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Jazz for Kids celebrates 19 years in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Infants, toddlers, tikes and parents grooved to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie — even the “Flintstones” theme song — during the 19th …
Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
Saving Tiverton's high ground
TIVERTON — The growing Pocasset Ridge collection of saved woodlands in the Tiverton ‘high country’ has expanded by another … Read More
Common Fence Point rallies behind Portsmouth fire victims
PORTSMOUTH — “I called him the neighborhood pal,” Dianne Koch said of Richard S. Kanauss, who lived across the street from her … Read More
Sports
Portsmouth advances after defense swarms Eagles in 58-49 win
BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team advanced  in the Division II playoffs after its defense stymied … Read More
Portsmouth’s Nikki Merrill wins 2 races at state indoor track meet
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School junior Nikki Merrill capped off an impressive season with two victories in the Rhode Island … Read More
Portsmouth's Marykate McGuire realizes goal, signs with Duke
PORTSMOUTH — It’s been a long and often frustrating journey, but Portsmouth High School senior Marykate McGuire kept her eye on … Read More
Police Report
Portsmouth Police charge 4 with assault in separate incidents
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Amber D. … Read More
Body found in rubble of Portsmouth home destroyed by fire
PORTSMOUTH — A body was found during the search through the remains of one of the homes destroyed by fire early Wednesday … Read More
Two homes destroyed, another damaged in Portsmouth fire
PORTSMOUTH — A raging fire fueled by winds off the Sakonnet River destroyed two homes and badly damaged another early Wednesday … Read More
Obituaries
Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, Portsmouth Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. She was born on May 27, 1924 in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of the late James F. …
Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell, 93, Portsmouth Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell was born in Boston on Jan. 26, 1924, and passed away on Dec. 24, 2017. She was the wife of James F. Cottrell, mother of David, Donna, Lorrie, Janette and Jennifer; and …
Rodney S. Santos, 52, Prudence Island Rodney Scott Santos, 52, of Prudence Island, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence surrounded by the warmth of his family and loved …

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