? How it works, the process and procedure, and more? On Wednesday evening, Westport middle schoolers become the teachers. The eighth grade class will …

Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …
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Obituaries
Joel Kane Joel S. Kane, age 86, of Tiverton, passed away Friday, May 24, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Giordano) Kane. Born in Fall River, he was a so
Manuel Braga Manuel Braga, 87, of Pearse Avenue, passed away on May 21, 2024, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Eduarda (Sousa) Braga. Born in Villa Franca do Campo, São Miguel, Azor
Ann Leary Ann Marie Leary, of Tiverton, RI, passed away at home on Friday, May 17th, 2024. She was the loving mother of Jessica (Daniel) Jackson of Middleboro, MA, and Dr. Joshua Morimoto of Cambridge, MA, and
Sports
Tennis team continues to struggle, loses to Durfee 3-2 It’s been a tough start to the season for the Westport girls tennis team, who lost a close 3-2 match to Durfee on Monday for their seventh loss in a row. The team is currently 1-7. Their lone …
Finglas mows down Wareham 5-1, Baseball team wins 3 straight Westport junior Luke Finglas mowed down Wareham hitters in the Westport baseball team’s 5-1 victory in an away game on Thursday afternoon. The win was the Wildcats third straight as they …
Wildcats lose to Diman 9-4 Outfielder Bella Babb hit an inside the park home run in the third inning of their first game played on the new field behind the high school as Westport fell to Diman 9-4 in a non-league game on …
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Opinion
Letter: Town needs to compel voters, lay out budgetary facts

I think that the Westport Select Board has a serious challenge before it. The board needs to publicly address the effect of the failure of the override last year. Both the board and the private …

Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: Article sounds like it was written by a man suing the town

Article sounds like it was written by a man suing the town     Editor's note: The Shorelines article referred to in this letter was published last week and was a summation of …

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ on question one — don’t miss this chance

I want to be clear on what a “YES” vote on Question 1 means. A YES vote on Question 1 allows the town to construct the water and sewer trunkline down Route 6. A yes vote does not …

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ on Question 1 next Tuesday

The single most important thing you may ever do to help the Westport River is to get out and vote YES on Question 1 on Tuesday, April 9. We cannot overstate how important your vote is for the future …

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