Author Archives: Jim McGaw

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Portsmouth Abbey bans teacher for ‘inappropriate relationship’

Portsmouth Abbey bans teacher for ‘inappropriate relationship’

PORTSMOUTH — A teacher at Portsmouth Abbey School was banned from campus last week following allegations that he engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a former female student. The Abbey is not releasing the former teacher’s name or details about the timeline of the relationship, the girl’s age at the time of the incident or whether

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Portsmouth mulls options for Navy tank farms

PORTSMOUTH — The town is taking an approach-with-caution stance toward the potential development of two tank farms in the Melville area that the U.S. Navy deemed surplus property in 2008. About 225 acres of abandoned Navy property, spanning the west side of all three Aquidneck Island communities, had once been considered part of a single

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Portsmouth makes provisional offer to administrator candidate

PORTSMOUTH — After interviewing the three remaining candidates for the position of town administrator Saturday, the Town Council voted 7-0 to make a provisional offer to one of them. Council President Keith Hamilton would not reveal the candidate’s name Monday night, saying only that he or she has already signed the provisional offer that had

Mathew Palmer, 5, pretends he’s driving an excavator brought to the Touch-a-Truck event by East Coast Construction.

Touch-a-Truck raises $3,200 for Portsmouth library

Above: Mathew Palmer, 5, pretends he’s driving an excavator brought to the Touch-a-Truck event by East Coast Construction. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — This was better than being a kid in a candy store. At Saturday’s Touch-a-Truck, the Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual fund-raiser, kids get to climb into some BIG vehicles and act out their

Nine-year-old Paige Gauthier of the Portsmouth Times Challenger team smiles and waves at her mom after getting a hit against Tom’s Lawn and Garden Sunday afternoon. It was the team’s first game of the season. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Challenger baseball brings smiles to the diamond in Portsmouth

Above: Nine-year-old Paige Gauthier of the Portsmouth Times Challenger team smiles and waves at her mom after getting a hit against Tom’s Lawn and Garden Sunday afternoon. It was the team’s first game of the season. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — As soon as her bat made contact with the ball Sunday, 9-year-old Paige Gauthier

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Police: Driver sped over 50 mph on school soccer field

Above: Ryan Deblois PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly drove a vehicle at speeds exceeding 50 mph on the Portsmouth Middle School soccer field as students were being dismissed. Ryan Deblois, of no permanent address, was charged with reckless driving, three counts of vandalism and disorderly conduct following his arrest

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