The Latest from Portsmouth

Gull Cove boat ramp in Portsmouth to close this summer

PORTSMOUH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has decided to close and remove the concrete Gull Cove State Boat Ramp in July, saying it’s no longer safe or …
School field trips: How will Portsmouth pay for them?
PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to Portsmouth High School band trips to Disney World, eighth-graders’ excursions to Washington, D.C., … Read More
Three rescued after 17-foot boat overturns off Seapowet
TIVERTON — Three boaters spent about 20 minutes in cold water off Jack’s Island (peninsula) near Seapowet Point Wednesday after … Read More
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
Play performed at Portsmouth High explores road to recovery
PORTSMOUTH — She was nervous, the anxiety coursing through her like wildfire.  She felt untethered, unsure of the steps to take … Read More
Portsmouth High baseball team notches two shutouts over Pilgrim
PORTSMOUTH — Ben Gesmondi’s three-run blast in the first inning proved to be all the offense the Portsmouth High baseball team … Read More
Obituaries
Eileen C. Tonne, 94, Portsmouth, Tiverton Eileen Claire (Grimm) Tonne, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away on May 19, 2019, at Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton. She was the wife of Laurence Tonne of Portsmouth. Eileen was born in New York, NY, …
Margaret G. Jones, 76, Portsmouth Margaret Grace (Mattos) Jones, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away in her sleep at home early Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019. She was born Feb. 16, 1943, to the late Manuel and Laura (Laureanno) Mattos …
Sports
Former Portsmouth principal tapped for RIIL Hall of Fame

PORTSMOUTH — A former longtime principal and coach at Portsmouth High School will be among the members of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) High School Athletic Hall of Fame …

Police Report
State Police ramp up ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police announced additional troopers will be assigned to focus on enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws as part of the national Click It or …

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