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Portsmouth library seeks historical items

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth Free Public Library assistant Erin Young reads to a group of children during a story hour in the children's room on Tuesday. It’s just one of the many programs the library offers young children.

PORTSMOUTH — Have an old postcard of the former Bristol Ferry Wharf that your grandmother left behind? Or how about a snapshot of revelers at the former amusement park before the 1938 Hurricane? Don’t let them sit around gathering dust, abandoned and forgotten. Share them with the world. You can do just that by turning the […]

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(Mock) murder at Portsmouth Town Hall!

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Police tape surrounds the entrance of Town Hall, where students from the Citizen Police Academy conducted a mock crime scene investigation.

PORTSMOUTH — A mad gunman’s on the loose after shooting two people inside the Town Council chambers, and Robert Ruttenberg, a 45-year-old pharmaceutical rep, is hot on his trail. Inside a taped-off Town Hall last week, he snaps photos of the crime scene, collects data, takes notes and tries to match a fingerprint found on a […]

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Police: Patron stole money bag from Portsmouth bar

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are the highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Monday, March 31 Police received a report from the town’s Department of Public Works of illegal dumping at the Weaver Cove boat ramp. Police said they found discarded wood and tires in the parking lot, but there were no identifying […]

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Portsmouth defeats Tiverton in girls’ lacrosse

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The Patriots' Grace Cavanagh advances the ball downfield.

TIVERTON — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team soundly defeated Tiverton Friday by a score of 17-6. The Patriots beat Cranston in their first game of the season, 14-6, bringing their record to 2-0 in Division II. The 12-team division is strong this year, with Narragansett, Classical, Lincoln and Middletown all vying for the […]

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Portsmouth working to put end to sewers edict

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are working toward an agreement that would ultimately put an end to talk of sewers in Portsmouth. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it was discharging contaminated storm water from the two neighborhoods — […]

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Portsmouth boys’ tennis team blanks Woonsocket

By   /  April 5, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Luke Lewis, the number-one singles player on the PHS team, returns the ball against the Woonsocket opponent whom he ultimately defeated Thursday afternoon.

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ tennis team got its season off to a fine start Thursday when it defeated Woonsocket High School 7-0 in a division match at home. Head coach Tina Schroeder said she’s excited about the new season. “I think it’s going to be the strongest team we’ve had since I’ve […]

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Portsmouth man charged with child molestation

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

John E. Tingstad

PORTSMOUTH — A local man was charged with first-degree child molestation Wednesday after he allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to police. John E. Tingstad, 26, of 20 Attleboro Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested at his home Wednesday morning after police obtained a warrant. On Saturday, March 29, at 11:10 p.m., police observed Mr. Tingstad […]

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Portsmouth man arrested in child porn sweep

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A local man was among nine people arrested today on child pornography charges in a statewide sweep by Rhode Island State Police. Nolan Ross, 20, of 53 Seacrest Drive, was charged with possession of child pornography and transfer of child pornography, according to State Police. He was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court, where […]

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Portsmouth police: Man pushed woman from car

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Monday, March 24 Two people were arrested after trying to cash a stolen check at the People’s Credit Union shortly before 11 a.m. Crystal M. Rebelo, 28, of 10 Francis St., Bristol, was charged with forgery/counterfeit, conspiracy, receiving stolen […]

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Portsmouth OKs Bristol Ferry road diet

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Bristol Ferry Road (looking north near Botelho Drive) is slated to be reduced to one travel lane in each direction this year.

PORTSMOUTH — After hearing 90 minutes of debate on both sides of the issue, the Town Council Monday night approved a R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) proposal for a lane reduction on a 1.2-mile portion of Bristol Ferry Road. The 6-0 vote came with the stipulation, however, that the “road diet” undergo a trial period through […]

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