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Heat is on the menu as Quahog Fest comes to Warren this weekend

Get ready for a hot one. The 37th annual Warren Quahog, Seafood and Arts Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street. It's predicted to be the hottest …
Westport Fair offers old-time summer fun
The Westport Fair opens its gates for the 63rd summer this Wednesday, July 17, to Sunday, July 21 at the Westport Fairgrounds, 200 … Read More
Man survives plunge inside Westport's Gooseberry tower
His attempt to solo climb the perilous interior of a Gooseberry Island World War II gunnery spotting tower ended most painfully for a … Read More
Fatal crash involved stolen motorcycle, Westport Police say
WESTPORT — The driver killed on Route 177 in Westport Saturday morning was driving a stolen motorcycle at a high rate of speed in … Read More
Fall River man held in wake of Westport house break
On June 22, at approximately 8:36 p.m., the Westport Police Department received a phone call from a resident at 222 Blossom Road … Read More
After pay cut, Westport treasurer offers to quit early
WESTPORT — Facing a big pay cut delivered to him by Town Meeting voters, embattled town Treasurer Brad Brightman has proposed a plan … Read More
Selectman's challenge to Westport Harbor parking ban draws fire
WESTPORT — Selectman Bran Valcourt’s challenge to what he said is a ban on parking anywhere in the Westport Harbor area found no … Read More
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Obituaries
Stanley M. Gwozdz, 90, Westport Stanley M. Gwozdz, 90, of Westport, died Monday, July 8, 2019 at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy R. (Vincent) Gwozdz; they had been married for 67 …
Rosemarie Souza, 87, Westport Rosemarie (Silvia) Souza, 87, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Souza. Mrs. Souza was born in Fall River, …
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Sports
Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs down the LG OLED Black Demons, 47-6, in Spanish Bowl XXV, the …
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, …
Opinion
Letter: Are roads just roads? Tiverton's tell tales To the editor: Born the son of a professional diplomat, I moved with my parents to the United States ( Washington, D.C.) in Nov. 1953.  My father’s work trips from D.C. took him to every corner …
Editorial: Cut our sports?! Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and …
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …
Legal Notices
Westport Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Westport Shorelines on July 11, 2019.
Westport Legal Notices – June 27, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Westport Shorlines on June 27, 2019.
Westport Legal Notices – June 20, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in Westport Shorlines on June 20, 2019.

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