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Portsmouth touts upgrades at Sandy Point Beach

Portsmouth touts upgrades at Sandy Point Beach

Above: “I think it’s safe and it’s quiet and it’s clean,” Tim Dunbar, beach manager, says of town-owned Sandy Point Beach. PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is hoping that its new-and-improved Sandy Point Beach will have people flocking there like gulls this summer. The town-owned property has implemented several changes at the beach this year in

Vernon Gorton Jr. marches in the Procession of Saint Anthony during the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in July of last year. Mr. Gorton was a lifetime member of the club.

Portsmouth attorney worked right up until the end

Above: Vernon Gorton Jr. marches in the Procession of Saint Anthony during the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in July of last year. Mr. Gorton was a lifetime member of the club. PORTSMOUTH — On the night of May 11 attorney Vernon Gorton Jr. stood before the Portsmouth Town Council, doing something

Letter: Portsmouth Prevention Coalition does good work

To the editor: There were a couple of letters written to the Portsmouth Times recently regarding marijuana issues and opinions on which the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition was referenced. Those articles were “Pot legalization is last nail in the coffin” by Kathleen Melvin and “Writer’s case against marijuana flawed” by John McDaid. As the coordinator of

Vernon L. Gorton Jr., 59, Portsmouth

Vernon L. Gorton Jr., 59, of Portsmouth, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I. after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Beverly (Correia) Gorton for the last 24 years. Born on Nov. 15, 1955, in Fall River, he was the son of Anna E. (Sullivan) Gorton

The Donahue family of Portsmouth participated in the Mother’s Day Road Race which raised funds for migraine research. In the back row from left are Clara, Gabriella and Gerry Donohue. In the front row from left are Lucas, Alexia, Elias, Nicoli and Antonio Donohue.

Portsmouth clan runs for migraine research

Above: The Donahue family of Portsmouth participated in the Mother’s Day Road Race which raised funds for migraine research. In the back row from left are Clara, Gabriella and Gerry Donohue. In the front row from left are Lucas, Alexia, Elias, Nicoli and Antonio Donohue. Photo provided by Blink of an Eye Photography. PORTSMOUTH — Eight members

The Jesus Andujar Percussion Ensemble is among the artists who have performed for Common Fence Music’s “Connecting the Beats” program, which is a recipient of a Rhode Island Foundation Grant.

Portsmouth benefits from R.I. Foundation grants

Above: The Jesus Andujar Percussion Ensemble is among the artists who have performed for Common Fence Music’s “Connecting the Beats” program, which is a recipient of a Rhode Island Foundation Grant. PORTSMOUTH — Local residents will benefit from more than $200,000 in grants awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation. The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County

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Portsmouth dog park group wants your vote

PORTSMOUTH — The volunteer group that’s planning the town’s first off-leash dog park is urging residents to help them win a $100,000 grant toward making the project a reality. According to the Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee, the town has been nominated for a chance to win the large grant in PetSafe’s fifth annual “Bark for

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