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To the editor: Thank you to all the voters and supporters of my successful campaign for the Westport Board of Health. It was a great learning experience for me and I met a lot of wonderful people. … more
To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was … more
Dartmouth has a dog park, as do Portsmouth, Fall River and lots of towns all around. Tiverton and Westport don’t have dog parks yet but could and should. Unlike bike paths, which these towns … more
To the editor: When a long standing zoning ordinance is significantly changed you can be sure there will be "winners" and "losers.”  A transfer of wealth from one class of taxpayer to another … more
So you have made the hummingbird syrup/nectar (1 cup sugar to 4 cups water boiled)? And filled the feeder to greet the weary travelers? Good for you! I love this time of year as almost every … more
To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing … more
With great enthusiasm, Town Meeting voters in Westport approved an ‘agri-tourism’ measure a couple of years back that would allow all sorts of fun on farms. They did it because farmers say … more
At least one local farm has signed on to the trend of calling the beef and other meats it sells “proteins.” No, these are living creatures — born, raised and slaughtered to feed us. We need … more
To the editor: ‘The Curious Case of Weatherlow Farms’ has the makings of a mystery novel that promises to unfold further at next Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen Public Hearing — set for 6 … more
To the editor: Late afternoon on Monday I was at the Westport Police Department discussing a problem with Lt. Holden, who had gone out of his way to help me. Thank you, Lt. Holden!   As we … more
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