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Portsmouth dog owner cited after neighborhood attack

PORTSMOUTH — The owner of three unleashed dogs that attacked a leashed dog on Saturday has been cited by police, and a vicious dog hearing will be convened at some point. On the morning of …
Checkmate for Portsmouth Middle School chess team
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School chess team, coached by John DiGangi and Gregg Purdy, recently completed a … Read More
Grant helps increase capacity at student-run farm
PORTSMOUTH — The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust (HFCT) has awarded the student-run Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm a $20,000 grant to … Read More
Portsmouth fencer qualifies for Summer Nationals
PORTSMOUTH — A local fencer is headed to Columbus, Ohio in June to compete in the Summer Nationals. Cora Powledge, from … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with child molestation
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old man from Pennsylvania was charged by Portsmouth Police last week with two counts of second-degree child … Read More
In Portsmouth: The Little Theater gets a big makeover
Nearly five years after the Portsmouth High School auditorium was completed upgraded, its little sister to the south is also new and … Read More
Portsmouth home fetches $3.91 million
PORTSMOUTH — A five-bedroom home at 110 Farmlands Drive has sold for $3.91 million. According to statewide multiple listing … Read More
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RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season

A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.