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Clock ticking for appeal in Spinnaker Way rental mess

The clock is ticking for the owners of a 50 Spinnaker Way home to appeal a recent town order that bars them from renting their home as a short term rental (STR). In mid-August, members of the …
For private schools, enrollment growth is a pandemic silver lining
While the global pandemic made a mess of just about everything everywhere, it had a hidden benefit for private schools — it boosted … Read More
In Westport, echoes of a rebellion
They began on the other side of the world, but the mass protests over women’s rights that began in Iran a year ago continue to echo … Read More
Wildcats wallop Wareham 6-0, win three in a row
The Westport field hockey team is dominating teams with their stout defense and ferocious offensive attack. The Wildcats have won … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with DUI, cocaine possession
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old man from Virginia was arrested last Friday, Sept. 15, and charged with driving under the influence … Read More
Proposed East Branch no wake zone moves north
The Harbor Advisory Board is moving its requested no wake zone on the East Branch further north, though the ultimate decision on … Read More
Wildcats wallop Wareham 6-0, win 3 in a row
The Westport field hockey team is dominating teams with their stout defense and ferocious offensive attack. The Wildcats have won … Read More
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Westport welcomes new harvest festival

With the fall’s approach there’s seemingly a festival around every corner. The week after next, a brand new one kicks off its inaugural run at the   Westport Fairgrounds. The …

Volunteers needed for LC Community Dinner

What’s quickly becoming a treasured Little Compton tradition returns in two weeks, when hundreds of residents from across town gather at the Commons for the fourth annual Community Dinner. …

Noted political consultant to address Democrats

The Westport Democratic Town Committee will host Peter Fenn , a long-time consultant to Democratic presidential candidates, at a meeting at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 16. …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

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 …

Kris-Anne Ferreira TIVERTON… Kris-Anne Ferreira, 57, of Tiverton passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 4, 2023. Born in Fall River, she was the devoted daughter of the late Daniel A. Jr. and late Ber
Kevin Sullivan Kevin C. Sullivan, 61, of Warren, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. The devoted husband of Patrici
Biscuit Bean Loved people, loathed children|Shortly after her 13th birthday, Biscuit Bean died in the arms of her master following a seizure. Born on a horse farm in Florida, she arrived as a puppy in Barrington i
New faces same result for Westport  soccer New faces yielded the same result as the Westport soccer team crushed Carver 7-1 in a non-league home game to kick off their 2023 campaign on Wednesday night. Will Quinlan scored 2 goals, Tommy …
Aldens still sailing Little Compton native Mara Lozier Shore grew up working on and sailing the family boat, Elisha , with her dad, Peter Lozier. He had bought the Alden-made Sakonnet when she was six years old.  …
Bay View selects Hall of Famer Scorpio as new athletic director EAST PROVIDENCE — All Stater, player of the year, team captain, Hall of Famer, championship level coach and, now, athletic director. One of the most consequential student-athletes in the …
Rhode Island Amateur tees off at Montaup July 10 The Northeast Amateur Invitational at Wannamoisett Country Club in city once again kicked off a scintillating summer of action at courses around the area, including the East Bay, under the auspices …
Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Letter: Look there! Up in the sky! It's art!

Crossing Hix Bridge at night you might glance northwest and notice an odd blue light on a hill, like a little arrow pointing to a constellation. Did Jenny Holzer buy property in …

Letter: Re-igniting America's chilled melting pot

We Americans are different. We’re different from all other industrialized countries, and we’re different from one another. The U.S., for example, is the only industrialized …

Letter: Fiber-optic Internet on the way in Westport: Learn more here

For those of you who have been unable to view your favorite sports events over the Labor Day weekend, such as the US Open Tennis Matches and golf tournaments, because of the hissing match between …

Letter: Cartoon showed prejudice against Catholic Church

To the editor: The last acceptable citadel of fashionable public prejudice seems to have been confirmed in the Portsmouth Times’ editorial cartoon drawn by Charlie Hall this past week. The …

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