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PHS Principal Robert Littlefield, playing on the PSD Admin team, was one of the more animated competitors on the court. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

In Portsmouth: ‘Ready, set … dodgeball!’ (Gallery)

In Portsmouth: ‘Ready, set … dodgeball!’ (Gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council member Michael Buddemeyer forgot to duck. Playing for Purple Reign — a team of council and School Committee members, he was up against the LC All Stars, made up of Portsmouth High School students from Little Compton. Council member or no council member, this was dodge ball, and those kids from Little

The sign outside Town Hall is adorned with purple lights. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth painted purple to support prevention efforts

PORTSMOUTH — Once again, Portsmouth is flashing its purple power this week to show its support of efforts in town to keep kids off drugs and alcohol. Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, officially got underway Monday but was shoveled under the snow by Hugo for

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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

Ryan McVicker defends against a North Providence player. The Patriots' Chris Carpenzano is in the background.

Portsmouth boys show grit in double-OT loss

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve never seen a happier coach after a loss. Joe Occhi was all smiles after his Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to North Providence, 81-79, in a wild double-overtime thriller Friday night at home. While most coaches may have considered the loss heartbreaking, Mr. Occhi was elated by his team’s never-give-up

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

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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

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