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Portsmouth to state: Time to fix Stone Bridge — for real

PORTSMOUTH — The town hasn’t given up on the run-down Stone Bridge abutment just yet. The Town Council on Feb. 12 voted 6-0 to approve a resolution requesting state legislation to …
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
New bridge traffic pattern will split eastbound side into six lanes, three in each direction
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with B&E, domestic assault
PORTSMOUTH — A 39-year-old Warwick man was arrested last week and charged with assault and breaking and entering, police said. … Read More
Sean Gray smashes Portsmouth High record in 3,000 meters
PORTSMOUTH — Sean Gray’s only a sophomore, but he’s already proven himself to be one of the best runners in Portsmouth High … Read More
Portsmouth gymnasts win first division title since 2006
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High gymnasts are division champions for the first time in 18 years. The Patriots captured the … Read More
Portsmouth Middle School girls capture division title (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — In front of a packed house Wednesday afternoon, the Portsmouth Middle School girls’ basketball team defeated … Read More
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A different kind of 'meals on wheels' in Portsmouth

This train car may not move, but its chef certainly does.

In Portsmouth: They’ll be diving in again on Monday

PORTSMOUTH — The annual Polar Dive set for noon sharp on New Year’s Day will once again benefit the Island Park Preservation Society. The lighting of the bonfire will be at 11:18 …

‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …
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Obituaries
Dorothy Proulx Warren|Dorothy L. Proulx, 93, of Warren, RI, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 with her loving family by her side. A daughter of the late Odilone and Louise (Aubin) Proulx, she was a lifelon
Alice Taylor 94, formerly of Bristol and Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Taylor, Jr., who passed away in 2007. Born in Pawt
Patricia Lavier Patricia Ann Lavier (78) of Bristol, RI passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2024. Known affectionately as Pat, Patti, Mom, Coach, Grandma, and Big Ma, she was an avid reader, prolific crocheter
Sports
Portsmouth boys win third straight in hockey (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity hockey team defeated South Kingstown on Saturday for its third straight win. The 5-1 victory over the Rebels at Portsmouth Abbey …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024 inductees The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of …
Aidan Chen ties Portsmouth High record in high jump PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth High School record was tied on the way to the boys’ indoor track team’s third-place finish at the Class B Championship meet on Saturday at the …
Portsmouth beats Mt. Hope in gymnastics meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team notched another win on Sunday, defeating Mt. Hope at Strive Gymnastics in Somerset. The Patriots scored 133.3 points to the …
Opinion
Letter: Grassroots efforts can lead to positive change

To the editor: Grassroots efforts can lead to change. They can educate the public on important town issues and ensure that those who are supposed to represent us hear our voices and desires. …

Letter: Numbers tell the tale of our foundering economy

In the January 25, 2024 Shorelines Opinion Section, Mr. Clay Commons offers examples to show how well our economy is functioning and requests countering information. He explicitly states …

Letter: On the state, federal constitutions, and ‘assault weapons’

To the editor: Mr. Kossak’s letter of Feb. 1 on the subject of assault weapons bans (“ Vote to ban ‘assault rifles’ would be totally unnecessary ”) deserves further …

To the editor: Where’s the accountability at DOT?

So, according to the current RIDOT deputy chief engineer, the Washington Bridge failures “might” have pre-existed, but no one had noticed this until recently. It was actually an …

Letter: Vote to ban 'assault rifles' would be totally unnecessary

To the editor: In response to the letter to the editor by John and Linda Dacey in the Jan. 25 edition of the Portsmouth Times (“Rhode Island is rated 49th in democracy”), let’s …

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