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Audubon and volunteers collect osprey for long journey to Illinois

Born on the Westport River, a dozen young osprey took flight recently — in a plane — and landed at their new home in Illinois. There it is hoped that they will help launch an osprey …
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The sound of (near) silence — Tim’s Lawn Care goes electric
WESTPORT — Ah, the sweet sounds of summer — birds chirping, children at play and the Friday evening din of the lawn care … Read More
Little Compton Police: Drug arrest, filming vehicles
Tuesday, July 13 At 9:30 am, a wallet found on West Main Road was dropped off at the station. Police stood by to keep the peace … Read More
Tiverton Police:  Many fireworks complaints, hazardous substance
Tuesday, June 29 At 6:59 am, a Lake Road resident called to report that his house had been broken into overnight. Police and … Read More
After 5 decades in journalism, Bruce Burdett's hanging up his notebook
When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out … Read More
Tiverton man charged with child molestation after missing Pennsylvania girl found
TIVERTON — A Tiverton man faces a charge of first degree child molestation sexual assault after a missing Pennsylvania girl was … Read More
Tiverton Police: DUI charged after car crashes into woods
Sunday, June 20 At 5:03 am, police and rescue responded to the corner of Canonicus Street and Bottom Street for a hit and run crash … Read More

Alberta M. Lavoie, 88, Westport Alberta M. (Sylvia) Lavoie, 88, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Carvalho Grove Health and Rehabilitation in Fall River.  She was the wife of Fernand U. Lavoie. Born in …
Sophie T. Zembo, 96, Westport Sophie T. (Pitera) Zembo of Westport passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at home in her 96th year surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Louis Zembo to whom she was married for …
James K. Feeney, 85, Westport James K. “Jim” Feeney, 85, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Westport, Mass., died on July 2 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jim was born in Fargo, ND, the youngest of four boys of …

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