Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 …
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Westport Police host drug take-back event

Westport Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold a Prescription Drug Take-Back event at the Westport Police Sub-Station located on the side of Cumberland Farms, 596 …

Event to celebrate film ‘The Passing Season’ — filmed in Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON — Feature film “The Passing Season,” shot mostly in Little Compton, the hometown of director Gabriel Long, will be celebrated at Aurora Providence with a special screening and …

Crowd visits Tiverton casino site in woods

[Updated] TIVERTON — An official site visit by the Tiverton Planning Board to the future Twin River Casino location in north Tiverton Saturday afternoon drew a crowd of 66 town officials and members of the public, that descended into the woods over a stone and gravel construction road to see what was there.

Tiverton ends contract with town planner

TIVERTON — Marc Rousseau, who has served as town planner since February 2015, is leaving town service effective April 28. The Town Council, following an executive session on April 12, …

Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …
Obituaries
John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on April 17, 2017, at his home in Westport. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Celeste, his four …

Elizabeth A. Thompson, 90, Little Compton

Armand Trepanier, 89, Westport

Ray L. Hurd, 90, Westport

Rev. Dr. Richard D. Aubin-Fischer, 78, Westport

Richmond T. “Dick” Leeson, 81, South Dartmouth

Virginia A. Covel-Maltais, 77, formerly of Westport

Doris M. Hookey, 92, Westport

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

Lady Wildcats 8th grade guard Laura Mendell scored a team-high 23 points in leading Westport over Diman 58-47 in a Division 4 South playoff game on Friday night. Mendell who had only 2 points in the …

Westport girls win playoff opener against Cape Cod Academy

Westport boys bow in playoff opener

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

Westport girls build 30-1 lead in lopsided win

Things to Do
An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of …

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Editorial: Animal cruelty — Change comes slowly

Letter: Tree buds, hummingbirds — Spring at last!

Letter: For osprey females, a near-motionless month begins

Letter: Vote showed that Westport wants fair, responsible governance

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