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Trash, East Main rotary get Portsmouth residents fired up

Once again, the Town Council has had to delay discussion on a controversial issue due to overcrowding at a meeting.
Portsmouth backs out of deal to buy beach, pier
PORTSMOUTH — It looks like the town won’t be buying Teddi’s Beach and the Stone Bridge abutment from the state after all. Read More
Portsmouth man charged with felony assault
PORTSMOUTH — A 47-year-old local man was arrested last week on an affidavit warrant charging him with assault. Shortly before … Read More
In Portsmouth: All the news that’s fit to print — or not
PORTSMOUTH — The United States is continuing to lose local newspapers at a rate of more than two per week. That sobering … Read More
Kilpatrick leaving Portsmouth finance post, department earns kudos
PORTSMOUTH — Ryan Kilpatrick is moving on from his post as finance director for the Town of Portsmouth, but not before being … Read More
Portsmouth loses to Middletown in Thanksgiving game, 20-6 (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots played hard, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a strong Middletown squad during the annual … Read More
Island program provides a ‘Fresh Fit’ for the unhoused
While it may seem like just another part of the daily routine to most, to some, showers are a luxury. When No Wrong Door, a division … Read More
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Portsmouth falls to Westerly in football, 21-9

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High varsity football team dropped its second straight game last Thursday, Nov. 9, when it lost a non-league contest to Westerly at home, 21-8. Portsmouth …

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