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Westport Board of Health patches budget leaks

When last the Board of Health and Finance Committee met, things went badly. There alone to represent the BOH, Matt Armendo reported that money had run out, the BOH wouldn’t be able make payroll …
Goose continues slow recovery from arrow wound
The condition of “Pierce,” the Canada goose shot by an arrow (possibly in the vicinity of the Bourne Mill Apartments in north … Read More
Harkins won’t seek recount in close Westport Board of Health race
WESTPORT — Bill Harkins said Thursday afternoon that he will not seek a recount after all of the close election race for Westport … Read More
Tiverton Police: Don’t donate to questionable beekeeper ‘victim’
Tiverton police are cautioning people against giving money to an on-line fundraiser until they can learn more about a Facebook report … Read More
Ryden wins Westport BOH; voters call for appointed treasurer
In perhaps the day’s most closely watched election contest, Westport Board of Health candidate Tanja Ryden beat incumbent William … Read More
Westport farm’s liquor license bid draws fire
It already has permission to host weddings and other events, it gets liquor licenses on a per-event basis, and now Weatherlow Farms on … Read More
Budgeteers chop Tiverton school request
TIVERTON — After an acrimonious meeting in Tiverton Town Hall last Thursday, the eleven-member town budget committee, on which the … Read More
Obituaries
Peter D. Tripp, formerly of Westport Peter Dennett Tripp passed away on April 4, 2019, in Modesto, California, where he had lived for the last 52 years. He was born July 1, 1932 in Fall River, the son of Alice and Borden Tripp of …
Jerald R. Greenhalgh, 76, Westport Jerald R. Greenhalgh, 76, of Westport, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at Catholic Memorial Home after a long illness.  He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Michaud) Greenhalgh. Born in Fall …
Legal Notices
Westport Legal Notices – April 18, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the Westport Shorelines on April 18, 2019.

Westport Legal Notices – April 4, 2019

Westport Legal Notices – Sept. 27, 2018

Sports
Young Westport sharpshooter was perfect when it counted Bailey Howell admits she was a little down when she woke up the morning of Sunday, March 24. The previous day, she had competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in Portland, Maine. Bailey …
Tigers triumph at cheerleading states again The state champion Tiverton cheerleaders pose for a team photo after their Rhode Island Small Division victory Saturday. Front row from left are Juliana Manousos, Mackenzie Galhardo, Charline Silva, …
Clutch Westport shooting holds off hard-charging Nantucket The road (and ferry) warrior Westport girls basketball team scored an upset playoff victory over Nantucket late Wednesday afternoon as a snowstorm approached. The 13-seed Wildcats beat the 4-seed …
Westport girls score playoff upset on Nantucket In a game moved up a couple hours because of the threat of snow, the underdog Westport girls basketball team scored a playoff victory over Nantucket late Wednesday afternoon. The 13-seed Wildcats …
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Opinion
Editorial: Ray Jones Dog Park — fine idea 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 …
Letter: Solar projects unfairly penalize those who live nearby 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 …
Letter: Seems we’re treated to fresh blooms every day now 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 …
Letter: These labor bills would cost taxpayers dearly 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 …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.