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The Westport Board of Health will host an informational webinar to talk about why a new regulation is needed to protect Westport’s critical water resources.  The webinar will be held on … more
Claiming credibility issues involving the Westport Police Department’s lead detective in the investigation, the state has dismissed charges against 25 defendants accused in … more
Monday, Sept. 14 A Canonicus Street caller complained of large commercial trucks flying up the street at 12:01 pm. At 1:23 pm, a Kearns Avenue caller reported vandalism to license … more
WESTPORT — A developer’s request to stretch town guidelines for a new solar project received a cool reception from the Planning Board at the board’s September 8 meeting. After … more
Monday, Sept. 14 At 4:51 am, a caller told police he had struck a dog while driving on Colebrook Road at Adamsville Hill. The responding officer determined, “The animal is a pig and appears … more
Wednesday, Aug. 26 Police received a report at 1:36 pm regarding an alleged incident that had occurred on Amy Hart Path near the Transfer Station. That resulted in the August 31 arrest of Albert … more
Monday, Sept. 7 At 8:35 am, a Stafford Road caller complained that Cycology Studio was using amplification to conduct an outside class. A Hayden Avenue caller complained about barking dogs at … more
WESTPORT — Prodded by petitioners, the Board of Selectmen last week added a third and final article to the upcoming Special Town Meeting warrant. The late addition was just the sort of crowd … more
WESTPORT — A three-car crash on Route 6 in Westport early Sunday morning has taken the life of a 10-year-old New Bedford girl identified Monday morning as Anilda Ribeiro. At 2:15 am Sunday, Westport Police responded to Route 6 in the … more
Tuesday, Sept. 1 At 12:18 pm., an East Main Road resident requested that police help keep the peace while items were retrieved from a residence. Wednesday, Sept. 2 After a 12:33 am traffic … more
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