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Gravestone restorers win award in Westport

It was so overgrown, many of the neighbors didn’t even know there was a cemetery back there — time had erased many outward signs and as it was, the small family plot was only about 1,200 …
DEM hears objections, support on SouthCoast cable route
PORTSMOUTH — Nearly three dozen people on both sides of the offshore wind debate offered their two cents to the R.I. Department of … Read More
Army corps would dump Westport dredge spoils off Horseneck
The head of the Westport Beach Committee wants the US Army Corps of Engineers to come to Westport to explain its plan to dredge the … Read More
Westport Middle High gets first accreditation report
For the first time in its short life, Westport’s new Middle High School has a blueprint to follow toward accreditation with the New … Read More
Westport girls' hoops gain 5th seed in D-5 tourney
The Westport girls basketball team is playoff bound after crushing Cape Cod Academy 60-30 on Tuesday and dominating Fairhaven 56-16 on … Read More
Ouellette seeks to replace Schmid in Eighth District
Westport Select Board member Steven Ouellette has pulled nomination papers in his bid to take over the seat of Eighth District … Read More
Plan would give Westport schools $22 million
Westport Community Schools will receive slightly more than $22 million this coming year, if a budget plan sent off to the finance … Read More
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Tiny parade, huge day in Adamsville

Chuck Kinnane loves organizing the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade , which this year runs Sunday, March 17 in Adamsville. But his wife jokes that it's all she ever hears about. …

Tiverton student keeps teen’s memory alive

Thomas Harrington was only 19 when he died this past May after a decade-long battle with Ewing Sarcoma. But in his final years, the Little Compton resident accomplished things many can only dream of …

In Westport, echoes of a rebellion

They began on the other side of the world, but the mass protests over women’s rights that began in Iran a year ago continue to echo across the globe. Those reverberations reach Westport late …
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Obituaries
Irene Ackerman Irene Ann Ackerman, 85, of Roosevelt Drive, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at Dawn Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Frank Edward Ackerman. Born in Warren, Rhode Island,
Paul Cimbron Warren|Paul S. Cimbron, 69, of Warren, RI passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Anibal and Dolores (Shovelton) Cimbron and the beloved husband of
Armand DeBlois Jr. Warren|Armand J. DeBlois Jr., 79, of Warren, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 after a long illness. A son of the late Armand J. DeBlois Sr. and Andrea (Qui
Sports
Wildcats lose to Blue Hills 57-38 on senior night The Westport basketball team celebrated senior night then fell to Blue Hills 57-38 on their final game of the season on Friday night. Seniors Fotis Machairas, Chris Duarte, Anthony Raposa, Nick …
Holden reaches milestone as Wildcats trample Avon 58-22 Korynne Holden scored her 1000th point as the Westport girls’ basketball team trampled Avon 58-22 in a league home game on Friday night. Holden, the Wildcats’ senior point guard, …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024 inductees The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of …
Boudria hits milestone in Wildcats 62-54 loss to Fairhaven Junior Owen Boudria scored the 1000th point of his career in the fourth quarter of the Westport Basketball team’s 62-54 loss to Fairhaven in a non-league home game on Friday night. The athletic …
Opinion
Letter: Stop threatening cuts — right Westport's financial ship

The February 15th Shorelines front page article on the Westport five-year financial plan was detailed and listed eigh spending categories where savings might be available. Unfortunately no …

Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Numbers tell the tale of our foundering economy

In the January 25, 2024 Shorelines Opinion Section, Mr. Clay Commons offers examples to show how well our economy is functioning and requests countering information. He explicitly states …

To the editor: Where’s the accountability at DOT?

So, according to the current RIDOT deputy chief engineer, the Washington Bridge failures “might” have pre-existed, but no one had noticed this until recently. It was actually an …

Letter: Give us real figures on cost of Route 6 sewer, water

Last year Westport town officials wanted a $3 million override. Now we have a $31 million sewer project without financing costs. Not including financing costs is the first of several financial …

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