Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all

PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
Retiring teacher to Portsmouth grads: ‘Live with courage and joy’

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School English teacher Julie Bisbano urged members of the Class of 2018 to think critically, go with their gut, be a dissenting voice when necessary and live …

Volunteers join forces for rainy day project in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Rain, rain, go away. But if you choose to stay, the Common Fence Point Community Hall will be ready for you. Armed with trowels and shovels and operating heavy equipment, …

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Event Saturday will benefit Portsmouth woman with lymphoma

PORTSMOUTH — Dawn Luciano has been taking care of people her whole life. Now it’s time for others to take care of her, her daughter says.

Portsmouth getting the word out about LED streetlights

PORTSMOUTH — Starting Thursday, June 7, residents can learn more about the town’s efforts to upgrade its streetlight system by viewing an informational exhibit in Town Hall. The …
At the R.I. State House

Donovan bill would provide relief to girls at school

PROVIDENCE — Rep. Susan R. Donovan (D-Dist. 69, Bristol, Portsmouth) is sponsoring legislation to allow students at schools to possess and use over-the-counter products for menstrual …
At the R.I. State House

Red flag bill, bump stocks ban now law

PROVIDENCE — Following passage by the General Assembly the previous day, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday signed into law two bills aimed at reducing gun violence and mass shootings. One …

Portsmouth hosts hard plastic collection on Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Have some old plastic lawn furniture or crates that you’re dying to get rid of? If so, you’re in luck. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 9, the town is …

Portsmouth water board election is Wednesday, June 13

PORTSMOUTH — Three seats will be up for grabs next week when the Portsmouth Water and Fire District hosts its election for the seven-member Administrative Board. Registered voters …
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Enjoy a car-free bike ride in Portsmouth this Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — In what’s being billed as a first for Aquidneck Island, bicycle enthusiasts will have a chance to wheel around Middle Road and pass six local farms along the way on …

‘Conservation Days'events this weekend in Portsmouth

Community dinner in Tiverton will explore common connections

‘Smart Island’ forum in Newport on April 5

A light, flaky pastry for Easter dessert

Opinion
Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills

To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …

Letter: Senate needs to vote on animal abuse bill

Most New England French Canadians are descended from daughters of the king

Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State

Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did

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