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Conheeny’s hot shooting propels Portsmouth in OT victory

PORTSMOUTH — Adam Conheeny scored four 3-pointers in the final two and a half minutes of regulation — including one that tied the contest with less than a minute left — to …
Portsmouth girls beat Scituate in preliminary playoff game
PORTSMOUTH — A win’s a win. The Portsmouth High girls’ basketball team edged Scituate, 57-53, at home Thursday night in … Read More
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 … Read More
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
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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 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 Division II title at the RIIL Gymnastics Team and Individual …
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 Thompson Middle School, 38-31, to claim the title of …
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 …
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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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.