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West Nile Virus found in Westport

A mosquito sample taken from Westport last week has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The positive finding was announced Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health, and comes to weeks …
Two sides to the wind farm debate
A Rhode Island citizen activist made a powerful pitch about the dangers of offshore wind projects to a mostly supportive audience in … Read More
Westport police chief calling it a career
The select board is moving ahead with plans to replace Police Chief Keith Pelletier, who recently announced his retirement after … Read More
West unveils draft Short Term Rental bylaw
A new committee formed by the select board in mid-August to study the regulation of short term rentals (STRs) in Westport is wasting … Read More
Young stars shine for girls soccer team as they even season at 2-2
The Wildcats' young stars shined as the Westport girls soccer team dominated their last two opponents scoring 16 goals while yielding … Read More
Teacher in ‘Happy Endings’ controversy resigns
The Westport middle/high school teacher at the head of the “Happy Endings” story controversy has resigned. Matt Shivers, who had … Read More
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 … Read More
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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 across the globe. Those reverberations reach Westport late …

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. …
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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 …

Thomas Army Sr. East Providence|Thomas F. Army died at home in East Providence on September 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born 5/15/1930 in Bridgeport, CT to George and Dorothy Army. The family soon
Lisa Clancy Lisa Jane Clancy, 62, of Cul de Sac Way, Riverside, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUN
Alice Davidson "Tallie"|Alice (Tallie) Freeman Davidson, 87, of Traverse City, MI passed away peacefully at Grand Traverse Pavilions on August 5, 2023. She was born on March 24, 1936 to Joseph and Alice Freeman of B
DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The effort …
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 three in a row after walloping Wareham 6-0 in a home game on Tuesday …
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.  …
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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