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Westport teams beat up Bishop Connolly

The Westport girls basketball team steamrolled Bishop Connolly 49-14 in Fall River on Wednesday after losing their second game of the season to Somerset Berkley 67-49 in a non league away game on …
Westport high schoolers collecting prom gowns and tuxes
It may be a rite of passage, but junior and senior prom can get expensive. A group of Westport High School students hope to ease the … Read More
Brodeur, Morotti score 40 points as Wildcats demolish Avon 59-40
Hunter Brodeur scored 21 points and Max Morotti netted 19 as the Westport basketball team pasted Avon 59-40 in a MAC league home game … Read More
Sylvain scores 15 points as Wildcats squash Avon 48-11
Leah Sylvain scored 15 points as Westport girls basketball team improved to 10-1 after squashing Avon 48-11 in a MAC league away game … Read More
Westport police logs: Two charged with DUI following stops
  Wednesday, Jan. 18 Police investigated a report of a suspicious person on Perseverance Lane after getting a 911 call at … Read More
'World's shortest' St. Patrick's Day parade returns
Save Saturday, March 18 on your calendar — this could only take a few minutes. The "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" is … Read More
Two offshore wind forums scheduled in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The CFP Arts Wellness Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, is the site for two upcoming information forums on the … Read More
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Westport's new middle high school open for tours Saturday

If you haven't taken a tour through Westport's new Middle High School, Saturday's a good chance. The cutting edge school, which opened in September 2021, is now firing on all cylinders, with much …

Panoramas show a Westport long gone, on a grand scale

A new exhibition featuring 22 historical panoramic views of Westport opens Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Westport Free Public Library, presenting astonishing expansive visions of the landscape as well as …

Westport kicks off the holiday season Sunday

Westport's holiday season officially begins late Sunday afternoon, when the Westport Recreation Department and Westport Land Conservation Trust join at the trust's home base, Westport Woods, at 573 …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Joan DeBella Joan (Knox) DeBella, of Mansfield CT, beloved wife of Donald J. DeBella, passed away on January 30, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born in Providence, RI on May 19, 1938, daughter of the late Rob
RoseMarie Smith RoseMarie Smith died peacefully on February 1st, 2023 surrounded by family at the Sullivan County nursing Home in Unity, NH. She was 78. She was born on March 12, 1944 to Rose Mildred Ballou Smith &
James Durkin 59, formerly of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Friday January 27, 2023 in Studio City, CA. Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of William T. Durkin of Barrington and the late Anne M. (Deakin) Durkin,
Brodeur and Morotti power Wildcats past Avon 59-40 Hunter Brodeur scored 21 points and Max Morotti netted 19 as Westport pasted Avon 59-40 in a MAC league home game Friday night. The Wildcats have won four straight and seven of their last eight as …
Brodeur scores 50 in wins over Atlantis Charter, Holbrook The Westport basketball team came back to sink Atlantis Charter School 66-62 on Monday and crushed Holbrook 74-57 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to three games as they improve their …
Wildcats return to pulverizing their opponents The Westport girls basketball team returned to pulverizing their opponents after losing a close contest to West Bridgewater last Friday. The captains combined for 45 points as the Wildcats clobbered …
Boudria scores 23 as Wildcats sink West Bridgewater 48-45 Owen Boudria scored 23 points as the Wildcats came back to beat West Bridgewater 48-45 in their first league game of the season in a packed gymnasium on Friday night. Westport improved their record …
Letter: Why can't Westport give Paul Cuffe his due?

I write this on January 17th, the 264th anniversary of Paul Cuffe’s birth and one day after the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day. Both these men led heroic lives devoted to educational …

Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

Letter: What you need to know about Mass DEP nitrogen regs

The Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed regulations to restore nitrogen impaired estuaries in Westport as well as Cape Cod, the Islands and the Southcoast. There has been a lot …

Commentary: Study land routes for massive Mayflower Wind cables

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the chief officer of the Environment Branch for Renewable Energy at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sterling, Va. It was titled: “An open …

Letter: Shame on Abbott for his Christmas stunt

To the editor: News Item…Gov. Greg Abbott sends bus loads of migrants to V.P.’s home during record cold snap… Would someone please attempt to explain to me why sending …

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