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PORTSMOUH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has decided to close and remove the concrete Gull Cove State Boat Ramp in July, saying it’s no longer safe or … more
PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to Portsmouth High School band trips to Disney World, eighth-graders’ excursions to Washington, D.C., or elementary school students’ visits to local … more
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of 25 high school students from 13 schools across Rhode … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has formally rescinded an April 23, 2013 … more
PORTSMOUTH — A former longtime principal and coach at Portsmouth High School will be among the members of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) High School Athletic Hall of Fame … more
PORTSMOUTH — She was nervous, the anxiety coursing through her like wildfire.  She felt untethered, unsure of the steps to take next. She had already lost so much; the life of her … more
PORTSMOUTH — Ben Gesmondi’s three-run blast in the first inning proved to be all the offense the Portsmouth High baseball team needed in shutting out Pilgrim, 10-0, at home on … more
PORTSMOUTH — We now know the Prudence Island School will remain open for the foreseeable future, but the School Committee still has some housekeeping to do. The building was used for … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council approved more than $130,000 in additional spending requests, including the creation of a full-time position for the parks and recreation director, when it … more
PORTSMOUTH — The great "Prudence Island School is Closing” scare is officially over, at least for now. more
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