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A long-time professional mariner who lives with his wife aboard a boat at Tripp's has been named a new part time assistant harbormaster and deputy shellfish warden. Douglas Murphy was unanimously … more
Westport has not had a town planner since last summer, but help may soon be on the way. Planning board chairman James Whitin was expected to meet with Town Administrator James Hartnett to go over … more
Gas prices are hurting everyone, and the Town of Westport is no exception. Town Administrator James Hartnett told the Select Board last Tuesday evening that with fuel prices rising 54 percent … more
Tuesday, June 21 Police investigated a suspicious car on Old Bedford Road at 1:36 a.m. Liliana Paige Vegnani-McArdle, 24, of 55 Boutwell St., Dorchester, Ma., was charged with various motor … more
He won't be there in person, but Eddie "Fast Eddie" Beaulieu will be on the minds of many marchers when Westport holds its annual Fourth of July parade Monday morning. Beaulieu, who is 106 years … more
The Westport Historical Society invites families to explore the new woolly mammoth StoryWalk along the Handy House Heritage trail. The StoryWalk features the children’s book “Wild and … more
Kate Galop, the pastor of the Westport Point United Methodist Church for the past six years, led her final service Sunday and is headed to a new assignment at Faith United Methodist Church in … more
  The Supreme Court’s ruling today, which overturned Roe v. Wade, is nothing less than a shameful, sweeping, politically-driven decision that will have life-altering, and indeed, … more
Westport resident Joe Moniz has made learning a trade the law in his household. The last seven of his 10 children have gone to Diman Regional Vocational Technical and his youngest, Gloria, an … more
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