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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 themselves a week ago Sunday, when they saw no fewer than seven … more
CUT-SCHOOL CREDIT Ted Hayes The old Westport High School has served as administrative offices for Westport Community Schools for several years, but that will end this summer.   … more
The longest day of the year will occur this week, signaling the official start of the summer season. School vacation, peak garden blooms, sunny days at the beach, backyard cookouts, farm fresh … more
F ishing has been outstanding for a number of anglers. Very impressive stories, from some very accomplished anglers, so I thought I would share some. East End Eddie Doherty, Cape Cod Canal … more
Kristen Hannah has done it again with “The Women,” which has been #1 on Best-seller lists for weeks. Author of “The … more
A cow that just did not want to be at the Meatworks slaughterhouse escaped from the State Road facility last Wednesday, leading responders in a chase down Route 6 before it was euthanized. The … more
Fifteen Special Olympians from the Westport Middle High School recently competed in a regional meet at Dartmouth High School, their biggest event of the year. After it was all over, the pizza … more
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. … more
Five weeks after voters at Town Meeting rejected a warrant article that would officially legalize and regulate Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Westport, the practice remains illegal here, and officials … more
A new report written for anglers by anglers serves as a call-to-arms to galvanize the angling community to demand action as climate change disrupts fishing experiences coast to coast. Last … more
Average home prices in Massachusetts are headed through the roof, costing countless working families the chance to stay in the town they love. But on Saturday, two ecstatic families celebrated their … more
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly voted on Thursday, June 6, to approve legislation from East Bay Rep. Jennifer Boylan and Sen. Dawn Euer to expand the legal use of electric bicycles in Rhode … more
The Westport Fire Department has been awarded more than $8,000 in grants to help elderly and disabled citizens, as well as educate the town’s youth on fire safety. The grants, including … more
Westport is mourning the loss of a well-known resident killed in a motorcycle accident on Route 24 Sunday evening. Michael Lees, 27, the owner of Lees Landscaping and Excavation LLC, died Sunday … more
One month after voters at Town Meeting rejected zoning amendments that would have legalized Short Term Rentals (STRs), Westport renters have entered their busy season with little word from the town … more
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 … more
As the spring migration of striped bass starts to slow, anglers begin to focus their attention on catching summer flounder (fluke). This year, like the past three years, has gotten off to a slow … more
Westport graduated 85 high school seniors Saturday. The following are short biographies compiled for the top 10 grads, ranked by academic achievement. Madison Plourde The Class of 2024 … more
If you wanted insight into what was on graduates’ minds Saturday as 85 seniors received their Westport High School diplomas, the decorations on their mortarboards were a good place to … more
‘The Women’ By Kristin Hannah Kristen Hannah has done it again with “The Women,” which has been #1 on Best-seller lists for weeks. Author of “The … more
Hundreds of veterans and their families converged on the Beech Grove Cemetery Monday morning to mark Memorial Day, honoring the fallen in Westport and beyond. Though nearly 80 years have passed … more
Is a wind energy company planning to bring electric transmission cables from a large offshore wind project ashore at Horseneck Beach, and run transmission cables up the Route 88 corridor? It depends … more
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