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Spring is in the air, and so too are the noxious fumes and aural assault of overpowered lawn equipment. Bird song and children’s voices fill the air only to be abruptly halted by the roar of … more
I t’s not too early to sign up for one of the summer’s most popular fishing events. “We are thrilled that the Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament keeps growing. Last year … more
In 1934, a predatory dust storm carried windblown shards of the Great Plains over much of the nation. In Chicago, 12 million tons of dust fell. … more
Two weeks after voters at Town Meeting rejected a warrant article that would have legalized and regulated Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Westport, members of the Select Board warned Monday night that … more
For a few hours Monday, 15 Special Olympians from Westport got to leave everything behind and just focus on competing. Sophia Siddal was as competitive and driven as ever. Ethan Cabral and Ethan … more
After more than a year looking for solutions to Westport and Dartmouth’s deer overpopulation problem, one of the founders of a group formed to address the issue said this week that while there … more
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. more
The Westport Board of Health will sponsor “The Impact of Opioid Addiction on Individuals, Families, and Communities: A Public Health Crisis,” next Wednesday, May 22, in the middle high … more
Monday, May 6 A caller from Beeden Road reported larceny, forgery or fraud at 12:56 p.m. A State Road resident complained of harassment at 4:47 p.m. A 911 caller reported a disturbance … more
Barry, Westport’s newest member of the police force, isn’t your typical officer. He’s never clothed apart from a harness and sometimes, a little police cap. He doesn’t … more
Laurie Margolis, a 36-year-old advertising executive, and her mother, the highly respected physician, … more
A deeply moving book, “Hello Beautiful” focuses on the bond among the four close-knit Padavano sisters: the eldest Julia, the leader; … more
Where’s the bite? Anglers are reporting fish in freshwater ponds, and all the bays, with striped bass, bluefish and tautog all heating up. more
Owners of Short Term Rentals (STRs) could face cease and desist letters from the town following last week’s rejection of a warrant article that would have made them legal in Westport. The … more
Two initiatives that would have had wide-reaching ramifications in Westport were defeated by voters at last Tuesday’s Financial Town Meeting. Meanwhile, residents agreed to give a new source of … more
A healing sanctuary during a time of great trouble in the world. A place where inspiration lies in massive majestic vistas and small encounters. And a place of mystery at the edge of the ocean. … more
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 … more
With grants and donations in hand, members of the Westport Recreation Department will soon install a modern, nautical-themed playground to replace the aging structure near the Town Hall Annex built … more
A Westport man was ordered held without bail after police said he broke into a Reed Road home and assaulted a woman early Sunday morning. Tyson C. Cleaves, 48, of 123 Reed Road, faces charges of … more
Westport come up with a draft interim policy designed to help East Beach property owners as much as possible, while still maintaining the integrity of East Beach Road, when damaging storms hit the … more
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 … more
A friendly rivalry that has been brewing for months ended at lunchtime Saturday when judges who sipped, slurped (and god forbid, salted) several iterations of Portuguese Soup handed a trophy, and … more
The great news is that the striped bass are here on their spring migration north. I caught a 30” fish in Greenwich Bay Saturday in front of Buttonwoods, Warwick, with a Yo-Zuri Cystal minnow … more
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