The Latest from Portsmouth

Coyote attacks, severely injures 80-pound dog in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A Windstone Drive resident, whose 80-pound Labrador retriever was brutally mauled by a coyote Tuesday night, is warning others to take extra precautions to keep their pets …
Strong second half leads Portsmouth to 66-44 win
PORTSMOUTH — It was a tale of two halves inside the Portsmouth High School field house Monday night.  Burrillville High School … Read More
Portsmouth girls take second in relay at East Coast Invitational
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team fared well at the East Coast Invitational held Friday and … Read More
Bat from Portsmouth tests positive for rabies
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting the public that a brown bat found in the Common Fence Point … Read More
Portsmouth names interim assistant superintendent
PORTSMOUTH — From celebrating state champions to announcing new appointments, School Committee members had plenty to keep them busy … Read More
A glimpse into the future for Portsmouth schools
PORTSMOUTH — On Monday, Town Council members got their first look at what the district’s four schools could look like if … Read More
Portsmouth OKs grant application for community center
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to submit a grant application to the Van Buren Charitable Foundation, … Read More
Albert "Jim" Papineau, 78, Portsmouth Albert "Jim" Papineau, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 17, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on April 25, 1941, in Newport to the late Albert M. Papineau and …
David B. Mower, 72, Portsmouth David B. Mower, 72, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Jan. 16, 2020. David was the husband of Joanne (Lindley) Mower. David was born in Lawrence, Mass.  to Robert Mower and Dorothy (Harlow) …
Portsmouth girls dismantle Townies in D-I matchup

PORTSMOUTH — Led by Emily Colicci, who netted 21 points to lead all scorers, the Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of East Providence during a home …

Police Report
Updated: Cranston PD locate missing child

CRANSTON — The Cranston Police Department has requested media and residents in neighboring municipalities help in its quest for find a missing 10-year-old girl. The CPD is actively …

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