Portsmouth schools try to ease worries over Freshman Academy

PORTSMOUTH — A new program designed to ease the transition for incoming freshmen at Portsmouth High School once again faced questions from parents during an informational session last …
Portsmouth High senior pushes for later school start times
PORTSMOUTH — A local student told the Town Council Monday night that high school should start later in the morning, and that most … Read More
Good sports at Glow Run in Portsmouth (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — It was a four-way “tie” between an eighth-grader, two seventh-graders and a second-grader at Saturday’s Glow … Read More
Portsmouth boys take 5th in Eastern Division track championship
PORTSMOUTH — Competing on its home turf on Wednesday, May 9, the Portsmouth High School boys’ outdoor track team placed fifth in … Read More
Kennedy, Raimondo lead conversation on substance abuse
PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Gov. Gina Raimondo and other panelists got an earful about substance abuse and … Read More
Kennedy, Raimondo to attend substance abuse meeting in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy will join Gov. Gina Raimondo and others for a “community conversation” on … Read More
Motocross park suffers narrow council defeat
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at … Read More
Ag Trust seals 63-acre land deal near Commons
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was … Read More
Affordable housing on the Commons?
LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little … Read More
Portsmouth Town Council starts poring over budget
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council began deliberations Tuesday night on the town manager’s proposed $68.25 million budget for fiscal … Read More
Obituaries
Regina C. Zarach, 98, of Little Compton

Regina C. Zarach, 98, passed away peacefully with family by her side at D’Youville Nursing Home in Lowell, Mass., on Friday March 30, 2018. She was born on June 17, 1919, in Dorchester, Mass., …

Ruth Coombs Bogle, 95, of Little Compton

Lucien Guy Reny, 90, of Weston, Mass.

Trending Stories
Opinion
Time to Stamp Out Hunger — at your mailbox It’s that time of year when kind individuals, such as yourselves, can help the less fortunate in our area. How? By leaving non-perishable food by your mailbox or on your porch, to be picked up …
Motocross: "biggest mess on the East Coast?" To the editor: So, Tiverton residents, the genius owner of Raylou Realty wants to build a complex that would embarrass Rube Goldberg! Moto cross; an amphitheater; EMS fire services and on and on! This mess "will catapult the site......" to where?
Letter: ‘Puppy Doe’ sentence — Finally real justice for animal abuse To the editor: Last week Puppy Doe torturer, Radoslaw Czerkawski, was found guilty of 12 counts of animal abuse and sentenced to 8-10 years in state prison. Czerkawski, who was in this country …
Sports
Portsmouth girls place 3rd in Eastern Division championship PORTSMOUTH — The lady Patriots finished in third place among 13 teams competing in Monday’s Eastern Division outdoor track and field championship held at Portsmouth High …
Portsmouth girls' lacrosse team falls to unbeaten Prout PORTSMOUTH — Undefeated Prout showed why they’re the class of Division II girls’ lacrosse when they defeated Portsmouth High Monday night, 14-8.
Portsmouth boys’ lacrosse team edged by Cumberland (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team was narrowly defeated by Cumberland Friday night at home, 7-6.

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