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Westport police charged man with OUI, negligent driving

Monday, May 2 Police checked a D Drive residence after receiving a burglar alarm alert just after 10:30 a.m. A 911 caller reported a car accident on State Road at 12:29 p.m. Medical …
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Westport needs more summer lifeguards
The weather is getting warmer and Cherry & Webb Beach will be officially open soon. The only thing missing is hot beach weather, … Read More
Westport reduces solar array farm size
Prospective solar farm operators in Westport will have less room to work with in the future, after voters at Town Meeting earlier this … Read More
What a gig — Youth Westport rowers head to Connecticut
Five young rowers from Westport took part in a first Saturday — an open water race hosted by the Sound School in New Haven, Ct. … Read More
Guide dog training – learning as they go
1 Perky Nellissen and 8-month-old Ziti pose together at their Little Compton home. Nellissen and Ziti are both going through guide … Read More
Westport Land Conservation Trust turns 50
Few private organizations have had as big an impact on Westport's way of life as the Westport Land Conservation Trust. Now, with 50 … Read More
Westport girls tennis loses hard fought match to Diman, 4-1
The Westport girls tennis team lost to Diman 4-1 in a hard fought home match on Wednesday afternoon. Three matches went three sets and … Read More
Stephen W. Patten, 61, Westport Stephen W. Patten, 61, died peacefully on May 9, 2022, in Westport, Mass., from brain cancer (glioblastoma), surrounded by family members. Steve was the son and firstborn of Clyde G. Patten …
Rene R. Parent, Westport After a long battle with asbestos lung disease, Rene Raymond Parent (“Cap”) of Westport passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving and caring family on May 4, 2022. …
Carolyn Columbia Cody, 97, Westport Carolyn Columbia Cody passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the age of 97. She was the wife of the late William P. Cody. Born at home in 1925 to Frank Peter Columbia and Amber Earle (Hammond) …
Robert D. “Pops” Erickson, 94, Westport Robert D. “Pops” Erickson, 94, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Georgianna (Carreiro) Erickson. Born …

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