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Letter: Westport treasurer rewarded with raises for work undone

To the editor: I arrived early for the December 4th Special Town Meeting regarding problems within the Westport Treasury Department. It proved to be a fortunate decision in that I learned from …
Westport town treasurer: Alarm sounds again
Efforts to train the town treasurer and avoid future fiscal crises of the sort discovered last fall appear to be going nowhere, … Read More
Bishop Connolly sinks Westport, 59-44
The Westport basketball team lost their second game to top seeded Bishop Connolly 59-44 in Fall River on Friday night. The loss … Read More
Westport's A.S. Deams to close its doors
WESTPORT — Twenty years ago after Sally Schimmel and Anne Frechette began selling women’s clothing and fine gifts from a shop they … Read More
From Westport schools to Hollywood’s threshold
From elementary school to Westport High School School, Verity Branco’s passion has been her love of acting. After high school … Read More
Westport girls come up short against West Bridgewater, 45-43
The Westport girls basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to West Bridgewater 45-43 during a home game on Wednesday … Read More
Solar future seen for Westport sand pit
A large sand and gravel operation uphill from the Head of Westport, that once angered neighbors with its big trucks and dust, may … Read More
Obituaries
William T. Reed, Jr., 74, Westport William T. Reed, Jr., 74, of Westport, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Heather (Heath) Reed.  Born in Baltimore, …
Carolyn Hirsch, 88, of Foxborough Carolyn (Norgren) Hirsch, age 88, entered into rest peacefully at home with her family on Feb. 5, 2019. She was the wife of Ernest G. Hirsch, to whom she had been married for 61 years. Born in …
Olive M. Eva, 101, Tiverton Olive M. (Teiseira) Eva, 101, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, in Saint Elizabeth’s Manor. She was the wife of the late Richard James Eva. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late Manuel and …
Joseph L. Keith III, 86, Westport Joseph Leland Keith, III, 86, a man of great character and a character of a man, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. “Joe” was always ready to offer a kind word, helping hand …
Sports
Hardworking Wildcats lose to Bishop Connolly 59-42 The Westport band blared “Crazy Train” creating a party atmosphere for the big crowd, cheerleaders and Westport basketball team as they tied the game early in the second period and held a lead in …
Westport boys prevail over West Bridgewater, 62-53 It’s a fierce rivalry that never fails to disappoint, and in their latest battle this past Friday, Jan. 4, the Westport boys’ varsity basketball team was able to defeat West …
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. …
Despite being age and height challenged, Wildcats aim for state tournament The young Wildcat girls basketball team isn’t getting any older this year. The team is bringing back just three starters, sophomore forward Jess Carney and eighth grade guards Leah Sylvain and …
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Opinion
Letter: Little Compton considering million dollar school officer To the editor: 

We are lucky to have a small community school in Little Compton; schools are the center of a good and thoughtful society.  I was extremely surprised to read in the school …
Letter: New words to describe our strange weather To the editor: Well I don’t know about you, but the weatherman has introduced me to new words about the weather. Before 2004 I used the word “tidal wave” but after the horrific one in …
Letter: Westport rally was inspirational moment for church To the editor: Houston, we have a problem! And the response to that comment was, “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.” And with these words, Bishop …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …

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