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Letter: Thanks for supporting Mistletoe Madness

Letter: Thanks for supporting Mistletoe Madness

To the editor: On behalf of Friends of the Glen Manor House, I want to thank all of those that attended our first Mistletoe Madness event on Dec. 5. For 39 years, our annual Holly Ball was the opening to the holiday season, but we decided to change the design of the evening to be


Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

PORTSMOUTH — A male driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road Thursday night. The Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a serious accident in the area of 507 Middle Road at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. Two ambulances and

Firefighter Dennis Canario, Jr., Firefighter Ethan Delaney and Lt. Brendan Martin (from left) try out the new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Portsmouth firefighters acquire improved breathing apparatus

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has acquired new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that firefighters say represents a significant upgrade from their current inventory. The protective equipment was purchased with funds received from the FEMA “Assistance to Firefighters Grant” awarded to the department earlier this year, according to Deputy Chief Michael P. O’Brien. “The new units,

22 Cedar Ave., Barrington

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands across the East Bay recently: Barrington 7 Riverside Drive — $880,000 39 Richmond Ave. — $269,900 483 Maple Ave. — $257,000 22 Cedar Ave. — $1,100,000 East Providence 259 Dover Ave. — $21,500 11 Benedict St. — $147,500 85 Middle St. — $149,862 39 Richfield Ave. — $258,000 104

Tiverton’s Stone Bridge abutment plans buffeted

Delay, deterioration mean plans need to be redrawn  TIVERTON — Already twice delayed, the Stone Bridge abutment renovation project has encountered another obstacle that officials believe will cause further delays, and inconvenience. “It’s a change of conditions from what most people are expecting to hear,” Town Administrator Matt Wojcek told the Tiverton Town Council at

Officer Scott Sullivan with some of the gifts to be donated that were stockpiled at the police station Tuesday. Many gifts have already been delivered to local families, and more donations come in every day. “This isn’t even close to all of it,” he says. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth police spread holiday cheer to needy families

PORTSMOUTH — “People don’t think there’s a need in Portsmouth, but look around you,” says Police Officer Scott Sullivan, pointing to the wide variety of items filling the police station’s break room Tuesday afternoon. Lava lamps, pajamas, rubber dinosaurs, piles of gift cards, a Casio keyboard, sweatshirts, snow boots, sporting equipment and many more items are


Gaetano Polselli, 83, Portsmouth

Gaetano Polselli, 83, of Portsmouth, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 11, 2014. He was the husband of Maureen (Arruda) Polselli. Born in Fall River on May 15, 1931, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Mary (Maccarone) Polselli. Mr. Polselli grew up in Fall River and graduated

Portsmouth police patch

Portsmouth police: Dunkin’ Donuts worker stole purse

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Wednesday, Dec. 10 Korby M. LeBlanc, 31, of 1156 Anthony Road, was charged with possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV, IV after the car she was driving was stopped in the area of Anthony Road and Lakeville Avenue at

Members of the Concert Choir perform under the direction of Gael Berberick and featuring accompaniment by Kristine Langello. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth High band, chorus spread musical cheer (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Music Department concluded the second part of its Winter Celebration Concert Series Monday night with performances by the Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir and Symphonic Band. The singers and musicians got the capacity crowd into the spirit of the season with performances of songs such as “Sleigh Ride,” “All I Want