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Before their October 2013 exhibition game at Roger Williams University, Newtown High School captains (from left) Tess Murray, Anna Northrop and Lindsey Jagoe shake hands with Portsmouth captains Jessica Kaufman and Leah Hibbad. The Patriots are visiting Newtown High for another exhibition match this Saturday.

Portsmouth girls’ soccer team visits Newtown Saturday

Portsmouth girls’ soccer team visits Newtown Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Last year the Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity soccer team reached out to a wounded community when it invited a team from Newtown High School to play a friendly exhibition game. The two teams clicked instantly and on Saturday, Sept. 13, they’ll play once again — this time in Newtown. PHS coach Jim


Sandy Hook survivor spreads message of hope

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis considers herself to be very lucky. “‘Hero’ is a term I don’t accept for myself,” Ms. Roig-DeBellis said during her weekend-long visit to the community. Having endured one of the worst tragedies the world has ever seen, the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting survivor takes nothing for granted. The heroic teacher is credited

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.

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

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)

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.

Soccer game memorializing Newtown victims in Bristol Saturday

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

Bradley Hospital in East Providence has set up a crisis hotline to help kids who are having trouble dealing with the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

How resilient are kids after Newtown?

Although local school officials say they haven’t heard many reports of students having a difficult time dealing with the Dec. 14 school shootings in Connecticut, a doctor at Bradley Hospital in East Providence says it’s important for teachers and parents to keep an open dialogue with children. “I think our parents did a really good

Christina Craft with one of the many green ribbons she made up for Portsmouth High School students to wear in support of the community of Newtown, Conn., where she grew up.

Portsmouth woman turns Newtown connection into green-ribbon campaign

PORTSMOUTH — It wasn’t a talk Christina Craft was looking forward to having. Not with her 8-year-old daughter. Not without a script. Not when she was having trouble processing the information herself. When news broke that a gunman slaughtered 20 young children and six staff members at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Dec.

Sadly, we have thrown God out of our lives

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