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Portsmouth Prevention Coalition graphic shows substance abuse usage among local public school students by grade.

Portsmouth drug task force pleads for $25,000

Portsmouth drug task force pleads for $25,000

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s substance abuse task force has identified the problems facing many local students when it comes to drugs and alcohol. According to two comprehensive district-wide surveys conducted in 2013 and 2014, about half the student population is involved in some sort of substance abuse, whether it’s alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills or other drugs.

1 Phillips St., Barrington

Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open house are scheduled around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 1 Phillips St. — Sunday, Jan 11, 1-3 p.m. Colonial 4, 4, $549,000. RE/MAX River’s Edge, Deb Almeida, 401-556-5017. 33 Meadowbrook Drive — Sunday, Jan 11,, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2, $574,000. Residential Properties, Ceci Sartos, 401-245-9600. 77 Prospect St.

193 Cromwell Drive, Portsmouth

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands around the East Bay in recent weeks: Barrington 400 New Meadow Road — $429,326 28 Washington Road — $300,000 18 Lorraine St. — $226,142 180 Bay Spring Ave. — $57,500 552 Middle Highway — $510,000 305 Sowams Road — $204,000 Portsmouth 193 Cromwell Drive — $650,000 34 Cedar Ave.

Harry W. Robinson, 94, Little Compton

Harry W. Robinson, 94, of Little Compton, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.  He was the husband of the late Clementine J. (James) “Clemy” Robinson. Born in Boston, a son of the late Clarence H. and Florence (Pitman) Robinson, he spent his youth in Hudson, Mass., resided in Swansea from 1955 to 1960, lived in Needham


Flu on the rise: DOH recommends shots

The mercury is dropping, and the instances of flu are on the rise. The Rhode Island Department of Health has declared the flu widespread, and is urging Rhode Islanders to get flu shots. “Flu is here in Rhode Island, and all signs indicate that this flu season is expected to be more severe than those


Arctic blast to bring frigid temps Wednesday

The season’s first taste of arctic weather will move into the East Bay late Wednesday through Thursday morning, bringing with it single-digit temperatures and a wind chill well below zero. The National Weather Service is predicting the blast of arctic air out of Northern Canada will send temperatures plummeting beginning Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures are expected

Letter: Drug prevention workshop in Portsmouth Wednesday

To the editor: The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition is charged by the State of Rhode Island and chartered by the Portsmouth Town Council to advise and initiate substance abuse prevention activities in the Town of Portsmouth. That role is an important connection between residents struggling with substance abuse related issues, adolescents in like situations and their