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Vincent Downs-Honey came in fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Portsmouth fares well in state swim meet

Portsmouth fares well in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School fared better than any other Division II boys’ team in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown University. The Patriots scored 144 points came in sixth place overall as a team in the competition, which was won by Hendricken. Portsmouth’s Ben Steen came in second place in the 50-yard freestyle.

Portsmouth High’s Greta Scott sticks the landing during the long jump finals. She took second place in the 300-meter run. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth girl takes 2nd in 300 at states

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Greta Scott took second place in the 300-meter run in the 2015 State Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. Scott’s time was 42.03, about a second behind first-place winner Quashira McIntosh of Hope. La Salle’s boys’ and girls’ teams both won the state

Junior Haley Alves struggles for rebounding position following a free throw. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth girls advance in D-I playoffs

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team kept its Division-I playoff hopes alive with a convincing 54-44 victory over Westerly at home Saturday afternoon. Westerly was 2-16 coming into the D-I preliminary round matchup against the 7-11 Patriots. Portsmouth led by only 2 points at halftime, 23-21, but outscored the Bulldogs in the

Patriots' senior guard Evan Moore works around Middletown defenders. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth falls to Islanders in D-II playoff hoops

PORTSMOUTH — It was a reversal of fortune for the Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ basketball team Saturday night against its island rivals. Earlier this month, the Patriots upset Middletown High School in a tight contest at home, 56-53. But in another close one in the Division II preliminary round on the road Saturday, Portsmouth came out


Westport home offers plenty of space, pond views

South Westport is the setting for this modern home with deeded water rights on a private cul-de-sac. Built in 1992, the large contemporary at 9 Ivy Meadows Lane in Westport, Mass., has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms within more than 3,300 square feet of living space. On the banks of Devol Pond, the property has

Portsmouth Marine 2 crashes through ice as it returns to East Passage Yachting Center after searching for a bridge jumper this afternoon. Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Fire Department.

Icy conditions hampered search for bridge jumper

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — Several fire department boats were unable to respond to a report of a jumper off the Mt. Hope Bridge today due to the icy conditions in Narragansett Bay. The search for an unidentified man who witnesses saw jumping from the span’s north side has not turned up anything as of late this afternoon. The

Seen here looking from Portsmouth southeast down the river toward Tiverton and Little Compton, ice covers the Sakonnet shore to shore Friday afternoon.

Ice blocks the Sakonnet River

Ice covered the Sakonnet River shore-to-shore Friday, the first time that has happened in several years. At around the south end of Gould Island, a virtually unbroken sheet of ice  reached from Nanaquaket in Tiverton to the west end of Park Avenue in Portsmouth. That ice appeared to reach south a considerable distance down the

A U.S. Coast Guard boat searches the waters beneath the Mt. Hope Bridge shortly before 2 p.m. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Search on for Mt. Hope Bridge jumper

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The U.S. Coast Guard along with fire department and police units from Bristol and Portsmouth are searching for a person who reportedly jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge this afternoon. A “confirmed jumper” was reported from the north side of the span sometime after 1 p.m. The Marine 1 boat out of Bristol was

Laurie Davidson Spaner, a daughter of the late Dr. Robert A. Davidson, performs at the “Broadway From Then ’Til Now” concert on Feb. 1 Photo by Jim McGaw.

Letter: ‘Broadway From Then ’Til Now’ a big success!

To the editor: The fifth concert in memory of Dr. Robert A. Davidson, a Portsmouth resident and dentist in Tiverton, was held on a cold night in February and was a wonderful night of entertainment. Produced and directed by Craig Spaner, Dr. Davidson’s son-in-law and Laurie Davidson Spaner, his daughter, the show was a wonderful