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Final score didn’t matter, Portsmouth team’s gesture did

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Newtown High School girls' soccer team captains (from left) Tess Murray, Anna Northrop and Lindsey Jagoe shake hands with Portsmouth captains Jessica Kaufman and Leah Hibbad before their match at Roger Williams University Saturday night.

BRISTOL — When the last whistle was blown Saturday night, the Newtown High School girls’ soccer team had defeated Portsmouth High by a score of 2-1. The outcome of the game was hardly the focus, however. This was about one team reaching out to a wounded community. The exhibition game, held at Roger Williams University (RWU) […]

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Soccer game memorializing Newtown victims in Bristol Saturday

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth High School striker Jessica Kaufman corrals a pass during a game last month. The PHS team will face the Newtown (Conn.) High School girls' soccer team in an exhibition fund-raising game Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at Roger Williams University.

BRISTOL — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ soccer team will play an exhibition game against Newtown High School (Conn.) this Saturday, Oct. 5. The game is part of the team’s ongoing fund-raising efforts in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012. The exhibition game will be held at 6 […]

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Sadly, we have thrown God out of our lives

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  9 Comments

To the editor: When senseless violence like the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. happens, the experts talk about issues like ineffective gun control, better mental health services, increasing violence found in realistic videos, and stronger security in schools. But I do believe the most essential solution is being avoided. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor who died […]

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