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Trout tactics: That opening day (Saturday) catch is no accident

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  News, Things to Do  /  No Comments

DEM Fish and Wildlife employee Sigbjorn Sigurdsson releases a net-full of hatchery-grown rainbow trout into Tiverton's Stafford Pond last week.

It doesn’t look all that scientific, backing a truck up to Stafford Pond and shooting fat rainbow trout out a hose by the hundred. But plenty of science and thought went into it before state Department of Environmental crews did just that in recent weeks, says Pete Angelone. “Time it wrong, put them in the […]

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Police: Patron stole money bag from Portsmouth bar

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are the highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Monday, March 31 Police received a report from the town’s Department of Public Works of illegal dumping at the Weaver Cove boat ramp. Police said they found discarded wood and tires in the parking lot, but there were no identifying […]

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Alexander Charles Stowe, 89, Prudence Island

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Alexander Charles Stowe, 89, of Prudence Island, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Mr. Stowe was born in Providence, the son of Charles and Stasia Chrostowski of Providence. Mr. Stowe enlisted into the Navy at the age of 17 and served as a member of the 8th Special Battalion USNCB fighting in the Aleutian Islands […]

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Portsmouth defeats Tiverton in girls’ lacrosse

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The Patriots' Grace Cavanagh advances the ball downfield.

TIVERTON — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team soundly defeated Tiverton Friday by a score of 17-6. The Patriots beat Cranston in their first game of the season, 14-6, bringing their record to 2-0 in Division II. The 12-team division is strong this year, with Narragansett, Classical, Lincoln and Middletown all vying for the […]

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Mary Ann Miranda dies at 86

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

Mary Ann “Marwee” Miranda, 86, of 47-1/2 Cliff Drive, Bristol, died Sunday, April 6 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Ricardo and Deolinda (Medeiros) Miranda. Ms. Marwee was a graduate of Colt Memorial High […]

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Letter: Council meeting should have been public

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor, The Portsmouth Town Council met with four representatives of the Department of Environmental Management in executive session on April 1 to discuss the department’s order to construct a sewer system in the Island Park and Portsmouth Park communities. The council decided to meet with the DEM representatives in executive session under the […]

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Portsmouth pooch photo takes 2nd in AAA contest

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

This photo of Radar snapped at Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, N.H. is featured on the spine of the 16th edition of “Traveling With Your Pet/the AAA PetBook.”

PORTSMOUTH — If it’s a dog’s life, as the saying goes, then the life of one lucky Welsh Corgi is about to get even better. Radar, a photogenic pet from Portsmouth, is the second-place winner of this year’s national AAA PetBook Photo Contest. AAA Southern New England will present prizes and a check to Radar and […]

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Rep. Canario named deputy majority leader

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Rep. Dennis M. Canario

PROVIDENCE — Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed a deputy majority leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The appointment was announced this week by Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello. As a deputy majority leader, Rep. Canario is a member of the House leadership team and […]

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Letter: Infrastructure bills are fair, equitable

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: Article 20 of the fiscal year 2012 (state) budget will not help the economy nor create jobs. It would also cause the state to lose anywhere from $15 to $30 million in lost state tax revenue due to lost tourism and lost business. House Bill 7432 and Senate Bill 2335, the infrastructure […]

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Portsmouth working to put end to sewers edict

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are working toward an agreement that would ultimately put an end to talk of sewers in Portsmouth. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it was discharging contaminated storm water from the two neighborhoods — […]

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