The Latest from Portsmouth

Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors

PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Portsmouth brewery purchases Van Hof property for $1.25 million
PORTSMOUTH — Ragged Island Brewing is now the official owner of the former Van Hof property on Bristol Ferry Road, where the … Read More
R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of … Read More
Reise, Shers win seats on Portsmouth water board
PORTSMOUTH — The results are in: A new moderator was elected to the Administrative Board of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District … Read More
Prudence Islanders demand more funding for volunteer fire dept.
PORTSMOUTH — Prudence Island residents flooded Town Hall Wednesday night, demanding the Town Council restore about $80,000 in … Read More
Gallery: East Bay players feature prominently in Division I baseball title series
PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last … Read More
Portsmouth Police deal with DWI, assault, disorderly charges
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report. Wednesday, May 29 Emily C. Tucker, 28, of … Read More
Obituaries
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 …
Laurence Tonne Jr., 100, Portsmouth Laurence Tonne Jr., 100, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Laurence was born April 28, 1919, in New York, N.Y., to Laurence G. …
Sports
Kids up to the Challenge at 13th annual Jamboree in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — For the 13th straight year, children with developmental and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of baseball, …

Police Report
Merrill leads way as Portsmouth girls take 4th in states

PORTSMOUTH — Nikki Merrill, finally healthy after nagging injuries hobbled her during the indoor track season, made the most of her final outdoor meet as a member of the Portsmouth High …

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