Chief Marshal McDermott to lead Westport 4th parade

If it’s not too much to ask of Mother Nature, a day just like last July 4 would be mighty nice, say organizers of Westport’s annual Fourth of July Parade. The Parade steps off Tuesday at 10 …
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A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

Quahogger frees tangled turtle in upper bay

Rob Russo was quahogging near Ohio Ledge (roughly between Colt State Park and Warwick Neck) last Tuesday when he came upon a large sea turtle apparently tangled in a buoy line. He posted an …

Off the Market: Homes sold in towns around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 19 Oak Grove Ave — $409,000 29 Commonwealth Ave — $215,000 9 Fairview Circle — …

Tiverton settles for $40K over school bus incident

TIVERTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island announced Tuesday the settlement of a federal lawsuit against Tiverton police and school officials “over a 2014 incident in which an …
Alvin W. Tripp, 92, Westport

Alvin W. Tripp, 92, of Westport, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford. He was the husband of Arline M. (Wordell) Tripp, to whom he was married since 1948. Born in …

John C. (Junior) Silvia, 78, Westport

Richard H. Wordell, 89, Westport

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Walton H. Earle, 82, of Westport

Arnold D. Tripp, 96, Westport

David Ferreira, 90, Westport

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

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Westport's baseball playoff run ends at Mashpee

Westport (14-6 regular season) got off to a quick start Wednesday against top-seed Mashpee (18-2 regular season) but in the end the eighth seeded Wildcats’ playoff run was put to an end with a 10-6 …

Westport's six-run fourth provides playoff opening win

Bourne ousts Westport girls tennis from playoffs

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

Lady Wildcats slay Diman 58-47, move on to semis

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Allens Pond offers osprey experience

Mass Audubon's Allens Pond Wildlife sanctuary invites the public to an immersive field school experience at our sanctuary. This all-day session focuses on the vibrant population of migratory osprey, …

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport — new exhibit

Westport scouting Touch-a-Truck returns Sunday, June 11

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

Letter: Join us July 4 to celebrate true spirit of Independence Day

To the editor: I would like to invite the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4 is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and …

Letter: Westport Beach Committee punishes all for actions of a few

Letter: Gorsuch appointment a sad setback for Supreme Court

Letter: No more sunsets spent on Westport’s beaches

Letter: After Comey firing, time again for ‘Winter Soldier'

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