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Portsmouth police investigate hit-and-run

Portsmouth police investigate hit-and-run

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Thursday, June 18 Matthew J. Machado, 30, of 76 Cottage St., Fall River, was arrested on a bench warrant issued from Second District Court. Police made the arrest at about 4:30 p.m. at A1 Paving on Schoolhouse Lane, where Mr.

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No tax increase in Portsmouth’s ’16 budget

PORTSMOUTH — In a 5-1 vote, the Town Council Monday night approved a $58.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 that calls for no tax increase. While the budget accounts for a hike in the tax levy of about 1 percent, Council President Keith Hamilton said the current tax rate of $15.80 per $1,000 of assessed

Portsmouth Police Lt. Steven Hoetzel (middle) and Sgt. Stephen Burns (right) are congratulated by Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

Portsmouth police officers commended for saving man’s life

Above: Portsmouth Police Lt. Steven Hoetzel (middle) and Sgt. Stephen Burns (right) are congratulated by Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien at Monday’s Town Council meeting. PORTSMOUTH — Two Portsmouth police officers were commended by the Town Council Monday night for saving the life of a man who collapsed in a field at the Glen two months ago.

Kallie Kearns-Hart, Owen Hay, Sophia Sebolt, Violet Sunderland and Evangeline Lochinger (from left) get ready for a sing-a-long.

Portsmouth students salute the flag (photos)

Above: Kallie Kearns-Hart, Owen Hay, Sophia Sebolt, Violet Sunderland and Evangeline Lochinger (from left) get ready for a sing-a-long. PORTSMOUTH — Hathaway School celebrated Flag Day last Friday with a presentation by first-graders to family members and other students in the cafetorium. Students read poems, sang patriotic songs and spelled out “America” using letter placards. View

Ben Nascimento, 9, waits for his pitch as his Riverside team faces Portsmouth in Sunday’s Challenger Jamboree. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Smiles all around at Portsmouth Challenger Jamboree

Above: Ben Nascimento, 9, waits for his pitch as his Riverside team faces Portsmouth in Sunday’s Challenger Jamboree. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — You couldn’t wipe the smile off Ben Nascimento’s face if you tried. The 9-year-old player on the Riverside Challenger baseball team could barely wait for the pitcher’s ball to reach the plate before

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Few show for Portsmouth budget hearing

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council breezed through Portsmouth’s 2016 fiscal budget in 37 minutes Wednesday night with little comment. Larry Fitzmorris of the taxpayer watchdog group Portsmouth Concerned Citizens said he counted only “eight civilians” in attendance at the annual budget hearing at the Portsmouth Middle School “Little Theater.” The rest were town officials or municipal

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Karen’s Hair Design is Portsmouth’s Business of the Year

Above: Karen Toti of Karen’s Hair Design holds her award for being Portsmouth Business of the Year. PORTSMOUTH — Karen’s Hair Design, owned by Karen Toti, was named Portsmouth Business of the Year by the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) during its annual meeting Wednesday. Ms. Toti is a longtime member of the local business community and former

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