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Fan favorite Patrick Kiely, a member of the Portsmouth Middle School unified basketball team, reacts to shouts of encouragement from the sidelines.

Portsmouth spreads the word to end the ‘R’ word

Portsmouth spreads the word to end the ‘R’ word

PORTSMOUTH — Basketball players, fellow athletes, classmates and teachers all unified Wednesday afternoon with a common purpose: to rid the community of an ugly word. “This was for our ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ campaign, which is all about ending the use of the ‘R’ word,” said Alex Simeone, coach of the Portsmouth Middle

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 puts spotlight on student achievement

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


Portsmouth Middle School salutes ‘Honest Abe’

PORTSMOUTH — When middle school students gathered inside the gymnasium to unveil its new portrait of President Abraham Lincoln Friday afternoon, they couldn’t have asked for a more fitting keynote speaker. “It’s not every day we have a former chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court here,” said Principal Joseph Amaral in introducing Frank J.


Portsmouth school defended for Smarties e-mail

PORTSMOUTH — The leader of the town’s substance abuse task force has defended Portsmouth Middle School’s e-mail Thursday that warned parents of some students’ habit of snorting or smoking the candy Smarties. The e-mail caused confusion on the part of some parents and was described as “hysterical” by local blogger John McDaid. It’s since gone viral


Portsmouth schools hear concerns over field trip

PORTSMOUTH — A field trip scheduled Monday for seventh- and eight-grade middle school students is not being run by, nor is it financially benefiting, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the chairman of the School Committee said Tuesday night. David Croston made his remarks in response to objections raised by two parents, John and Karen