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Incumbents prevail in Westport elections

WESTPORT — Incumbents were all winners in Westport’s local elections held Tuesday. For Board of Selectmen, with two seats available, incumbents Ann Boxler and Richard Brewer won by …
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On a mission to save Walt’s Farm in Westport
Submitted by the Westport Land Conservation Trust ... The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is partnering with the Town of … Read More
Underclassmen fuel Wildcats to three straight 
The Westport girls soccer team has won three straight games to boost their record to 3-2 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The … Read More
Opponents urge rejection of Westport cell tower
Another debate, this one over three hours long, over a proposed AT&T … Read More
Tiverton Police: Neighbor issues, dog left behind
Wednesday, March 17 At 9:24 am, police were called about a fence issue on Grinnell Avenue. An attempted break-in was reported at … Read More
Westport man arrested for threatening another with a loaded gun
A 23-year-old Westport man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly brandishing a pistol and threatening another man inside … Read More
Little Compton Police: Numerous accidental 911 calls
Monday, March 29 A resident called at 2:53 pm to report that a family member had received a Medicare scam phone call. At 4:14 … Read More

Benjamin White III, Westport Benjamin (Terry) Vroom White III, died peacefully at home after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth (Poo) White; his siblings, …
Edward C. Foster Jr., 92, Riverside Edward C. Foster Jr., 92, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on March 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Possner) Foster. Born in Providence, the son of the late Edward …
Dr. Jacqueline A. Zubeck, Westport Dr. Jacqueline A. Zubeck of Nyack, New York, and Westport, Massachusetts, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021.  The wife of Warren K. Barker, she died at home in Westport where she had carefully …

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