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Portsmouth FD called to house fire, finds party instead

Portsmouth FD called to house fire, finds party instead

PORTSMOUTH — For some people, even Juno is a reason to party. As the blizzard picked up steam Monday night, the Portsmouth Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on Green Street in Island Park. But when they got there, they found something else. “Engines 1, 2, 3, Squad 1, Car 1, and Car 2 arrived

Neal Belliveau of the Portsmouth Department of Public Works mixes sand and salt in anticipation of the blizzard Monday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth’s plea: Stay off the roads

PORTSMOUTH — First, the cancellations: All public schools in Portsmouth are closed Tuesday and all after-school or nighttime activities tonight have been canceled. Bradley School, Pennfield School, St. Philomela School, Portsmouth Abbey, Island Child Care Center, Island Day School and Countryside Children’s Center are also closed Tuesday. Town Hall and the transfer station will be closed Tuesday

A plow makes its way down Water Street one snowy afternoon past.

Schools closed across East Bay Tuesday

In an announcement that surprises no one, school districts throughout the East Bay have cancelled classes for Tuesday. Barrington, Bristol-Warren, East Providence, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Westport have all announced schools will be closed Tuesday. Most afternoon activities Monday are also cancelled as snow has already begun to fall across the region. A major blizzard

Sarah A. Casper Phillips, 88, Portsmouth, and Tiverton

Sarah A. (Leach) Casper Phillips, 88, formerly of Fall River, Portsmouth, and Tiverton, wife of the late Ernest Casper and Charles Phillips, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1943, and former seamstress, she was an active member of the former St. John Episcopal Church, having served on

Portsmouth High School senior Greta Scott competes in the long jump finals at Providence Career & Technical Academy Saturday. She came in sixth place. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth takes 5th in girls’ track championships

PORTSMOUTH — Senior Abbey Cousens took top honors in the weight throw event and Portsmouth High School came in fifth place in the Bayha Division indoor girls’ track championship held Saturday in Providence. La Salle Academy dominated the day, rolling up 157 points, with the Patriots finishing with 30 points in the competition held at Providence