Saturday, February 6, 2016
Portsmouth

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Now you’ll be able to order a bubble tea to go with that steak-and-cheese grinder. Empire Tea and Coffee, which has two locations in Newport and one in Middletown, is now branching into Portsmouth. On Jan. 11 the Town Council approved a victualler license to Empire to operate a coffee shop at 2005 East Main Road, where a Subway is...

To the editor: Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Tracy Anthony and the Clements’ Marketplace family, the Beachcomber Restaurant, the Portsmouth Business Association and the local community, along with our many friends and family members who have come forward in a show of support for our daughter, Mary Tobin. Mary is a recent graduate of Salve Regina...

The Portsmouth girls basketball team held on to beat North Kingstown, 42-35, at Portsmouth High School on Friday night. Senior captain Haley Alves led the way scoring 17 points for the Patriots. Junior guard Gabriella DeComo scored 15 and freshman center Kylie Swider netted 7. Swider was a force in the paint as the Patriots defense stifled the Skippers through much of...

PORTSMOUTH — The cost of installing a new camera security system in town is, coincidentally, about how much savings the town is realizing on its property insurance. And the biggest reason for the cost reduction is that the town recently discovered it was still paying property insurance — to the tune of a little over $10,000 a year — on Elmhurst School, which...

A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen features 12 or so cameo performances from some of the area's best talent. Ably stage-managed by The Flying Gaffs, Mike Fischman and Ed McGuirl, the show moves along at a lively pace. Among those performing this year are regulars The Tiffany Rozenas Family Band, Ron Marsh, Greg Ferreira and Friends and The Slackwater...

TIVERTON — Additional details — that could include public financing — about a proposal to locate a 130-acre outlet shopping center at the Tiverton Industrial Park will be discussed between the Town Council and the developer at a Council meeting Monday, Jan. 25. The meeting is currently set for 7 p.m. in Town Hall, but depending upon the level of...

To the editor: Portsmouth will celebrate Project Purple Week, Jan. 25 to 29, along with many other communities across the country and especially here in Newport County — and you can, too! What is Project Purple? In 2011 Chris Herren, the former NBA basketball professional and now a leading advocate for substance abuse prevention and treatment, was speaking to a high school...

PORTSMOUTH — Next time you’re at the transfer station, look around. You may be under the watchful eye of a camera or two. The same goes for Town Hall, Sandy Point Beach and Glen Park. In response to several recent incidents of theft, vandalism and slip-and-falls on municipal property, the town approved the installation of a new camera security system officials say...

PORTSMOUTH — An informational meeting scheduled Saturday, Jan. 23, on proposed rate hikes for the Prudence Island ferry has been cancelled due to forecasts of snow. The Prudence Island Planning Commission (PIPC) was to host the meeting on the rate fare increases proposed by A&R Marine Corp. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hope Brown Center at Farnham...

PORTSMOUTH — Police, firefighters and the state Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged the Maritime Solutions building at 1250 East Main Road Wednesday night. Just after 9 p.m., the Portsmouth Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a building fire at the business, which sells and services inflatable boats and outboard motors. “Responders arrived to find a heavily involved...

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