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Two Rhode Island history organizations received a 2019 Leadership in History Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Little Compton Historical … more
Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health alerts, … more
LITTLE COMPTON — They’re still here, and they’re not going anywhere. On Sunday — nearly 900 Sundays after they first started congregating in … more
Two young Westport men were arrested early Tuesday, Nov. 12, after police say they were caught shortly after breaking into motor vehicles. Westport Officer Jeremey Dellecese was on routine patrol … more
Rhode Island boat building pioneer Everett Pearson, whose ideas and innovations revolutionized the commercial cruising sailboat market, has been inducted into the United States National Sailing Hall … more
Westport’s Harbor Advisory Committee hopes for approval of rule changes that would impact jet skis, water skiers and those who keep their boats on moorings over the winter. Selectmen approved at … more
WESTPORT — After a few weeks to think things over, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday, Oct. 28, to renew the entertainment license the enables Westport River Vineyards and Winery to … more
His family has identified Paul Vidal, 74, of Westport, as the pilot whose small plane crashed into New Bedford’s Rural Cemetery Monday at around 3 p.m. Flight data revealed that the Cessna 150 … more
A Westport man stole a neighbor’s car, fled out of town at high speeds, slammed into a car in new Bedford and took off on foot only to be tracked down later, Westport Police report. On November … more
WESTPORT — Results of a thorough year-long look at what ails the Westport River, especially its East Branch, and what should be done to nurse it back to health will be discussed at a public meeting … more
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