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Portsmouth boys show grit in double-OT loss

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Ryan McVicker defends against a North Providence player. The Patriots' Chris Carpenzano is in the background.

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve never seen a happier coach after a loss. Joe Occhi was all smiles after his Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to North Providence, 81-79, in a wild double-overtime thriller Friday night at home. While most coaches may have considered the loss heartbreaking, Mr. Occhi was elated by his team’s never-give-up […]

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Portsmouth splashes on a coat of purple

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

The Portsmouth Garden Club decorated Legion Park (pictured), the World War I Monument and the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center.

PORTSMOUTH — Have you noticed Portsmouth flashing its “purple power” this week? The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition’s week-long community-wide anti-substance abuse awareness campaign, Project Purple, runs through Friday, Jan. 31. Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, a Fall River native and former NBA basketball player whose […]

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Portsmouth to parade its ‘purple power’

By   /  January 26, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The town will be flashing a lot of purple pride next week. The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition is launching a community-wide anti-substance abuse awareness campaign, Project Purple, which will run from Jan. 27 to 31. Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, a Fall River […]

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Herren gives anti-drug talk to Portsmouth Abbey students

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Chris Herren pulled no punches in detailing his prior drug use.

PORTSMOUTH — Chris Herren had one message for the Portsmouth Abbey students gathered before him. The former Durfee High School basketball star, whose NBA career was derailed by rampant drug use, implored the students to ask themselves why they feel the need to drink alcohol, smoke pot or take pills before hanging out with their friends. […]

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