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The mast of the 17-foot black carbon fiber catamaran was inches away from the top of the Pennfield School gym roof.

Advanced show-and-tell at Portsmouth school

Advanced show-and-tell at Portsmouth school

PORTSMOUTH — Rigging a sleek 17-foot, black carbon fiber catamaran in the Pennfield School’s gymnasium Wednesday morning was the starting point for the most radical show-and-tell any of the students had ever seen. Part of a “Knowledge Object” experiment where an item is analyzed with the help of professionals who either create or used the item,

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently around the East Bay: Barrington 10 Manning Drive — $283,500 East Providence 72 Boyd Ave. — $600,000 2720 Pawtucket Ave. — $144,000 32-34 Woodward Ave. — $90,000 35 Boyden Blvd. — $145,000 138 Ivy St. — $147,000 29 Planet Ave. — $240,000 53 Temple Drive — $185,000 94

Katherine O’Neill (left) and Grace Cloutier perform a piece inspired by Psalm 23 at St. Philomena School. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Harpists share music and meditation in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — St. Philomena School students Friday were treated to an “Advent Harp Meditation” program featuring the soothing sounds of Grace Cloutier and Katherine O’Neill. Ms. Cloutier is a world-renowned harpist who has performed for former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and headlined a program at Carnegie Hall in June. “Grace

Letter: RhodeMap RI plan raises real concerns

To the editor: In a recently published opinion piece in defense of the RhodeMap RI plan that has come increasingly under attack, Neil Steinberg of the Rhode Island Foundation and Marcel Valois of Commerce RI said that “for over a decade, Rhode Islanders have called for an economic development vision, plan and most importantly action.”


Letter: Portsmouth firefighters always there for Prudence

Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Town Administrator John Klimm in regards to a fatal house fire that took place on Prudence Island in October. To the editor: On the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD) was dispatched to Ross Avenue, on Prudence Island, for a reported house

A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day a toll was collected.

Portsmouth to appeal dismissal of toll lawsuit

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth plans to appeal last week’s court ruling that dismissed the town’s lawsuit over the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, according to Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux last week set aside the lawsuit filed by the town in April 2013, saying it was moot because the


Leanne Gablinske

Leanne (Pocharski) Gablinske,  47, of Portsmouth, died after a short illness on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, surrounded by her friends and loving family at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Salem, Mass., Leanne was the daughter of the late Marvin and Alicia (Piasecki) Pocharski. Her family later moved to Maine, where she attended

Dissatisfied by the lack of revenue generated by the Melville Campground operations, the Town Council decided last spring to put the management operations out to bid.

Portsmouth selects Melville Campground operator

PORTSMOUTH — WP Management Group, LLC, which owns and operates Whispering Pines Campground in Hope Valley and the Ashaway RV Resort, was unanimously selected by the Town Council Monday night to run the Melville Ponds Campground operations. Dissatisfied by the lack of revenue being generated by the town-owned campground, the council decided last spring to heed