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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 section of Portsmouth earlier this week has tested …
In the event of an emergency in Portsmouth, who’s in charge?
PORTSMOUTH — In the event of a severe hurricane or massive amounts of flooding, the president of the Town Council has the authority … Read More
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 … Read More
St. Philomena School wins teamwork award at First LEGO finals (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — St. Philomena School’s “Street Lights Done Right” team was among the award-winners at the First LEGO League … Read More
Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy begins March 10
PORTSMOUTH — Here’s your chance to play cop. Learn all about the inner workings of law enforcement by signing up for the … Read More
Building improvements top Portsmouth schools' 2020 agenda
PORTSMOUTH — School officials are gearing up to submit a Stage II application to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) … Read More
Sen. Coyne’s bill will ban 3-D printed guns, other untraceable firearms
PROVIDENCE — As investigators grapple with what may be Rhode Island’s first murder committed with a 3-D printed gun, Sen. Cynthia … Read More
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Obituaries
Cecelia Borden, 105, Portsmouth Cecelia (Pearce) Borden, 105, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 6, 2020, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Robert MacCormick and the late Richard …
Marie Kathryn Anita Iglesias, 89, Portsmouth Marie Kathryn Anita (Hebert) Iglesias of Portsmouth, 89, passed peacefully on December 30, 2019, in the comfort of her home. Of French Canadian descent, she was born on March 31, 1930, in Newport, …
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Sports
East Bay girls hockey rolls over Cranston, 8-3 PORTSMOUTH — The East Bay girls’ hockey team won its third game in a row last Thursday, Jan. 2, crushing Cranston, 8-3, during a league game at Portsmouth Abbey.
Memorial hockey games celebrating 18 years The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 8, 2020 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the memorial games.  The …
Portsmouth High boys split games in holiday tournament PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ basketball team won one and lost one in the two-day Tiverton Holiday Tournament last week. On Thursday, Dec. 26, the Division …
Opinion
Editorial: State priorities should be schools and jobs Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke …
Arlene Violet: Can political leaders stop the madness? With the onset of the new legislative session, taxpayers are gritting their teeth to see what fiscal ignominies will be piled onto their backs. One thing is for certain. The governor is out of …
Letter: What are implications of tank farm soil contamination? Editor’s note: This letter, dated Jan. 7, was addressed to Town Council President Kevin Aguiar and included on the council’s agenda Monday under correspondence.  To the …
Legal Notices
Portsmouth Legal Notices - May 16, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 Portsmouth Times.
Portsmouth Legal Notices – Sept. 27, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Portsmouth Times on Sept. 27, 2018.

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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.