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Portsmouth neighbors’ spat leads to assault charge

Portsmouth neighbors’ spat leads to assault charge

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Tuesday, July 7 Kyle D. Beauchamp, 25, of 105 Town Farm Road, Coventry, was charged at 12:46 a.m. with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police stopped the car he was driving

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Portsmouth wastewater plan draft nears approval

PORTSMOUTH — State and town officials are dotting their I’s and crossing their T’s on a wastewater management district ordinance and plan. The ordinance and plan is in response to the notice of violation (NOV) that the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) first issued to the town in September 2010. The NOV alleged violations of

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Video: A dozen fireworks displays from one tiny beach

PORTSMOUTH — Why settle for one Fourth of July fireworks display? On Saturday night, we counted no fewer than a dozen different displays from a vantage point on a deserted Common Fence Point Beach in the north end of Portsmouth. (Not all 12 can be seen at once in this short video, however.) In the video

James Winters, president of the Newport County branch of the NAACP, and Shirley Hill, a retired U.S. Navy captain, place the wreath honoring members of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, who fought back the British in the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island.

Brave ‘Black Regiment’ honored in Portsmouth

Above: James Winters, president of the Newport County branch of the NAACP, and Shirley Hill, a retired U.S. Navy captain, carry a wreath honoring members of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, who reeought back the British in the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — James Seveney reminded everyone who gathered at Patriots Park

Children sing along with children's assistant librarian Celeste Frederick-Wein during story time at the Portsmouth Free Public Library Tuesday. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth librarians recommend summer reading titles

Above: Children sing along with children’s assistant librarian Celeste Frederick-Wein during story time at the Portsmouth Free Public Library Tuesday. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — When you pack your bag for Sandy Point, Third or Second beaches, don’t forget to throw a book in there along with the sunscreen and snacks. If you’re looking

Aerial photo shows planned location of Dollar General store at the corner of East Main Road and Sprague Street. This photo appears on the website of Atlantic Retail Properties (http://atlanticretail.com), which is advertising for another tenant for the north side of the development.

Petition forms against Dollar General in Portsmouth

Above: Aerial view shows planned location of Dollar General store at the corner of East Main Road and Sprague Street. This photo appears on the website of Atlantic Retail Properties (http://atlanticretail.com), which is advertising for another tenant for the north side of the development. PORTSMOUTH — Remaining hopeful that it’s not already a done deal, two business

Police Officer Scott Sullivan — aka “Officer Sully” — with a sampling of toys delivered to the police station last December. “We’d like to spread it over six months instead of six weeks,” he said of the gift drive.

It’s ‘Christmas in July’ in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Most people wait until the holidays before thinking of donating to needy families, but local police are trying to change that way of thinking. Officer Scott Sullivan, who spearheads the Police Department’s annual Holiday Drive, has opened the door to donations of toys, cash and other gifts a little earlier so things don’t get

Police congregate Monday afternoon on the southbound lanes of the Sakonnet River Bridge, shortly after a man there placed a noose around his neck.

Man on Sakonnet Bridge subdued after tying noose around neck

Police congregate Monday afternoon on the southbound lanes of the Sakonnet River Bridge, shortly after a man there placed a noose around his neck. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — A 57-year-old Tiverton man who apparently threatened suicide on the Sakonnet River Bridge was safely subdued Monday afternoon and transported to a hospital for evaluation. According

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