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To the editor:  Sunday, June 13, was a beautiful bluebird day for a car show and over 50 antique cars came to support a food drive organized by the Little Compton Republican Town … more
Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without … more
As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked … more
To the editor: Last Thursday evening, I attended the meeting of the Little Compton Town Council to see if the organizers would be permitted to fly the Pride flag from Town Hall on the day of the … more
To the editor: At the June 5 Annual Town Meeting, Westport approved changes to zoning bylaws to allow non-medical marijuana establishments in specifically defined areas of town.  In public … more
To the editor: Thanks and a tip of the hat to Westport Shorelines this week for their extensive coverage of Westport's Annual Town Meeting, June 5. If you couldn't go, at least you can read what … more
To the editor: Oh, the sandy parking lot is still there, full of the usual potholes, but it drops off abruptly into a retaining wall of stone and boulders on the ocean side. The sea washes right … more
To the editor, Westport is a special place. Our farms, our river, our beaches and our harbor combine to form a landscape that can’t be found anywhere else.  Westport Point … more
What, retail weed stores can go anywhere in Westport? To the editor: Yes, that’s right, marijuana businesses can go anywhere there is a business district.  Why? Because we are … more
To the editor: After 15 months of shifting and adapting, this Small Business Month I’m reminded of important lessons I’ve learned as a Tiverton business owner that apply far beyond our … more
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