Waste oil collection temporarily suspended in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Waste oil collection at the Hedly Street transfer station will be suspended for about two weeks, Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr. told the Town Council Monday …
Size of Portsmouth’s west side advisory panel changes — again

PORTSMOUTH — After one member said he wanted to reconsider his earlier decision, the Town Council Monday night unanimously to decrease the size of the West Side Development Advisory Committee …

Feds agree to rescind order for Sakonnet River Bridge tolls

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge may have sustained a deathblow now that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has agreed to rescind a 2013 order that …

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New England Homemade Donuts opens new location in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — New England Homemade Donuts has announced the opening of a new location located inside the Patriot Petroleum building at 2340 West Main Road. The business has been serving …

Portsmouth Police: Man charged with arson held samurai sword

PORTSMOUTH — An elderly man brandished a samurai sword after threatening to burn down his estranged wife’s home on Sunday, April 21, according to police.  According to …

East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, Barrington and East Providence are participating in the U.S. Drug …

Portsmouth volunteers clean up Common Fence Point (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — A handful of volunteers turned out last Friday, April 19, for a Good Friday Earth Day Cleanup in Common Fence Point.

‘Things could have been so much different’

PORTSMOUTH — She had fled in the middle of the night, terrified and alone.  For seven years they had been together, seven years too long. Yet Kerri Bruneau never thought she would be …

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27 in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Did you forget about that leftover bottle of Oxycodone from the time you were experiencing chronic back paid two years ago? How about that Vicodin for the root canal last …
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New group in Common Fence Point plans cleanups

PORTSMOUTH — Earth Day is Monday, April 22, but it’s coming to Portsmouth a little earlier. A newly formed group, Common Fence Point Global Awareness Local Action-CFP GALA, is …

‘Love + Harmony’ concert will benefit Common Fence Music

‘Music Man, Jr.’ at Portsmouth Middle School March 21-22

‘Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolf?’ at PHS Friday and Saturday

Portsmouth's Project Purple dodgeball tournament is Thursday

Opinion
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy

To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …

Letter: These labor bills would cost taxpayers dearly

Letter: Why vote to keep town committee exclusive?

Letter: Portsmouth’s last chance on west side development

Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship

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