Portsmouth's ‘Hope School’ gone, but fond memories remain

PORTSMOUTH — If you were driving along West Main Road near the Middletown line over the past week, you may have noticed a dilapidated concrete building being torn down over to the west. …
Portsmouth man, 18, arrested on drug charges

PORTSMOUTH — An 18-year-local man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday night, Feb. 13, after the Portsmouth Police Detective Division executed a search warrant at his home as part of a …

Zombie wedding — A Tiverton tale for Valentine’s Day

For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young Massachusetts woman who married her zombie doll. The wedding …

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Portsmouth student honored by American Advertising Federation

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth resident and Johnson & Wales University (JWU) student Manal Jakhar, a senior advertising & marketing communications major, was honored Thursday, Feb. 14 by …

Portsmouth Prevention Coalition takes aim at vaping scourge

PORTSMOUTH — What should parents worry about most when it comes to their children and substance abuse?  When that question was posed recently to Corey Silvia, the coordinator of …

Portsmouth residents blast 3-minute comment limit at meeting

PORTSMOUTH — Despite objections from all eight residents who spoke on the topic, the Town Council voted 4-3 Monday night to institute a three-minute time limit for citizens when they address …

Two pedestrians hurt after being hit by Jeep in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Two juvenile pedestrians were transported to a hospital after being struck by a Jeep in front of Citizens Bank on East Main Road Tuesday afternoon, police said. According …
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Portsmouth resolution to DOT: Don’t make cuts to bike programs

PORTSMOUTH — In two separate resolutions approved unanimously Monday night, the Town Council told state transportation officials to reconsider proposed funding cuts to local bike projects …

Lexi Greffen leads the way in Portsmouth’s win over Smithfield

PORTSMOUTH — Lexi Greffen certainly made the most of Senior Night on Monday. The senior led all scorers with 23 points — half of Portsmouth’s total offense …
Obituaries
Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV, 63, Portsmouth

Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV took his life on Jan. 5, 2019 after a lifelong battle with depression. Jedd was an unassuming and intently caring man who constantly dedicated himself, …

Lillian Combra Lopes, 76, Portsmouth

Lucy Johnson, 91, Portsmouth

Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, Portsmouth

Philippe Drapeau, Tiverton

Alfred L. Borges, 78, Portsmouth

Fred Sawyer, 78, Portsmouth

James Viera, 87, Portsmouth

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Opinion
Letter: Portsmouth council’s 3-minute rule limits free speech

To the editor: The vote to limit and control discussion of issues at the Feb. 11, 2019 Portsmouth Town Council meeting is disturbing for the people they are representing.  The council …

Letter: Tax deferral available for seniors, people with disabilities

Editorial: Gambling made easy

Letter: Portsmouth council reversed course on openness

Letter: The night your freedom of speech was limited to 3 minutes

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