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Survey: Alcohol still drug of choice for Portsmouth youth

Survey: Alcohol still drug of choice for Portsmouth youth

PORTSMOUTH — The latest results from a town-wide survey on substance abuse has reinforced something the coordinator of the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition says he already knew: “We’ve got a very serious problem in Portsmouth,” said Ray Davis of the Coalition, a non-profit group focused on substance abuse prevention issues in the town. “I mean the Town

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

Portsmouth boys show grit in double-OT loss

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

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

Portsmouth splashes on a coat of purple

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’

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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