The Latest from Portsmouth

Portsmouth mulls future tenants of town-owned Brown House

PORTSMOUTH — Who should be allowed to rent office space at the town-owned Leonard Brown House? That was the big question during Monday night’s Town Council discussion on a …
Portsmouth appoints 26 citizens to Charter Review Committee
PORTSMOUTH — When a review of the town’s home rule charter commences this year, there will be no shortage of opinions. The … Read More
Portsmouth cop sprang into action to prevent bridge jump
PORTSMOUTH — Officer Bruce Celico got the call while he was at the weigh station on Route 24 South around 2:50 a.m. on Jan. … Read More
Skrzypiec leads the way as Portsmouth downs Tolman
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Jack Skrzypiec poured in a game-high 25 points as the Patriots came from behind to beat Tolman … Read More
PHS students test everything from Deflategate to 5-second rule
PORTSMOUTH — Tom Brady didn’t cheat, and Daniel Carnevale can prove it. Read More
Two drivers injured, pole snapped in rollover crash in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Two drivers were injured when their cars collided in a rollover crash on West Main Road Friday afternoon. According … Read More
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the … Read More
Obituaries
Raymond E. Chase, 94, of Portsmouth Raymond E. Chase, 94, of Portsmouth, R.I., died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.Raymond was born in Fall River, Mass., to Joseph Rogers Chase and Eliza Gray (Sowle) Chase. He was raised by Eliza and his …
Lucy Johnson, 91, Portsmouth Lucy Johnson, 91, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully at Newport Hospital on Dec. 15, 2018. Lucy was born in 1927 in Ossining, N.Y. and was the daughter of the late Andrea Mastrorilli …
Sports
Sharpshooters show their stuff in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Bailey Howell and Liam Casey were named the overall winners of Saturday’s Knights of Columbus-sponsored youth basketball free-throw contest in the Bradley School …

Police Report
Little Compton woman charged with DWI following crash

PORTSMOUTH — A 59-year-old Little Compton woman was charged with driving while intoxicated, her second offense, after plowing through a stone wall outside a Middle Road residence on …

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