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Portsmouth High student’s car show attracts wheels of wonder

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Schools  /  1 Comment

Jake Whitmarsh, checking under the hood, organized Sunday’s car show as his senior project at Portsmouth High School.

PORTSMOUTH — It was heaven on wheels at Portsmouth High School Sunday, as car lovers from around the region feasted their eyes on some real beauties both young and old. The event was organized by PHS student Jake Whitmarsh as his senior project. “We had about 100 (cars) show up. We didn’t expect as big of […]

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Portsmouth rapper thrives on being underestimated

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Nick Donnelly, a senior at Portsmouth High School, performs Saturday night at Simons 677 in Providence. The rapper organized the benefit hip-hop show — all proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — as his senior project.

PORTSMOUTH — Want to make Nick Donnelly’s day? Just sell him short. When he takes the stage armed with rhymes and rhythms, Nick gets a few double-takes from hip-hop fans who aren’t familiar with — as his dad, Paul Donnelly, describes him — “this skinny white kid with the nice haircut.” “I like walking into a […]

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Letter: PHS Drama Club’s take on The Bard was magical

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

Portsmouth High School students (from left) Nicole Pelletier, Liam Bixby and Josh Raymo rehearse a scene for “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”

To the editor: Last night the Portsmouth High School Drama Club finished a three night run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Chris Fielding. For eight weeks over 20 students of Portsmouth High studied, rehearsed and embodied the classic Shakespeare play. For the bargain price of $5 the audience was treated to a contemporary […]

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PHS baseball team downs North Kingstown

By   /  April 13, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Patriots shortstop Evan Moore beats a North Kingstown runner to second base as he throws to first for a double play. Neil Powell is at right.

PORTSMOUTH — Solid pitching and timely hits powered the Portsmouth Patriots varsity baseball team to an impressive 4-1 victory against North Kingstown at home Thursday. Pitcher Sam McNally went the distance on the hill, yielding nine hits but no earned runs. He struck out four batters and walked two in seven innings of work. The Skippers’ […]

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Portsmouth defeats Tiverton in girls’ lacrosse

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The Patriots' Grace Cavanagh advances the ball downfield.

TIVERTON — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team soundly defeated Tiverton Friday by a score of 17-6. The Patriots beat Cranston in their first game of the season, 14-6, bringing their record to 2-0 in Division II. The 12-team division is strong this year, with Narragansett, Classical, Lincoln and Middletown all vying for the […]

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Portsmouth boys’ tennis team blanks Woonsocket

By   /  April 5, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Luke Lewis, the number-one singles player on the PHS team, returns the ball against the Woonsocket opponent whom he ultimately defeated Thursday afternoon.

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ tennis team got its season off to a fine start Thursday when it defeated Woonsocket High School 7-0 in a division match at home. Head coach Tina Schroeder said she’s excited about the new season. “I think it’s going to be the strongest team we’ve had since I’ve […]

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Portsmouth native debuts comedy web series

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth native Sarah McLean (left) plays Megan O'Malley and Mary Passeri is Dr. Jane Corbin in "3 Strikes," a comedy web series developed by Ms. McLean that debuts this week.

PORTSMOUTH — On Wednesday, March 26, former Portsmouth resident Sarah McLean will be launching what she says is the only scripted content dedicated to softball. “3 Strikes,” a new comedy web series, is the story of a professional softball player whose life is turned upside down when she gets suspended after attacking an umpire. As a […]

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Portsmouth puts spotlight on student achievement

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Members of the School Committee view a photograph created by Amanda Chisholm, who won a Gold Key Award as well as the national American Visions Award for her work.

PORTSMOUTH — Official business was put aside entirely — well, almost entirely — so the School Committee could recognize the district’s high-achieving students Tuesday night. Inside a crowded high school auditorium, students who excelled in the arts and music, math and sciences, sports and other fields were commended for their accomplishments this year in an hour-long […]

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Portsmouth High gets fashionable (photo gallery)

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Isabella Tomlinson hosted the fashion show as part of her senior project.

PORTSMOUTH — As part of her senior project, Portsmouth High School student Isabella Tomlinson (pictured) hosted a fashion show in the new gym at PHS last week. The show correlated with the PHS Art Department’s first annual “Art Expo” fund-raiser. The runway designs came from local businesses and students. The event also featured live music, student […]

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Letter: Thanks for coverage of Portsmouth cheerleaders

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: As a reader of The Portsmouth Times and The Sakonnet Times formerly, I would like to heartily congratulate you on the excellent coverage you gave our Portsmouth High School cheerleading team on winning the state championship last week. I am a grandfather to one of these athletes, so I am particularly grateful […]

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