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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

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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Portsmouth fencing out cars at special events field

Above: Workers from the town’s Department of Public Works (including Neal Belliveau, foreground) drill holes for fence posts at Glen Farm Tuesday. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — Department of Public Works employees have been busy installing a wooden fence to prevent people from parking along the special events fields at Glen Farm. “I don’t know how it’s

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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

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