Sunday, February 14, 2016
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PORTSMOUTH — Project Purple Week, which was initiated by Portsmouth’s own Chris Herren of the nonprofit Herren Project to raise awareness about making healthy choices, kicked off Monday with a variety of activities in town. Students in elementary grades all received Project Purple bracelets, decorated their classroom doors and made “I Am” posters. “I Am” is the week’s slogan and...

PORTSMOUTH — There’s a new yoga studio in town. Shunya Studio, a yoga and lifestyle boutique, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 104 Clock Tower Square, off West Main Road. Shunya Studio is a collaboration between Patti Doyle, owner of Thames Street Yoga in Newport; Kyla Maher, who owns Long Time Sun Apparel in Newport; and Danielle Rinaldi,...

PORTSMOUTH — Sandy Point Beach and Wapping Road will be included among the legs of the multi-sport Race the State event scheduled in Rhode Island on Sunday, Aug. 7. The Town Council Monday night unanimously approved a request by event organizer Hugh Piggin of Manuka Sports Event Management of Middletown to include Portsmouth in the race, which will be made up...

PORTSMOUTH — The company contracted to dismantle the town’s broken wind turbine and build another one in its place got a head start on the job today. Wind Energy Development (WED) of North Kingstown were at Portsmouth High School Monday, staging heavy equipment at the site several days ahead of schedule. On Jan. 11 WED owner Mark DePasquale told the Town Council that...

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Winter storm Jonas forced the Prudence Island Planning Commission (PIPC) to cancel its informational meeting regarding A&R Marine Corp’s proposed ferry rate increase, but the group will give it another go this Saturday, Jan. 30. The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hope Brown Center on Farnham Farm, Prudence Island. A representative of the...

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...

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