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The Town of Westport, Office of Veterans Services, announces that the 2021 Memorial Day parade and Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 31. Westport veterans and civic organizations are invited to … more
WESTPORT — Selectmen elected Shana Shufelt chairwoman and voiced deep concern about a looming $800,000-plus school spending gap in next year’s budget at their meeting on Monday, April … more
Monday, April 26 Police received a report of vandalism at the Warrens Point Beach Club at 6:39 pm. Tuesday, April 27 After an 8:38 pm traffic stop in the vicinity of Bumble Bee Farms, West … more
Monday, April 12 A Windwood Drive resident called to report being scammed out of several thousand dollars. Caitlin M. Lancia, 29, of Warwick, was arrested on three counts of narcotics … more
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a trend is the mass exodus from cities to more rural … more
WESTPORT — The Westport School Committee, at its April 15 meeting, elected Nancy Tavares to serve as its new chairwoman, and heard a request from the teachers’ union that it be included … more
SAKONNET AREA — We asked the Little Compton and Tiverton police chiefs for their thoughts after last week’s guilty verdicts against police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George … more
    Nestled along a scenic main road in Little Compton, which is home to pastures and farms, horses and historic homes, sits a little, old farmhouse nearly 300 years old. At first … more
Tuesday, April 6 Amfeny J. Ferreira, 23, of Providence, was arrested in charges of domestic simple assault and on an affidavit and arrest warrant from another police department at 9:35 pm at the … more
Ball girls stood draped in blankets and snow flurries blew across the field as Freshman wing Korynne Holden scored midway through the second half to lift the Westport girls soccer team over Upper … more
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