Westport River

Funding Would Remove Bridge Debris from Westport River Funding Would Remove Bridge Debris from Westport River

EastBayRI.com: Backers of efforts to clear the Westport River’s East Branch of debris from past Hix Bridge repair jobs say they are encouraged that the state budget, so far, includes money for the project “There are still steps to...

» March 28th, 2014
Monster Shark Tourney Organizer Dies in Boat Accident Monster Shark Tourney Organizer Dies in Boat Accident

MVTimes.com: Steven James, president of the Boston Big Game Fishing Club, sponsor of the Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tournament for the past 27 years, was one of 2 duck hunters who died Tuesday morning when their skiff overturned with...

» January 8th, 2014
Two Dead in Westport, MA, Boat Capsize Two Dead in Westport, MA, Boat Capsize

SouthCoastToday: Two duck hunters are dead and a third has been rushed to Rhode Island Hospital after their boat capsized in the frigid waters of the Westport River this morning, according to Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s...

» January 7th, 2014
Man Thrown from Boat in Westport, MA Man Thrown from Boat in Westport, MA

EastBayRI.com: Tossed violently from his boat on the Westport River’s East Branch, a Westport man was rescued unhurt recently as his empty boat circled at full throttle. Harbormaster Richie Earle said that Matt Fritz of River Road, Westport, was...

» July 24th, 2013
Portuguese Man of Wars in Westport River Portuguese Man of Wars in Westport River

A Massachusetts man spotted several Portuguese man-of-wars in the Westport River on Sunday, June 30, according to an article on SouthCoastToday.com. Robert T. Mercer Jr., who owns Bob’s Sea and Ski on Popes Island, said that he saw several...

» July 10th, 2013
River Day Festival Comes to Westport, MA River Day Festival Comes to Westport, MA

EastBayRI.com: Massachusett’s Westport River Watershed Alliance hosts its annual River Day Festival, a free family-fun day that celebrates the Westport River watershed, this Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will include activities and events...

» June 20th, 2013
Truck Rolls into Westport River, MA Truck Rolls into Westport River, MA

EastBayRI.com: A brief stop by the West Branch went badly for a Westport fish truck driver Tuesday evening . He was standing next to the truck taking in the view at the top of the Hix Bridge...

» May 2nd, 2013
Grant Will Help Treat Westport River Stormwater Discharge Grant Will Help Treat Westport River Stormwater Discharge

EastBayRI.com: Westport has been awarded $20,000 to develop engineering plans to treat a stormwater discharge into Sam Tripp Brook at Drift Road and from there into the East Branch of the Westport River. This is a federal grant...

» November 21st, 2012
Group Seeks Sources of Westport River Nitrogen Pollution Group Seeks Sources of Westport River Nitrogen Pollution

EastBayRI.com: The Board of Directors of the Westport River Watershed Alliance voted Thursday, September 27, to make a significant investment in determining the problems that have closed shellfish beds in the upper half of the West Branch of...

» October 3rd, 2012
Westport River Choked by Nitrogen Westport River Choked by Nitrogen

EastBayRI.com: The Westport River is in declining health and won’t get better without cutting its nitrogen intake by some 18 percent. That is a conclusion of an ambitious estuaries study unveiled last Thursday evening at Macomber School...

» March 19th, 2012
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