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Police: Driver sped over 50 mph on school soccer field

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

Leanne Gablinske, who passed away last December, was a longtime volunteer during cleanup events at Common Fence Point.

Portsmouth cleanup to continue neighbor’s legacy

Above: Leanne Gablinske, who passed away last December, was a longtime volunteer during cleanup events at Common Fence Point. PORTSMOUTH — The residents of Common Fence Point will be honoring the memory of a friend when they hold their annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, May 2. Leanne Gablinske was a resident of the neighborhood for 15

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Portsmouth hearing on farm events set for June 8

PORTSMOUTH — A proposed amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that would regulate “non-farm activities” on land that is primarily farmland will go before a public hearing on June 8. The Town Council set the date after hearing from Town Planner Gary Crosby. The amendment would regulate “non-farm activities on parcels where agriculture is being conducted

Melanie Bouchard walks the course at Glen Park with her shepard rotty, Zipper. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Event raises funds for Portsmouth’s first dog park

Above: Melanie Bouchard walks the course at Glen Park with her shepard rotty, Zipper. Photo by Alex Watrous. PORTSMOUTH — Dozens of four-legged friends gathered at Glen Park recently to show their support for the town’s first off-leash dog park, planned for the Melville Park area. The fund-raising event, called “Portsmouth Goes to the Dogs,” invited the

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Portsmouth police: More ‘huffing’ from Reddi-wip

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights taken from the Portsmouth police log over the past week. Wednesday, April 22 Brett A. Marshall, 25 of 79 East Beardsworth Road, Tiverton, was charged with shoplifting at Clements’ Marketplace and larceny of under $1,500. The charges stem from an April 18 complaint filed by an employee of Clements, who

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Portsmouth residents slam DOT’s plan for intersection

Above: R.I. Department of Transportation rendering of the proposed reconfiguration of the Park Avenue/East Main Road intersection. PORTSMOUTH — Town Council members and local residents had a strong message for state officials Monday night over plans for the intersection of East Main Road and Park Avenue: It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it. Officials from the

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Portsmouth starts first spay/neuter program

PORTSMOUTH — A new town program will allow local residents to receive a significant discount to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. Under Rhode Island law, a portion of what a municipality brings in for animal licenses must be put into a separate fund for spay/neuter services. Until this week, however, that hasn’t

Portsmouth’s senior captain Dylan Young races to recover the ball from a South Kingstown attacker Saturday. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth boys’ LAX knocks off D-1 team

Above: Portsmouth’s senior captain Dylan Young races to recover the ball from a South Kingstown attacker Saturday. Photo by Tim Marshall. PORTSMOUTH — In what head coach Patrick Holmes called a “nail-biter,” the Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team defeated South Kingstown in overtime Saturday, 8-7. It was an impressive home win for the Patriots, who

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