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Rep. Dennis M. Canario (third from right) presents a $5,000 legislative grant to Ray Davis of the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition at a ceremony attended by other members of the Coalition.

Portsmouth Prevention Coalition gets $5,000 grant

Portsmouth Prevention Coalition gets $5,000 grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition was recently awarded a $5,000 grant that will be used to increase its coordinator’s hours to 20 per week. Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) presented the legislative grant to assist with the continuing work of the coalition study. The funds will be used to

This graphic from the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition’s latest substance abuse needs assessment survey shows the percentage of students who indicated they consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.

Portsmouth panelists tackle underage drinking

PORTSMOUTH — Underage alcohol use is on the rise in Portsmouth and social media is making it easier than ever for kids to find a drinking party, Portsmouth police representatives told a gathering at Town Hall Wednesday. The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition hosted the community discussion on underage drinking that was led by six panelists. Alcohol


Survey: Alcohol still drug of choice for Portsmouth youth

PORTSMOUTH — The latest results from a town-wide survey on substance abuse has reinforced something the coordinator of the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition says he already knew: “We’ve got a very serious problem in Portsmouth,” said Ray Davis of the Coalition, a non-profit group focused on substance abuse prevention issues in the town. “I mean the Town

Prevention groups praise Portsmouth, Tiverton bus drivers

 PORTSMOUTH — In a cramped upstairs meeting room at First Student Bus Co. Tuesday morning, many of the 30 or so drivers and aides sitting before Ray Davis nodded along when he described how quickly kids let their guard down when they board their yellow coaches. “I don’t know why, but I think for some reason

Internationally recognized human performance expert John Underwood will speak at Portsmouth High School on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

John Underwood to speak in Portsmouth Feb. 26

PORTSMOUTH — John Underwood, an internationally recognized human performance expert, will be in town at the end of the month to introduce Portsmouth’s athletic directors, coaches, parents and students to his innovative “Life of an Athlete” (LOA) program, now used by more than 700 colleges and universities and thousands of schools in 39 states. LOA, which

The Portsmouth Garden Club decorated Legion Park (pictured), the World War I Monument and the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center.

Portsmouth splashes on a coat of purple

PORTSMOUTH — Have you noticed Portsmouth flashing its “purple power” this week? The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition’s week-long community-wide anti-substance abuse awareness campaign, Project Purple, runs through Friday, Jan. 31. Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, a Fall River native and former NBA basketball player whose


Portsmouth to parade its ‘purple power’

PORTSMOUTH — The town will be flashing a lot of purple pride next week. The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition is launching a community-wide anti-substance abuse awareness campaign, Project Purple, which will run from Jan. 27 to 31. Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, a Fall River


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

Graphic shows use of various types of substances by grade level.

Survey: Half of Portsmouth High seniors have smoked pot

PORTSMOUTH — The rise of medicinal marijuana centers and the recent decriminalization of the drug were cited as potential reasons Tuesday night for why so many high school students admit to smoking pot in a substance abuse survey presented to the School Committee. According to the report, prepared by John Mattson Consulting for the Portsmouth Prevention