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Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. per the following schedule: • Tuesday, Oct. 7: Willow Lane and Sprague Street, Bristol Ferry Road to Camara Drive and Mitchell Road, and side streets. • Wednesday, Oct. 8: Bristol Ferry Road from Cherokee Drive to Bayview Avenue,

The Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, gives a blessing to Georgia, a chocolate lab owned by Ken Hileman (left), during Sunday’s morning service. Photo by Jim McGaw.

All creatures great and small blessed in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — They didn’t throw anything into the collection plate, but it didn’t matter. The four-legged friends who came out to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church this weekend were warmly welcomed just like all other parishioners. In honor of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, the church hosted special “Blessing of the Animals” Masses on Saturday

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Portsmouth holds off East Providence in high school football thriller

EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence Townies and Portsmouth Patriots faced off in a thriller Friday night at Pierce Memorial Stadium, a Division I football game that wasn’t decided in the visiting Pats’ favor, 20-14, until the last second. The Townies made well-timed plays in the first half which kept the game close. However, Portsmouth

Northbound drivers on Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth were at a standstill following the accident. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bridge accident snarls Portsmouth, Bristol traffic

PORTSMOUTH — A vehicle accident on the Portsmouth side of the Mt. Hope Bridge late this afternoon created a logjam of traffic on both sides of the span during the height of drivers’ commute home. At about 5:20 p.m. vehicles heading into Portsmouth on the bridge were being diverted by police around a disabled white car


Open houses scheduled in East Bay this weekend

Whether you’re looking for your next home, checking out the competition down the block, or maybe even just looking for some new interior decorating tips, start your search right here with our weekly open house listings. Barrington 83 Walnut Road — Sunday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cottage, 2, 1, $249,000. Residential Properties,

Middletown rescue boat refueling dockside  from fuel truck parked at town dock.

Two rescued, one missing as boat capsizes off Sakonnet Point

Note: This story was updated with additional information at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. LITTLE COMPTON — The Coast Guard and others continue to search for a fisherman who was among three who went overboard when their boat capsized off Sakonnet Point Thursday at about 5:30 p.m. A Coast Guard helicopter pulled two of the men