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Portsmouth's pension plan questioned during budget hearing

Although the annual budget hearing earlier this month focused mainly on the town’s plan for the senior center, a couple of members of Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC) raised concerns over the town’s pension plan.
Portsmouth man indicted on sexual assault charges
PORTSMOUTH — A local man has been indicted on four counts of first-degree sexual assault. The Statewide Grand Jury returned the … Read More
E.P. Council reverses course, allows First Street pilot bike lane
EAST PROVIDENCE — The endeavor of the Planning Department and the Department of Public Works to conduct a pilot program bicycle lane … Read More
Portsmouth High boys capture first track class title in 15 years
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ outdoor track and field team won the Class B Championship at Conley Stadium in Providence … Read More
Portsmouth Police: Man arrested after breaking into apartment
PORTSMOUTH — A 36-year-old man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday, June 9, after he allegedly broke into an apartment at 2701 … Read More
Residents to town: Keep Portsmouth Senior Center open!
PORTSMOUTH — The first in-person Town Council meeting in 15 months was, ostensibly, a public hearing on the provisional budget for … Read More
‘Just be cool,’ guest speaker tells Portsmouth High grads
PORTSMOUTH — Although the graduates themselves were the stars of the show Friday night, faculty members and school officials shared … Read More
Herbert A. Rego, 89, Portsmouth Herbert A. Rego, age 89, formerly of Freeborn Street, Portsmouth, died on May 1, 2021 in Florida. He was the husband of the late Lorraine Rego for 54 years until her death in 2008. Herbert was …
Kenneth H. Lyons, 97, Portsmouth Kenneth H. Lyons, 97, former USS Wasp Commanding Officer and President, Newport Historical Society and Newport Rotary, died April 6, 2021. He was a retired U.S. Navy Captain, Certified Financial …
Portsmouth girls’ lacrosse team downs Rocky Hill, 26-11 (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team continued its impressive season Monday with a dominant win over visiting Rocky Hill Country Day.

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