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Letter: Please review bus safety tips with children

Letter: Please review bus safety tips with children

Above: School buses are lined up at Portsmouth First Student on East Main Road. To the editor: In just a matter of weeks, yellow school buses filled with children will be heading back to school. With the new school year just around the corner, First Student would like to remind everyone to stay alert as more

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New principal at Portsmouth’s St. Philomena excited about future

Above: Brian Cordeiro, principal of St. Philomena School, in the school’s new library/technology center, which is scheduled to open Sept. 20. This wing of the school previously served as a sisters’ convent. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year Brian Cordeiro, principal of Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School in Cranston for the previous five

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Portsmouth Pee Wees to follow Pats onto Gillette field

Above: Portsmouth Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee head coach Marc Mello leads his team during practice at Portsmouth High School Monday night. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — This is one childhood boast that few kids ages 9 to 12 could top. Thursday night’s NFL pre-season matchup between the Super Bowl championship-winning New England

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Portsmouth names ‘Sully’ new school resource officer

Above: Officer Scott Sullivan, here posing last year with toys donated for the local gift drive he leads, starts his new job as school resource officer on Aug. 19. PORTSMOUTH — Police Officer Scott Sullivan has been selected to be Portsmouth’s school resource officer and will begin his new position on Aug. 19, according to Town Administrator

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Another loud party in Portsmouth’s King’s Grant neighborhood

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police reports from over the past week. Tuesday, Aug. 4 Alexander B. Courchaine, 21, of 88 Cove St., Portsmouth, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) shortly after midnight. Police stopped his car on Route 24 northbound at Hummocks Avenue because it was being operated erratically,

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Plan in works to ‘goatscape’ Portsmouth dog park site

Above: The Herd of Hope at Laurel Hill MicroFarm helps clear property through “goatscaping.” This photo was taken from the Laurel Hill MicroFarm Facebook page. PORTSMOUTH — Talk about animals helping animals. The Town Council tonight, Aug. 11, will hear a plan to use a herd of goats to clear a portion of an overgrown site at

The East Bay Lady Bulldogs won their third straight softball tournament recently.

East Bay softball team wins third straight tourney

The East Bay Bay Lady Bulldogs won their third softball tournament championship in a row recently. Timely hitting from Maddy Cox, Kaylee Feather, Hannah Gibson, Alex Marinelli and Ali Levada combined with excellent defense and impressive pitching performances by Lauren Conley, Katrina Kelley and Paige Concannon to help the Lady Bulldogs win the Rockem Shockem tournament

24 Bay Road in Barrington is for sale for $529,000.

Open Houses: 31 homes in the East Bay this weekend

Check out these open houses, taking place this weekend in the East Bay. Listings are organized by: Address, Date, Time, Home style, Beds, Baths, Price, Agency, Agent, Phone # Barrington 3 Donald Ross Road, Sunday, Aug. 9, 11 am-12:30 pm, Contemporary, 3, 2.5, $699,000, Residential Properties, Bonni Koppelman, 401-245-9600 30 Broadview Drive, Sunday, Aug. 9, 11

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State Police, DEM announce increased water DUI patrols

PROVIDENCE — State Police, DEM increase effort to curb intoxicated boating Marine Units teams from both groups increase presence on waterways. The Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement recently announced Marine Units from both groups will be patrolling the waterways throughout