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Portsmouth Fire Department wins $15,545 grant

Portsmouth Fire Department wins $15,545 grant

Above: Lt. Brendan Martin of the Portsmouth Fire Department. PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has won a $15,545 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). This is the third consecutive year the department has been awarded an AFG grant. In total, the department has received more than $236,000 in

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Countryside Children’s Center in Portsmouth celebrates 25 years

Above: Gabby Tryon splashes down at the bottom of the waterslide at Countryside Children’s Center last week. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — Even though it’s been around for 25 years, it’s still one of the best-kept secrets in Portsmouth. “A lot of people don’t even know we’re here,” said Lori Corbishley, co-owner of Countryside Children’s Center,


Portsmouth revaluation inspections start next month

PORTSMOUTH — Data collectors will be visiting all town buildings starting next month as part of the state-mandated full revaluation program. The Town of Portsmouth has hired Vision Government Solutions Inc. to complete the revaluation, according to a press release sent out today from Matthew A. Helfand, the town’s tax assessor/collector. The reassessment project will establish

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Sakonnet swimmer shines at YMCA nationals

LITTLE COMPTON — 16-year old Little Compton swimmer Vincent Downs-Honey, the state’s lone representatives at the 2015 YMCA National Championships in Indianapolis, returned from the Aug. 3-7 meet with a brace of personal best performances. The Portsmouth High School junior swims for the Newport Wahoos swim team and was accompanied to the meet by Wahoos

Drifting tugs corralled on Mount Hope Bay

MOUNT HOPE BAY — The Coast Guard and local agencies responded late Tuesday to two tugboats  adrift on Mount Hope Bay near Fall River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole were notified by a good samaritan at 9:07 p.m. that the tugs Puma and David McAllister were unmanned and adrift in Mount Hope Bay, less

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Portsmouth man charged with 3rd domestic assault

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Monday, Aug. 10 Erin K. Campion, 35, of 273 Bristol Ferry Road, was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct following a 10:21 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at her home. Tuesday, Aug. 11 Bryan A. Carbajal, 24,

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Portsmouth Pee Wees storm Gillette (photos)

Above: Portsmouth Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee quarterback Carson Conheeny finds room to run against Sandwich, Mass. Photo courtesy of New England Patriots/David Silverman. PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee team enjoyed the thrill of a lifetime last Thursday when they got to play during halftime of the New England Patriots/Green Bay Packers pre-season

Letter: Plagiarism charge looks like witch-hunt

To the editor: In reference to the Aug, 13, 2015 article, “Former principal accused of plagiarism,” and having no knowledge of the incident other than what was put forth in the article, I may be making the wrong assumption but on the surface this looks like a “witch-hunt” to me. Were his words biased, prejudicial,