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The Latest from Portsmouth

The race is on for the District 71 House seat

With election day less than two weeks away on Nov. 3, the race for a seat at the State House is nearing its end for District 71 candidates Michelle McGaw (D), Amy Veri (R) and Nathan Melvin (I). …
Déjà vu: District 72 showdown is a rematch of 2018
One of the more intriguing contests for statewide office during the midterm elections in 2018 is getting a rerun this Nov. 3. In … Read More
Horses who help with healing
The sun was shining down brightly, but Rachel’s mind had clouded over as she sat alone in the middle of the Silva Spirit Farm … Read More
Two Portsmouth boating facilities awarded DEM grants
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) on Tuesday announced the award of $37,500 in matching grants to … Read More
St. John’s Lodge now managing Portsmouth food bank
PORTSMOUTH — St. John’s Lodge No. 1 of the Freemasons, located at 81 Sprague St., has taken over management responsibilities for … Read More
Prudence Island in the spotlight at special Town Council meeting
PRUDENCE ISLAND — Residents on the east side of Prudence Island should expect vastly improved internet service by Jan. 1, 2021, the … Read More
LNG to be stored at Portsmouth site for at least another 3-4 years
PORTSMOUTH — No matter what solution National Grid comes up with to meet the long-term demands of its Aquidneck Island gas … Read More

John A. (Jack) Lyons, 77, Portsmouth John A. (Jack) Lyons, Jr, age 77, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2020 in his home in Rixeyville, Va., after a seven-year battle with cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange. Born in Fall …
Deanne Louise Crawford, 49, Portsmouth Deanne Louise Crawford passed of non-Covid related disease in Mesa, Ariz. on July 26, 2020. She fought valiantly to overcome her illness but was unable to recover. Like a shooting star, she …
Portsmouth High boys’ soccer team starts season with 1-1 tie

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity soccer team kicked off the 2020 season with a 1-1 tie against Shea  at home Saturday afternoon. 

Police Report
Portsmouth Police charge 2 men with using fake IDs to buy liquor

PORTSMOUTH — Two 19-year-old men were charged on Saturday, Oct. 10, with using fake IDs to purchase alcohol at two local liquor stores. The two separate arrests were made while …

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