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File photo of the track and turf field at Portsmouth High School. The track’s lanes have since been striped.

Portsmouth/RWU athletics pact moves forward

Portsmouth/RWU athletics pact moves forward

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee Monday night agreed to move ahead with a deal that members say will benefit athletes at both Portsmouth High School and Roger Williams University (RWU). PHS wants a new practice facility for its swim team, while RWU needs a NCAA-grade track and field complex. Monday night, the committee voted 6-1

A student from Portsmouth High School climbed to the top of this water tank on Dyer Street Friday morning.

Student leaves Portsmouth High, climbs water tank

PORTSMOUTH — A student left Portsmouth High School this morning and scaled a nearby water tank before climbing back down safely. “A Portsmouth High School student left the school and somehow got past a fence that surrounded the water tower on Dyer Street, owned by the Portsmouth water department, and climbed to the top of the

The Portsmouth High School marching band, color guard and dance team head down Pennsylvania Avenue. Photo by Matt Wilkinson.

Portsmouth band plays for president

The Portsmouth High School marching band strutted its stuff in front of President Barack Obama Monday night. During the president’s second inaugural parade, the band played a medley of patriotic songs including “You’re a Grand Old Flag” while passing by the glass-covered, heated observation booth that held the president, First Lady Michelle Obama, their children

Nick Norton, a junior at Portsmouth High School, helps load gear onto a bus Sunday.

Portsmouth band leaves for D.C.

PORTSMOUTH —  The Portsmouth High School marching band is on its way to Washington, D.C. The band was one of only 10 high school units in the country selected to march in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade on Monday, Jan. 21. A caravan of four buses — with a police escort — left the high school