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Westport-based Lafrance hospitality has taken over ownership and management of the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers, Florida. The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers becomes the 15th hotel currently under … more
WESTPORT — Shellstock 2019, Westport’s celebration of “local beer, local food and local oysters,” as Director of Marine Services Chris Leonard puts it, will take place at Buzzards Bay … more
WESTPORT — Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Westport River Watershed Alliance River Center. The Alliance will move in during the week of September 23. “It has been a long … more
WESTPORT — When he read the Board of Health’s (BOH) proposed Keeping of Animals regulation, poultry farmer William Long said his first thought was, “Why am I being punished for (what happened … more
Pedal 35, 75, or 100 miles on October 6 and join more than 300 others biking to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. Registration is open at … more
PROVIDENCE — Gathered beneath the aging structure of the Northbound Providence Viaduct, Rhode Island’s federal delegation and state officials today celebrated a $60.3 million federal … more
TIVERTON — As a result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation, members of the Bristol County (Mass.) District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Veronica Reading, 36, of 16 Mill St., … more
WESTPORT — Town officials said Assistant Town Treasurer Mary Sullivan did not do the work she was paid and trained to do, but her lawyer described her as a “scapegoat” for deeper problems in … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Lugging picnic baskets and coolers, a crowd of over 500 — babies to age 100, arrived at Little Compton’s Commons at the close of a perfect late-summer Sunday. The previous … more
A Howland Road resident’s first attempt to more than double the size of his Howland Road house went nowhere last week when the Zoning Board of Appeals found fault with his application. Instead … more
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