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Westport celebrates first Pride festival

Keith Dias was raised in Westport and has spent most of his life here. Though he’s always loved his home town, he was still overwhelmed by the love and support he and partner Jessie Dias felt …
Little Compton's "Back 40" writer lays down her pen
Sidney Tynan answered the phone Monday morning with the joy and enthusiasm typical of her many letters to the Sakonnet Times brimming … Read More
Westport: NC man charged with OUI, carrying loaded handgun
A North Carolina man faces weapons and other charges after Westport police pulled him over early Wednesday morning. Ian Ruml, no … Read More
Westport United is league champion — again
The Westport United Girls’ Soccer U13 Division 1 team has won its fourth South Coast Soccer League championship, and will compete in … Read More
Providence Country Day School celebrates Class of 2024
EAST PROVIDENCE — The weather was perfect Wednesday, June 12, during commencement for the graduates in the Senior Class of 2024 at … Read More
Senior class of 50 graduates from St. Mary Academy-Bay View
St. Mary Academy-Bay View celebrated its 148th commencement as 50 young women from across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts … Read More
Westport couple thrilled at basking shark encounter
Pelagic activity off the New England coast has been off the charts this late Spring, and a Westport couple got a firsthand view of it … 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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Kathleen Levesque Kathleen 'Kay' L. Levesque, 80, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died on June 22, 2024. She was the wife of the late Joseph Levesque. Born in Providence, RI on June 26, 1943, she was the daughter of the
Cynthia McGill Cynthia B. McGill, born on 10/10/1947 to Barbara Crother and Raymond Searle, died unexpectedly and peacefully in her home on 05/28/2024. Cyndy will be remembered for her intelligence, her kind and gen
Joseph Medeiros We mourn the passing of Joseph "Joe" Medeiros, 66, of Bristol, RI, who succumbed to his illnesses at his home the morning of Wednesday, June 19, 2024 with his loving wife by his side. He was loved by
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Baseball, tennis teams make playoffs, softball awaits fate The Westport baseball and softball teams finished up their regular seasons and now wait for to learn their tournament fates.  The baseball team beat South Shore 3-2 on Friday and …
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 home game on Tuesday afternoon. Westport improved their overall record to 6-8 with a power ranking of 33 in Division 5, as they fight for a playoff spot with four games left to play in the regular season.
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 …
Letter: June is National Dairy Month — support your local farmer

We are lucky in Westport to still have working dairy farms in our town and nearby including Pine Hill Dairy, Milky Way Farms, Tripp’s Dairy Farm, Arruda’s Dairy, Sweet and Salty Farm, and …

Letter: On patience, house guests and furred interlopers

If you live in the country you never can tell what you will see in your backyard, like the wild turkey, who chose to bring up her brood there as it was safer, or a released pheasant whom I …

Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

Letter: Transparency is crucial as wind farm plan moves forward

Note: This letter was sent to members of the Westport Select Board, and other officials in Westport, by the newly-formed Protect Our Westport Waters (POWW) group: "Openness and transparency" are …

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 …

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