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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 second recreational use marijuana store on State Road. …
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
Assembly passes e-bike regulations – Yes to some, no to others
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly voted on Thursday, June 6, to approve legislation from East Bay Rep. Jennifer Boylan and Sen. Dawn … Read More
Grants will help Westport FD get the word out
The Westport Fire Department has been awarded more than $8,000 in grants to help elderly and disabled citizens, as well as educate the … Read More
Westport motorcyclist killed in Tiverton accident
Westport is mourning the loss of a well-known resident killed in a motorcycle accident on Route 24 Sunday evening. Michael Lees, … Read More
Westport renters in limbo after STR vote failure
One month after voters at Town Meeting rejected zoning amendments that would have legalized Short Term Rentals (STRs), Westport … 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
Marie Perry Marie Elizabeth Perry (Liz) died on Mother's Day, May 12th, 2024 at the age of 94. Liz, Mom, Mimi, Lizzie, Grammy Liz, was a resident at The Lodges Care Center in Springvale, Maine. She was a person t
Dolores Bisbano Dolores "Dee" Bisbano, 87, of Viking Drive, passed away on June 9, 2024, at home. She was the wife of the late Richard Bisbano. Born in Somerset, MA, she was the daughter of the late Virginio C. and
Richard Jones Obituary for Richard E Jones Richard E. Jones, aged 91, of Barrington, Rhode Island, passed away on June 10, 2024, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on October 12, 1932, in Worcester,
Sports
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 …
Finglas mows down Wareham 5-1, Baseball team wins 3 straight Westport junior Luke Finglas mowed down Wareham hitters in the Westport baseball team’s 5-1 victory in an away game on Thursday afternoon. The win was the Wildcats third straight as they …
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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