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Profiles in farming: The garden of Eva

Eva Sommaripa’s farm is hidden in South Dartmouth but her name is known all around Westport — and just about every restaurant kitchen in Boston. Eva’s Garden has attracted many …
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Crematorium planned for north Tiverton
The Tiverton Planning Board is expected to conduct a preliminary plan review next week of a proposal for construction of a 2,960 … Read More
A Christmas (tree) story in Westport
Not too many Christmas trees reach the height of a five-story building, but after nurturing theirs for 25 holiday seasons, a Drift … Read More
Portsmouth Abbey girls lose to Cushing Academy in finals
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey’s girls’ volleyball team’s fine season came to an end on Sunday, when it was defeated 3-1 by … Read More
Westport land trust granted conservation restriction on Drift Road
The owner of a 24-acre parcel at 333 Drift Road has donated a conservation restriction to the Westport Land Conservation Trust, … Read More
Mayflower Wind's economic viability in question
An offshore wind farm developer seeking to run electric transmission cables under the Sakonnet River, through Island Park in … Read More
Ravens crush Beaver Country Day 3-0 in New England tourney 
The Portsmouth Abbey volleyball team crushed Beaver Country Day 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-8) in a home quarterfinals match during the New … Read More
Obituaries
John E. Bettencourt, Sr., 99, Dartmouth John Eugene Bettencourt, 99, of Dartmouth, passed away late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt. Born and raised in Dartmouth on the …
Lee Gardner, 88 Lee Gardner played his last chukka Oct. 22, 2022. He lived a full 88 years, leaving behind his wife, Polly, and four beautiful daughters. He was an animal lover, bird lover, a botanist, biologist, …
Nancy M. Dawson, Westport Nancy M. Dawson, 82, of Westport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was the loving wife of Alec B. Dawson, OBE, and mother of Bruce S Dawson, David A. …
Helen M. Whipple, 90, Tiverton Helen M. (Phillips) Whipple, 90, of Tiverton, formerly of Westport, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late William D. Whipple. Mrs. Whipple was …

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