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Kids debating like adults should

PORTSMOUTH — Thatcher Foregger, an eighth-grade student at the Pennfield School, loves a good argument.  He loves a good argument so much he decided to start his own statewide …
Repairs to Prudence ferry dock begin this week
With the busy summer season over, scheduled repairs and reinforcements to the Prudence Island Ferry dock on Thames Street were slated … Read More
Parking problems, tax dollars hot topics at Prudence meeting
PRUDENCE ISLAND — Local and seasonal residents alike gathered into the Union Church pews this past Saturday, Sept. 14, as members … Read More
Portsmouth defeats Tiverton, E. Providence in cross-country meet
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams both took two out of three in a dual meet Monday … Read More
It’s almost showtime for new Portsmouth High auditorium
PORTSMOUTH — “We are going to do such a sensational variety show — the best 20 minutes ever in the history of theater,” said … Read More
Portsmouth's Tyler Fleig named to All-Academic Sailing Team
PORTSMOUTH — Tyler Fleig of Portsmouth, a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, was recently named to the 2018-19 All-Academic Sailing … Read More
Portsmouth, Newtown girls play 7th annual ‘friendship game’
PORTSMOUTH — For the seventh straight year, members of the Portsmouth and Newtown High schools girls’ soccer teams exchanged hugs … Read More
Eileen K. Kenney, 68, Bristol Eileen K. Kenney, 68, of Bristol passed on Friday, July 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends following a three-week illness. She was the daughter of the late Domenic J. Kenney and …
Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, Portsmouth Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on June 5, 2019. Gabe was born in Newport, R.I. to Michael Littlefield and S. Michelle (Levesque) Littlefield of Portsmouth Gabe …
Registration now open for open space 5K in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has opened registration for the 12th annual 5K Race for Open Space, to be held Saturday, Nov. 2. The race follows a loop course along the scenic …

Police Report
Portsmouth Police deal with DWIs, drug charges, disorderly conduct

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week: Monday, Aug. 26 Cristina M. Scott, 26, of 8 Burton Place, Middletown, was charged …

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