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The Board of Selectmen opened last week’s meeting by honoring Anthony ‘Tony’ Connors “for his contributions to the Town of Westport.” Mr. Connors, who is president of the Westport … more
WESTPORT — The victim of last week’s hit and run incident in Westport has died at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained.  Stephanie Tripp, of Fall River, was 30 years … more
The National Volunteer Fire Council has announced that the Westport Fire Department will receive the 2019 Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award. This national award, sponsored by … more
WESTPORT — After further investigation this week, investigators have been able to discern the type of vehicle likely involved in a near-fatal hit and run, which occurred Tuesday evening in Westport, Bristol … more
The Westport Cultural Council has announced the winners of financial grants to organizations which it feels most strongly promote community oriented arts, humanities and science, and will support … more
WRWA study suggests other causes to blame for marsh collapse By Bruce Burdett It remains bad for the waterway, but nitrogen overload may not be the culprit that is causing marshes to collapse … more
NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police announced additional troopers will be assigned to focus on enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws as part of the national Click It or … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — On a recent Friday morning in East Providence Career and Technical Center, Chef Bill Walker is in good spirits. For the last two weeks he had been battling with his guitar, … more
Westport police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to a hit and run that occurred Tuesday evening on Old Bedford Road in Westport, and left a 30-year-old Fall River woman … more
After some initial misgivings, the Planning Board last week approved changing the name of Allen Way in Westport to Lars Way. The request came from Lars Salomonsen, a Tiverton resident who recently … more
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