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With seven active lawsuits against Sheriff Hodgson, frequent payments made for positive accreditations, sponsoring non correctional related programs, travel and extra curricular activities, are there … more
Thomas Hodgson started his career in law enforcement. His site says he is "tough on crime." Being "tough on crime" is the responsibility of  the professionals in our local police … more
Judges come in three “flavors,” coerced, independent, or toddy. In places like The Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, judges seem fully coerced. Their processes are opaque; the … more
Ralph Mace of Portsmouth asks the question of me and Phil Bartlett, “How much would you consider wind power a viable choice if the cabling were to pass through Westport not Portsmouth?” I … more
By David Cole and Jack Reynolds Most people who live in Westport believe that it is a very special place. Each has his or her own special feature — Horseneck Beach and its dunes, gorgeous … more
Your article in the September 22 Shorelines suggested that the Westport Select Board’s action of assigning the right to purchase the Pettey Farm at 559 Main Road to the Buzzards Bay Coalition … more
Please, may we have from the companies involved in laying the prospective Mayflower project power cable from the windmills to the storage power station, diagrams of the process: the barge that holds … 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
The following letter was sent to Mayflower Wind late last month by Tiverton resident Greg Vespe, executive director of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association: The Rhode Island Saltwater … more
Whenever Sheriff Thomas Hodgson needs an infusion of media attention, or feels his job or popularity is at risk, he gloms  onto a person or issue that will satisfy his ego need, or as … more
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