Saturday, February 13, 2016
Portsmouth

Portsmouth

WESTPORT — It’s not every day you see young girls dancing to a voiceover that references fish fossils, blood cells and losing babies. But that’s what’s happening at Erin Rae’s School of Dance in Westport, where a competitive dance squad is interpreting a somber piece written by Portsmouth author Kelly Kittel and choreographed by Pamela Mateus. “I said to Miss Pam, ‘Can...

PORTSMOUTH — “Broadway From Then ’Til Now 6,” a concert of Broadway show tunes, old and new, is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Portsmouth High School auditorium, Education Lane. All proceeds benefit the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF), Looking Upwards and other local causes. This community event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10...

To the editor: An open letter to Senators John McCain and Jack Reed … I begin this letter by complementing both of you for your ability to work together for the greater good of our country.  It also heartens me that the two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are veterans. As a decorated war veteran, I am also pleased...

To the editor: The adoption of solar energy is on the rise in Rhode Island. In June 2015, we announced the increase in solar opportunities following the success of Solarize Rhode Island. At that time, Gov. Raimondo said that she wanted to see community solar campaigns continue to grow across our state. Today, we have added seven new communities, including Foster,...

PORTSMOUTH — If you skated as a member of Portsmouth High School’s very first varsity hockey team 30 years ago, head down to the Portsmouth Abbey rink Friday night, Feb. 5. At its 7:30 p.m. matchup against South Kingstown, the team will recognize any members of the original squad during a celebration of the school hockey program’s 30th anniversary. Some members of...

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police reports from over the past week. Friday, Jan. 29 Eric J. Moreira, 37, of 1278 West Main Road, was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. for domestic assault. The charge stems from an incident first reported on Dec. 2, when a middle school student told police that Mr. Moreira had been abusive toward...

PORTSMOUTH — Twenty-four teams armed with rubber balls, creative names and a will to win took to the hardcourt Friday night to see who would be crowned the winner of the second annual Project Purple Dodgeball Tournament. When the dust settled in the high school gym, one team came out of the contest unscathed: Five Shades of Grey, a student...

To the editor: February is Love the Bus Month. The annual campaign by the American School Bus Council aims to recognize school bus drivers across the country for their dedication to provide safe student transportation every day. At First Student, we want to take this opportunity to thank our drivers and monitors for their commitment to the students in their care....

To the editor: The recent Portsmouth school system professional development day on Jan. 29 that focused on technology was a huge success on many levels. Superintendent Ana C. Riley greeted teachers, administrators, school board members, paraprofessionals and clerical staff members at Portsmouth High School. Assistant Superintendent Thomas Kenworthy, program host, led the event in a professional and warm manner. The keynote speaker,...

Emery H. Pineo, 40, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved son of Emery G. Pineo, III and Lindsey (Knight) Pineo of Little Compton. Emery was born in Providence and earned his certificate of attendance at the age of 21 from the...

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