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Fund-raisers planned for Portsmouth teen with Lyme

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Jesse Betts, as he appeared at age 14. His mother says he no longer enjoys being photographed.

PORTSMOUTH — Jesse Betts was once such a healthy and active kid, he could hardly be contained. “He was always hyper and very social. You couldn’t keep him in the house. He wanted to be a professional bodybuilder,” says his mom, Christina Travers-Chaplin. But due to Lyme disease and related complications, she says Jesse now […]

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Portsmouth queried about talks with DEM over sewers

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The nature of recent talks between the town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) over the town’s septic issues in Island Park and Portsmouth Park was a source of contention at Monday’s Town Council meeting. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it […]

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Portsmouth Girl Scouts get OK for archery at Glen Park

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

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PORTSMOUTH — There will be arrows flying in Glen Park May 16-17, but don’t expect the town to make a habit of allowing archery there. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to grant a special permit for the Portsmouth Girl Scouts to offer archery at the park during its annual Service Unit Camp Out, despite […]

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Letter: PHS Drama Club’s take on The Bard was magical

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

Portsmouth High School students (from left) Nicole Pelletier, Liam Bixby and Josh Raymo rehearse a scene for “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”

To the editor: Last night the Portsmouth High School Drama Club finished a three night run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Chris Fielding. For eight weeks over 20 students of Portsmouth High studied, rehearsed and embodied the classic Shakespeare play. For the bargain price of $5 the audience was treated to a contemporary […]

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Frank Silvia Sr., 91, Westport

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Frank Silvia Sr., 91, of Westport, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at The Highlander in Fall River. He was the husband of Mariana (Pavao) Silvia. Born in Fall River, son of the late August and Josephine (Oliveira) Silvia, he had resided in Westport for most of his life. A veteran of World War […]

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PHS baseball team downs North Kingstown

By   /  April 13, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Patriots shortstop Evan Moore beats a North Kingstown runner to second base as he throws to first for a double play. Neil Powell is at right.

PORTSMOUTH — Solid pitching and timely hits powered the Portsmouth Patriots varsity baseball team to an impressive 4-1 victory against North Kingstown at home Thursday. Pitcher Sam McNally went the distance on the hill, yielding nine hits but no earned runs. He struck out four batters and walked two in seven innings of work. The Skippers’ […]

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Anglers seek first bite at Melville in Portsmouth (photos)

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Parker Daigle, 9, waits for a bite in the upper pond at Melville Campground Saturday morning. Gilmore Salamon is in the background.

PORTSMOUTH — Opening-day anglers made the Melville Ponds Campground a busy place Saturday morning. They cast lines from the shore, by boat and even by kayak for the opening of trout season, which began at dawn. Bob and Deborah Palmer come every year, but said this opening day was among the best ever. Fishing from a […]

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Portsmouth library seeks historical items

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth Free Public Library assistant Erin Young reads to a group of children during a story hour in the children's room on Tuesday. It’s just one of the many programs the library offers young children.

PORTSMOUTH — Have an old postcard of the former Bristol Ferry Wharf that your grandmother left behind? Or how about a snapshot of revelers at the former amusement park before the 1938 Hurricane? Don’t let them sit around gathering dust, abandoned and forgotten. Share them with the world. You can do just that by turning the […]

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A night of Americana music with Red Eye Flight

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Formed in 2005, Red Eye Flight’s music is founded on strong vocal harmonies, incorporating electric and acoustic instrumentation to create soundscapes that are evocative of this country, from western highways to the open ocean. WHERE: Mabel’s Studio at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown WHEN: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 COST: $15 […]

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Hurt snowy owl gets ferry ride to hospital

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Ariana Mouradjian of the Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island olds the injured Prudence Island snowy owl. Heather Simmons photo.

The snowy owl no doubt flew its way onto Prudence Island but last week the injured bird needed the ferry to get back to the mainland. Tiverton resident Heather Simmons said that a Prudence Islander found the owl last week. It first seemed that the owl’s wing was broken — the bird was certainly unable […]

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