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They'd hoped to open in November, but Shauna and Andrew Ferry were finally able to unlock the doors to Westport Dairy last week — and they were slammed. The dairy, on Gifford Road, is … more
Steven Michael Nemec, 67, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Jan. 21, 2022. He was born on Feb. 16, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Francis J. and Harriet Dione (Mobley) … more
Not far from where he founded the first racially integrated school in the country, students at Westport Elementary School paused the Friday before last to celebrate the 253rd birthday of Paul Cuffe, … more
Scientists still don't know what caused the death of a young female humpback whale that washed up in Little Compton's Church Cove earlier this month. But they hope to get answers in … more
Members of Westport's newly formed Climate Resilience Committee wasted no time during their first-ever meeting last Tuesday, spelling out what they want to accomplish, electing officers and voting to … more
To the editor: I have to wonder if Jack and Rita Parquette, authors of the Jan. 13 letter “Only those who support abortions should pay for them” have ever spent a year in … more
Jay Robert Carmichael of Westport, Mass.,, born in Fall River on April 11, 1942, passed away peacefully at St. Anne's Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, after courageously battling a long illness. … more
To the editor: Ever since the drastic reduction in state aid starting in 2008, Westport’s revenue growth has been outpaced by its expense growth, and thus, each year, the deficit problem … more
Nearly 100 people of all faiths, shapes, sizes, colors, denominations and persuasions came together at the Westport Friends Meeting House Sunday afternoon to stand together in love and tolerance, and … more
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