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Westport high schoolers resurrect student paper

A group of Westport high school students has re-invented the school's old newspaper, and staff members are working on their winter edition after publishing their first quarterly edition in …
Brodeur scores 50 in wins over Atlantis Charter, Holbrook
The Westport basketball team came back to sink Atlantis Charter School 66-62 on Monday and crushed Holbrook 74-57 on Wednesday to … Read More
Wildcats return to pulverizing their opponents
The Westport girls basketball team returned to pulverizing their opponents after losing a close contest to West Bridgewater last … Read More
Westport opens the doors at 'new' school
Fifteen months after opening its doors to students,Westport got its first run of its new $97 million Middle High School Saturday … Read More
Westport paramedics deliver baby in ambulance
Westport's youngest resident arrived a bit early Saturday afternoon, barreling down the highway somewhere in the vicinity of Old … Read More
Boudria scores 23 as Wildcats sink West Bridgewater 48-45
Owen Boudria scored 23 points as the Wildcats came back to beat West Bridgewater 48-45 in their first league game of the season in a … Read More
Westport police arrest woman on warrant following car stop
Monday, Jan. 9 An accident was reported on American Legion Highway (6:49 a.m.), A resident from Boysenberry Lane reported … Read More
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Westport's new middle high school open for tours Saturday

If you haven't taken a tour through Westport's new Middle High School, Saturday's a good chance. The cutting edge school, which opened in September 2021, is now firing on all cylinders, with much …

Panoramas show a Westport long gone, on a grand scale

A new exhibition featuring 22 historical panoramic views of Westport opens Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Westport Free Public Library, presenting astonishing expansive visions of the landscape as well as …

Westport kicks off the holiday season Sunday

Westport's holiday season officially begins late Sunday afternoon, when the Westport Recreation Department and Westport Land Conservation Trust join at the trust's home base, Westport Woods, at 573 …
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Obituaries
Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc
sJoseph Francis II Joseph Francis II, 37, of Pompano Beach, Fl, and Bristol, RI, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Just as the ocean waves continue to crash against the shore, so too is the swell of his loss to our
Barbara Chadwick Barbara A. (Ballard) Chadwick, age 92, of Swansea, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 in her residence. She was the wife of the late F.T. "Mickey" Chadwick former Pres/GM of Baker Tractor Corp. with
Sports
Season 'going great' as undefeated Wildcats win again “It’s going great, we are 7-0,” said senior co-captain Leah Sylvain of her senior season as the undefeated Westport girls basketball team laid a 39-16 beating on Southeastern RVT on …
Brodeur scores 21 as Wildcats trample Atlantis Charter School 64-43  Hunter Brodeur scored 21 points and Max Morotti netted 18 as the Westport basketball team trampled Atlantis Charter School 64-43 in an away game on Wednesday night. The Wildcats have won three in a …
Boudria, Morotti net 42 points as Wildcats rollover Blue Hills 74-65 Owen Boudria and Max Morotti each scored 21 points in leading the Westport basketball team past Blue Hills 74-65 in front of a packed gym on Friday night. Four of the Wildcats starters netted double …
DEM stocks 10 ponds, lakes for winter fishing PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking the following 10 lakes and ponds with rainbow trout, Sebago Atlantic salmon, and new this year, lake …
Opinion
Letter: Why can't Westport give Paul Cuffe his due?

I write this on January 17th, the 264th anniversary of Paul Cuffe’s birth and one day after the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day. Both these men led heroic lives devoted to educational …

Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

Letter: What you need to know about Mass DEP nitrogen regs

The Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed regulations to restore nitrogen impaired estuaries in Westport as well as Cape Cod, the Islands and the Southcoast. There has been a lot …

Commentary: Study land routes for massive Mayflower Wind cables

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the chief officer of the Environment Branch for Renewable Energy at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sterling, Va. It was titled: “An open …

Letter: Shame on Abbott for his Christmas stunt

To the editor: News Item…Gov. Greg Abbott sends bus loads of migrants to V.P.’s home during record cold snap… Would someone please attempt to explain to me why sending …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.