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Westport board slams ‘misinformation’ spread by Facebook page

A Facebook page criticized by members of a town board for allegedly spreading misinformation, and using Westport’s official crest as its profile photo without permission, has changed that photo …
Wind farm power won’t run through Westport — for now
Officials with an offshore wind concern who hope to develop a large wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard do not plan to … Read More
Third westbound lane on bridge opens April 20
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. … Read More
Barrington man wins $4 million in ticket bought in Westport
A Barrington man is an instant millionaire after winning a cool $4 million on a scratch ticket his father bought for him at a Westport … Read More
Woman struck and killed by car in Westport
A New Bedford woman was killed Monday night after she was struck by a car in Westport. State police and Westport fire crews were … Read More
Westport police: Two OUIs over the weekend
Sunday, April 7 A 911 caller reported a disturbance on American Legion Highway just before 10:30 a.m. Animal complaints came … Read More
Westport Point neighbors fire back at lawsuit
Four Westport Point residents have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought against the Westport Historical Commission by a … Read More
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Town Meeting demystified Wednesday evening

Confused about Westport’s Town Meeting? How it works, the process and procedure, and more? On Wednesday evening, Westport middle schoolers become the teachers. The eighth grade class will …

Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …
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Obituaries
Patricia Nugent Trish Nugent, 80, a 50-year resident of Barrington, passed peacefully at home after an extended and valiant battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack
Joan Serbst Joan M. (Wolowiec) Serbst, 84, was reunited with her husband on Friday, April 12, 2024. She was the devoted wife of the late Gerald F. Serbst for 57 years before his passing in March of this year. B
Peter Wilk Peter "Pete" Douglas Wilk, 58, of Annandale, VA, formerly of Barrington, RI, passed away April 2, 2024, with family and friends by his side after a courageous and inspiring 15-month battle with Gliobl
Sports
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Wildcats dominate New Mission 74-33 to kick off tourney run The Westport girls basketball team began their D-5 tournament run with a dominating 74-33 pasting of 28th seeded New Mission on Friday night. The 5th seeded Wildcats improved their season record to …
Westport girls' hoops gain 5th seed in D-5 tourney The Westport girls basketball team is playoff bound after crushing Cape Cod Academy 60-30 on Tuesday and dominating Fairhaven 56-16 on Thursday to end the regular season with a record of 19-1. The …
Wildcats lose to Blue Hills 57-38 on senior night The Westport basketball team celebrated senior night then fell to Blue Hills 57-38 on their final game of the season on Friday night. Seniors Fotis Machairas, Chris Duarte, Anthony Raposa, Nick …
Opinion
Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: Article sounds like it was written by a man suing the town

Article sounds like it was written by a man suing the town     Editor's note: The Shorelines article referred to in this letter was published last week and was a summation of …

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ on question one — don’t miss this chance

I want to be clear on what a “YES” vote on Question 1 means. A YES vote on Question 1 allows the town to construct the water and sewer trunkline down Route 6. A yes vote does not …

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ on Question 1 next Tuesday

The single most important thing you may ever do to help the Westport River is to get out and vote YES on Question 1 on Tuesday, April 9. We cannot overstate how important your vote is for the future …

Letter: History’s lesson: Our strength lies in diversity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI …

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