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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 Pine Hill Road. Featured will be the sort of fun and food that …
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
Westport Police hit driver with third OUI charge
WESTPORT — Calls from several motorists came in to Westport Police at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, regarding a red Ford … Read More
Westport's Prestige Auto seeks to consolidate
The Planning Board last week granted Prestige Auto’s request to use crushed stone rather than asphalt for a 111-vehicle parking lot … Read More
Smoke shop sold vaping products to children, Westport Police say
Westport Police investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday at Cedars Smoke and Vape, 35 State Road, to seize surveillance video … Read More
Rough go for Russell Street (Westport) car lot
A Route 6 used car lot that apparently lacks permits and a plan, was told to go back and do its homework if it expects relief from the … Read More
East Bay Social
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, …
Trending Stories
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, …
Westport Health Notes — Septic systems: News, loans, new rules 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, …
Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of …
Editorial: Grinnell’s Beach — Great job! Just a few years ago, a gas station dominated the view over Grinnell’s Beach, Tiverton’s most visible stretch of shoreline. The remnants of what was once Stone Bridge had collapsed in on …
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