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Westport's own solar farm dedicated to Tony Connors

Westport is home to a host of solar farms these days with a bunch more in the works, but back when one was first envisioned for the summit of the town’s closed landfill, the concept was new …
Swift student-built bateaus take to Westport River
WESTPORT — WS Creamsicle and Liberty, a pair of sleek, speedy rowing bateaus, slipped into the water at the Head of Westport on … Read More
Westport Harbor’s roadside parking ban challenged
WESTPORT — A ban on roadside parking anywhere in the Westport Harbor area will get a second look in the wake of one property … Read More
Butterfly paradise at Westport school
A sea of purple has blossomed outside Macomber School and the butterflies are celebrating. “The butterfly gardens have grown in and … Read More
Westport man charged with sexual assault
Westport Police investigators arrested Aaron L Groves III, 62 of 1 Bluebird lane, Westport, on Tuesday, June 4, at approximately 11 … Read More
Neighbors object to Westport dance studio plan
Plans to build a dance studio off State Road drew opposition from most of the neighbors at last week’s Planning Board … Read More
Westport hit-and-run suspect turns himself in
WESTPORT — The 54-year-old Fall River man accused of a fatal hit-and-run incident on Old Bedford Road in Westport earlier this month … Read More
Obituaries
Janice Maynard, 91, formerly of Westport Janice (Braley) Maynard, 91, formerly of Westport and Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She was the loving widow of Norman B. Maynard. Born in New …
Mary D. Rousseau, 81, Westport Mary D. (Medeiros) Rousseau, 81, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Hope Hospice Philip Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Henri J. Rousseau. Mrs. Rousseau was born …
Sports
Young Westport sharpshooter was perfect when it counted Bailey Howell admits she was a little down when she woke up the morning of Sunday, March 24. The previous day, she had competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in Portland, Maine. Bailey …
Tigers triumph at cheerleading states again The state champion Tiverton cheerleaders pose for a team photo after their Rhode Island Small Division victory Saturday. Front row from left are Juliana Manousos, Mackenzie Galhardo, Charline Silva, …
Clutch Westport shooting holds off hard-charging Nantucket The road (and ferry) warrior Westport girls basketball team scored an upset playoff victory over Nantucket late Wednesday afternoon as a snowstorm approached. The 13-seed Wildcats beat the 4-seed …
Westport girls score playoff upset on Nantucket In a game moved up a couple hours because of the threat of snow, the underdog Westport girls basketball team scored a playoff victory over Nantucket late Wednesday afternoon. The 13-seed Wildcats …
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Opinion
Letter: Wild places, wildlife shoved aside in bid for solar profit To the editor: The best places for solar array installations are on the roofs of big box stores, in industrial park areas, or in abandoned parking lots — that is, on land we’ve already dug up, …
Letter: Take care — ’Tis the time that turtles cross the road To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From …
Editorial: Heavy handed solar plan There are good solar locations, like the the one at the closed Westport dump that was dedicated Tuesday, or a bigger one at the former Westport Stone and Sand. Then there’s the sort off Main …
Letter: Round Pond Association should re-think bicycle ban To the editor: I have just learned that the Round Pond Association has decided that, starting from June 15, cyclists will be banned from using Round Pond Road. The only exception will be Round …

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