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Senior class of 50 graduates from St. Mary Academy-Bay View

St. Mary Academy-Bay View celebrated its 148th commencement as 50 young women from across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts received their diplomas as members of the Class of 2024 at the …
Westport couple thrilled at basking shark encounter
Pelagic activity off the New England coast has been off the charts this late Spring, and a Westport couple got a firsthand view of it … Read More
Westport school brass on the move this summer
CUT-SCHOOL CREDIT Ted Hayes The old Westport High School has served as administrative offices for Westport Community Schools … Read More
Cow escapes from Westport slaughterhouse
A cow that just did not want to be at the Meatworks slaughterhouse escaped from the State Road facility last Wednesday, leading … Read More
Westport planners OK marijuana store permit
Provided he negotiates a host agreement with the Westport Select Board, an Uxbridge man has almost all he needs to open Westport’s … Read More
Westport asks: What do you think of STRs?
Five weeks after voters at Town Meeting rejected a warrant article that would officially legalize and regulate Short Term Rentals … Read More
A home, at last, in Westport
Average home prices in Massachusetts are headed through the roof, costing countless working families the chance to stay in the town … Read More
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Town Meeting demystified Wednesday evening

Confused about Westport’s Town Meeting? How it works, the process and procedure, and more? On Wednesday evening, Westport middle schoolers become the teachers. The eighth grade class will …

Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …
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Obituaries
Paul Borges Bristol|Paul Vincent Borges, 77, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marie (Benevides) Borges for
Frank Joslin III Frank R. "Richard" Joslin, III, 68, of Portsmouth, RI, formerly of Tiverton, RI, passed away on June 11, 2024 in the Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Fra
Justin Perry Justin Perry, 50, of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at his residence. Born in Providence, RI, he grew up in Warren, RI. He was the beloved son of Bernadette Perry
Sports
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Baseball, tennis teams make playoffs, softball awaits fate The Westport baseball and softball teams finished up their regular seasons and now wait for to learn their tournament fates.  The baseball team beat South Shore 3-2 on Friday and …
Playoffs in reach as Wildcats wallop South Shore 15-3 Makayla Grace struck out 9 and Jayda Pequita homered and drove in 4 runs as the Wildcats walloped South Shore 15-3, in a non-league home game on Tuesday afternoon. Westport improved their overall record to 6-8 with a power ranking of 33 in Division 5, as they fight for a playoff spot with four games left to play in the regular season.
Tennis team continues to struggle, loses to Durfee 3-2 It’s been a tough start to the season for the Westport girls tennis team, who lost a close 3-2 match to Durfee on Monday for their seventh loss in a row. The team is currently 1-7. Their lone …
Opinion
Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

Letter: Transparency is crucial as wind farm plan moves forward

Note: This letter was sent to members of the Westport Select Board, and other officials in Westport, by the newly-formed Protect Our Westport Waters (POWW) group: "Openness and transparency" are …

Letter: Town needs to compel voters, lay out budgetary facts

I think that the Westport Select Board has a serious challenge before it. The board needs to publicly address the effect of the failure of the override last year. Both the board and the private …

Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: Article sounds like it was written by a man suing the town

Article sounds like it was written by a man suing the town     Editor's note: The Shorelines article referred to in this letter was published last week and was a summation of …

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